Go Behind the Scenes with TIFF

Date: Monday, July 8 at 1:30 PM

TIFF Members and Patrons like you are an important part of our family 365 days a year, but we all know that there is a magic that comes to the city around Festival time that just can’t be beat. For 11 days every September the world comes to Toronto, and our theatres. Each year TIFF is able to go forth thanks to amazing partnerships with some of the most beautiful venues in the world. Audiences fill the seats and prepare to see the world through film. But what goes on behind the scenes while audiences remain glued the screens? Plenty! We invite you to join us on our TIFF Behind the Scenes Tour on July the 8th to find out! This tour will take in four TIFF audience favourites throughout the city. At each stop we will be met by representatives of the theatre who will escort us back stage where we will learn the history of the venue while getting rare glimpses of Green Rooms, Dressing Rooms and of course a chance to walk the stage itself.

This tour will begin at the stunning Elgin and Winter Garden, declared a National Historic Site in 1982 after extensive restoration. Celebrating it's 100 year anniversary and considered to be the last fully operational double- decker theatre in the world, The Elgin and Winter Garden are both beautiful, yet astoundingly different from one another.

We will then walk as a group to our Gala Headliner, Roy Thomson Hall. Open since 1982, Roy Thomson Hall (called RTH by those who know and love her at TIFF) has played host to the most famous stars from Canada and around the world. With amazing acoustics and a backstage that stretches on forever, we will be walking in the footsteps of true entertainment legends (and sitting where they sat in the Green Room too)!

Then, a quick walk across the street will bring us to the unrivalled Princess of Wales Theatre. Built between 1991 and 1993 by father and son duo David and Ed Mirvish, this 2000-seat theatre opened to the public with the musical Miss Saigon. Designed by architect Peter Smith, with murals by renowned contemporary artist Frank Stella, this theatre shows just how well modern and traditional can mix when the right people come together.

Finally we will end our tour at our home – and yours – TIFF Bell Lightbox. Here too you will get to see the Green Room before we end with cocktails and mingling in our exclusive Bell Blue Room Members Lounge with Jesse Wente, Head of Film Programmes at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Proceeds from this exclusive and unprecedented tour will help TIFF continue our inspirational work beyond the Festival. We work 365 days a year to provide unique artistic, cultural and educational experiences for everyone, regardless of circumstances. Donations from supporters like you help us deliver these experiences at TIFF Bell Lightbox and in cinemas, classrooms, hospitals and galleries across Canada and around the world. Help us keep dreams on the screen and continue to transform the way people see the world through film.

Tickets just $100 and eligible for a charitable tax receipt in the maximum allowable amount.
Book yours today through the TIFF Patrons Circle office at 416-934-3238 or patronscircle@tiff.net.