Your visit to The Underworld
Doors open at 7:30pm. Orphée⁺ begins at 8pm, and is under 2 hours long (including one 20-minute intermission). Please allow yourself time to pass through the gates of Hell (it’s a bit of labyrinth).
This email is not your ticket. Your physical tickets will be available for pickup at the Venue Box Office the night of the performance. (Unless you ordered “Direct Mail” delivery, in which case tickets were shipped to your home. Don’t have them Don’t worry! Box Office will help.)
Venue Box Office (Fleck Dance Theatre)
Located on the same level as the theatre (see more below)
Opens 6pm each night — we recommend picking up tickets up to 30 minutes before showtime
All tickets are seating-assigned, and your physical ticket will have your seat number & section printed on it. This venue is wheelchair accessible.
Have a friend who wants to attend the performance because they heard it was a damned delight? Tickets are available for purchase at the Venue Box Office (cash/credit welcome).
Fleck Dance Theatre (Third Floor)
207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, M5J 1A7
Enter front building marked “207 Queens Quay”
The closest on-site parking is the “P2” (York Quay Underground) lot. Evening rates: $18–24. More info here.
Pull up and stop for a direct drop-off if desired. This venue is wheelchair accessible; let us know in advance if you are arriving in an assisted mobility device.
Elevator access to the Theatre Box Office and Theatre Entrance (both on the third floor) is available from the main floor, at the south end of the building, directly opposite the Brookfield common cafeteria seating.
Bike lock stands are located at the corners of the building. (Try the North end of the building, near the Sobey’s storefront.)
Take the 510 Spadina or 509 Harbourfront streetcar; stop is “Queens Quay West at Harbourfront”
What to expect
Aerial artistry, burlesque dancers and a virtual choir of 100 singers from around the world and…
In keeping with the AtG spirit, The Fleck Dance Theatre is fully equipped with two bars (tap-only credit card and cash) right in our performance space (upper and lower level). Skip the lines, and place your intermission drink orders as soon as you arrive at the theatre: enjoy some wine, beer, spirits, non-alcoholic bevs and snaaaaacks.
We know you have questions, and we thought we’d put stage director and AtG Artistic Director/Founder Joel Ivany in the hot seat. Head to the upper level/dance studio of the venue at 7:45pm.
Tonight’s performance features dancers from NYC’s Company XIV, a unique blend of circus, Baroque dance, ballet, opera, live music and lavish design.
Where to eat
(There’s also a pharmacy, grocery store and barber inside the building if you’re looking to run some errands before the show. Just don’t forget to pick up the thing.)
What to read
This show is great, but don’t just take our word for it.
It’s an electronic, baroque, burlesque trip into hell and Marcy Richardson has a bird’s-eye view | Toronto Star
Why soprano Marcy Richardson—who sings, acts and dances in the air, without a safety apparatus—is used to looking down to see “jaws drop wide open” during her performances.
“A list of 4 reasons why AtG’s approach to Orphée et Eurydice continues a lineage of adaptation seen over the past 200 years…”
“It’s the most adventurous musical event of the month.”
“The show is a smashing success — an ideal instance of the old being made marvellously, yet thoughtfully, new.”
“This will likely be the first time Orphée is performed with burlesque dancers, aerialists and electronic music.”
“Against the Grain Theatre’s spring production is upon us, and it boasts all the innovation and surprises for which the award-winning company is known.”
A reviewer shares his anticipation.