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  Canada

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is a 2,071-seat theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada located at the southeast corner of University Avenue and Queen Street West, across from Osgoode Hall. The land on which it is located was a gift from the Government of Ontario. It is the home of the Canadian Opera Company (COC) and the National Ballet of Canada.


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The Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is a 4-million-cubic-foot (110,000 m3) performing arts, culture and community facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta. The auditorium was built in 1955, on a 13-acre (53,000 m2) site adjacent to the University of Alberta to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alberta. It is owned and operated by the Government of Alberta.[1] The Jubilee is home to the Edmonton Opera and the Alberta Ballet. For many years it has hosted Broadway shows, stand-up comedians, theatre productions, bands, orchestras, dance festivals and awards ceremonies.


Photo: "Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton Alberta Canada 01A" by WinterE229 WinterforceMedia - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Opera Lyra Ottawa (OLO) is a non-profit professional opera company based in Ottawa, Ontario. It was founded in 1984 by Canadian soprano Diana Gilchrist after the demise of the National Arts Centre's annual summer opera productions. The company performs fully staged and concert version operas in their original language with French and English surtitles at the National Arts Centre as well as running outreach and young artist programs. John Peter "Jeep" Jefferies is its General Director.


Photo: "National Arts Centre 2010" by Skeezix1000 - Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons

Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier is a large multipurpose venue in Montréal, Québec equipped with sophisticated technical equipment. It seats 2,982 people and is part of the Place des Arts cultural complex in Montréal's Quartier des Spectacles entertainment district. It is the home of the Opéra de Montréal, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and hosts concerts during the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Built in 1963 by Hazen Sise, Dimitri Dimakopoulos and Fred Lebensold (of the Montréal architectural partnership Arcop), the theatre was initially called the Grande Salle before being named in honor of the famous head of the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Wilfrid Pelletier.


Photo: "Place des Arts 15" by Jeangagnon - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium is a 4-million-cubic-foot (110,000 m3) performing arts, culture and community facility located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The auditorium was built in 1955 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Alberta. It is owned and operated by the Government of Alberta. The Jubilee is home to Calgary Opera, Alberta Ballet, the Kiwanis Music Festival, and the annual Canadian Legion Remembrance Day Ceremonies. For many years it has hosted Broadway shows, stand-up comedians, theatre productions, bands, orchestras, dance festivals and awards ceremonies. Other tenants include Broadway Across Canada.


Photo: "Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 2" by User:Thivierr - Digital camera photo taken by uploader. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is a performing arts venue in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Along with the Orpheum and the Vancouver Playhouse, it is one of three facilities operated by the Vancouver Civic Theatres Department (the Playhouse adjoins the QE Theatre in the same complex). It is named after the current Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.


Photo: "Queen Elizabeth Theater Vancouver BC" by Richard Macdonald - I created this work entirely by myself.. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikipedia

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are a pair of stacked theatres in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Winter Garden Theatre is seven storeys above the Elgin Theatre. They are the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world. The pair were originally built as the flagship of Marcus Loew's theatre chain in 1913. The building was designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb, who also built the Ed Mirvish Theatre.


Photo: "Elgin Theatre interior" by Anton Bielousov - Own work: Doors Open, Toronto (2011). Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

  Costa Rica

The National Theatre of Costa Rica (Spanish: Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica) is the national theatre of Costa Rica. It is located in the central section of San José, Costa Rica. Construction began in 1891, and it opened to the public on 21 October 1897 with a performance of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust. The National Theatre stood as a cultural asset of the country during a time when coffee exports were a source of its success. It presents high quality performances, with artistic criteria being very high.


Photo: "Costa Rica-Teatro Nacional" by Andres Alvarez. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

  Croatia

The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb (Croatian: Hrvatsko narodno kazalište u Zagrebu), commonly referred to as HNK Zagreb, is a theatre, opera and ballet house located in Zagreb. It is owned and operated by the Ministry of Culture. The theatre evolved out of the first city theatre built in 1836 housed in the present-day Old City Hall.[citation needed] The theatre was first established as the Croatian National Theatre in 1860, and in 1861 it gained government support putting it on par with many other European national theatres.


Photo: "Teatro Nacional, Zagreb, Croacia, 2014-04-20, DD 01" by Diego Delso. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons