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Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre brings back its popular Opera Pubs

Friday, September 30, 2022

The Opera Pub is back!

What’s more fun than opera and a beer with friends?

About Opera Pub

AtG’s Opera Pubs are improvised, wild nights that offer up your favourite operatic arias and ensembles, performed by both established and emerging opera talent. Opera Pubs are the perfect introduction for newbies and a welcome break for opera vets who want to see something “a little different.” What’s more fun than opera and a beer with friends?

Opera Pub is headed back out west!

Opera Pub was born in Banff Legion bar in Alberta and soon after transported to Toronto, which has been the headquarters of Opera Pub over the last few years. Between astounding the Amsterdam Bicycle Club, and tearin’ up Tranzac Club, it’s safe to say we’re here to stay in the glorious GTA.

With that being said, Opera Pub is too much party for just one city, so we are #thrilledtoannounce that we’re launching Opera Pubs in Vancouver and Edmonton (in partnership with Edmonton Opera)!

“Placing opera inside a bar put Against the Grain Theatre on the artistic map of Toronto and, since then, the company has grown into an operatic force in Canada. Yet even while creating new works for the Banff Centre and Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Against the Grain has maintained its monthly opera pub night… offer[ing] patrons one more chance to have a pint alongside some of the city’s best singers.” — Toronto Star

Times, Dates, & Locations


Tranzac Club

292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7

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Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can at the door. We are no longer selling tickets in advance. Seating is first come, first serve!

Dates & Times

All Toronto Opera Pubs happen on the first Thursday of the month. They begin at 8 PM, but you can show up a little earlier if you wish!

See the full list of dates below!

November 3rd, 2022

December 1st, 2022

February 2nd, 2023

March 2nd, 2023

April 6th, 2023

May 4th, 2023

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