Category Archives: TAPA Membership

Arts Worker Discount: Renee Barda – Life Begins Again!, The Miles Nadal JCC

The Miles Nadal JCC is pleased to offer TAPA members discounted tickets for Renee Barda – Life Begins Again!

On Saturday December 11th at 7:30pm you can hear the stellar voice of mezzo soprano Renee Barda as she takes the stage at the Miles Nadal JCC’s Al Green Theatre performing classics by Gershwin, art songs, and more. Special guests Dorothy Krizmanic (piano), Gideon Wilk (clarinet), and John Lettieri (accordion). Visit to listen to samples of Renee’s stunning voice.

Regular tickets are $22. As a TAPA member simply call the box office number 416-924-6211 ext 0 and say “I belong” to receive the $18 ticket price.


Event: ArtsVote Sundays, The Second City

There’s only one mayoral candidate that truly supports the arts! The Second City is inviting all artists and arts workers to catch our new hit show Second City for Mayor any Sunday night in April and support ArtsVote 2010.

Use the promo code ARTSVOTE to purchase $15 tickets and $5 from every ticket purchase will be donated to ArtsVote 2010, a coalition of arts workers and artists working to elect candidates who support the arts in the 2010 municipal election (
Tickets must be purchased in advance at or 416-343-0011, and proof of your arts worker status is required when you pick up your ticket (Equity card, recent show program, business card, for example). Offer is valid for 7:00 pm shows on Sunday April 4, 11, and 25. (No show April 18th)

“****smart, sassy, sexy and spectacularly funny” – Toronto Star
“early returns show [Melody A.] Johnson and her comedy troupe winning in a laugher” – Globe and Mail

About Artsvote:
ArtsVote 2010 is a coalition of arts workers and artists, working to elect candidates who support the arts in the October 25, 2010 municipal election. Our goals are to communicate the value of our contribution to Toronto, and mobilize all of us who earn our living in the arts to vote for candidates who are committed to building a vibrant and cultured community.

ArtsVote was founded in 1993 by a dedicated team of arts workers and artists, with the goal of raising awareness among the cultural community of the importance of their vote for candidates who supported the cultural sector in the city of Toronto. Through four municipal elections, beginning in 1994, ArtsVote created and distributed the excellent and effective Report Card and was instrumental in getting arts-savvy voters out to the polls. Between elections, ArtsVote organized deputations to City (& Metro) Council at budget time, encouraging councillors to continue investing in the arts community.

TAPA Membership: 20% Off Tickets to BOX, inDANCE

Following a celebrated debut at the Joyce SoHo in New York City, inDANCE presents BOX! From Bharata Natyam to Bollywood and beyond, BOX questions every assumption about what is “traditional” and “classical” and takes us on an exotic, erotic, powerful and poetic journey.  BOX is also part of Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps.

Use the discount code “SEXY” when you call the Box Office at 416.973.4000 and get 20% off the $31 ticket price.

For tickets, call 416.973.4000 or visit

For more information about inDANCE and to view our video trailers, visit

TAPA Membership: Free Fall Offer to TAPA Members, The Theatre Centre

On behalf of the Free Fall ‘10 festival in partnership with Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage: The Theatre Centre wants to extend a Special Offer to their friends at the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts.

Theatre Junction-On The Side of The Road

A young novelist returns to his family cottage with his Parisian girlfriend to confront his past and murky depths of identity.
‘smart, big-hearted, sexy, strange, hallucinatory’ Calgary Herald.

March 24 – 27, 8.30pm. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre. Only $20 (normally $30)!

To Book call the Harbourfront Centre at 416.973.4000 and quote OSOR-TAPA

FREE FALL ’10 – is a biennial festival celebrating innovation and risk in performance.  This year sees nine new works by leading artists – emerging and established – from across Canada.

More Information on Free Fall or

TAPA Membership: Advance Registration Discount is Extended to January 20 for TAPA Members!, INTIX

Experience the International Ticketing Association’s 31st Annual Conference & Exhibition Your Passport to Ticketing is in Toronto, January 26-28, 2010

Engage. Learn. Innovate. Network. Engager. Apprendre. Innover. Réseau.


Long heralded as the forum for the entertainment ticketing industry, the annual INTIX conference is the largest of its kind serving the entertainment ticketing community.  This three-day event includes a comprehensive program of issue-driven workshops, professional presentations by industry leaders, and the INTIX Exhibition – attracting exhibitors from around the globe – making it your best source for ticketing products and services.

Who should come and why

Designed for anyone directly or indirectly involved in ticketing the arts, theatre, professional sports, college athletics, and arenas as well as ticket distribution and entertainment management, the annual conference attracts attendees representing the broadest range of those working in single  ticket sales, subscription and group sales, marketing, ticket operations and technology, finance and revenue management, development and patron services.

Join your colleagues at the world’s largest gathering of entertainment ticketing professionals and leading service providers!

  • Hands-on educational opportunities provide insight and innovation to the workplace
  • Learn the newest industry trends, best practices and technological advancements
  • Make global connections with colleagues from organizations of all sizes and genres

GET THREE FULL DAYS for the member rate of only USD $675 and USD $925 for non-members.

REGISTER FOR ONE DAY and receive a $25 TAPA discount of only USD $225 for members and USD $310 for non-members.  Register by January 20 after the 20th, prices go UP!

DOWNLOAD the 2010 Conference brochure HERE for programming and travel information.

REGISTER NOW by emailing or calling INTIX headquarters at +1 212.629.4036.

TAPA Membership: 15% OFF Regular Ticket Prices to Otello, Canadian Opera Company

CANADIAN OPERA COMPANY 09/10 Diamond Anniversary Season


Special Holiday Offer
15% OFF regular ticket prices*
February 3, 10, 16 and 22 Performances ONLY
Promotion Code: TAPARTS

Shakespeare’s heart-wrenching tragedy is served magnificently by Giuseppe Verdi’s score. Clifton Forbis returns to the COC in Verdi’s most demanding tenor role.

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, COC.CA or call 416-363-8231

*Subject to availability, excludes sections 2A and 2B

Announcement: TRIP-Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program Launched, TAPA

TORONTO, November 23, 2009—At the AGM of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) Executive Director Jacoba Knaapen announced today a new program exclusive to TAPA members. The Travel, Retreat and Initiatives Program – TRIP, is a multi-tiered program designed to assist TAPA members with travel associated with touring, international collaboration and professional development. In addition, TRIP offers a unique retreat opportunity to the TAPA membership.

TAPA announced three new partnerships that are key sponsors in the launch of the TRIP Program: Porter Airlines; Steve Beatty, in association with MHC Insurance Brokers and Premiere Insurance Underwriting Services Inc; and the Valleyview Artist Retreat.

TAPA is committed to investing in the health of Toronto’s professional theatre, dance and opera industry and has created TRIP to assist the artists and administrative leaders of the TAPA membership. “TRIP provides members with a much-needed new funding source in support of touring and professional development initiatives”, says TAPA Past President Celia Smith, who will Chair the new TRIP Committee, “and offers three distinct components to TAPA members designed to aid in the expansion and continued growth of Toronto’s theatre, dance and opera companies”.

The Porter Component: With an emphasis on customer service and a willingness to consider innovative ideas, Porter Airlines is the ideal partner for TAPA in the creation of the TRIP Program. As the official airline of TRIP, Porter Airlines is providing six return flights to anywhere Porter Airlines flies. Current Canadian destinations include: Thunder Bay, Ottawa, Mont Tremblant, Montreal, Quebec City, Halifax and St.John’s. Current US destinations include: Chicago, New York, Myrtle Beach and Boston.

The Flight Component: Recognizing the financial challenges that many TAPA members face in travel costs, Steve Beatty, in association with MHC Insurance Brokers and Premiere Insurance Underwriting Services Inc; are providing $7500 cash sponsorship to cover air travel costs, nationally and internationally to anywhere that Porter Airlines does not travel.

An established leader and founder of the “Act One Theatrical Insurance Program”, Steve Beatty has worked to make Act One an affordable and comprehensive theatre insurance program for commercial and not-for-profit companies for over 12 years. Commenting on the new TRIP initiative Mr. Beatty said “We are very excited to sponsor and support TAPA in this important new program. We are confident that this wonderful fund will help provide an opportunity for the talent and passion of Toronto producers, actors and performers to be experienced first-hand by audiences internationally.”

The Retreat Component: Valleyview Artist Retreat is located north-west of Toronto in the Hills of Caledon in a secluded rural setting. Offering an environment conducive to inspiration and rejuvenation, artists will be free to pursue their work without interruption. Artistic Directors and General Managers are welcome to apply to this component of TRIP and consideration will also be given to those working in arts administration seeking a day facility for visioning meetings and workshops (suitable for 6-8 people).

There will be two annual TRIP application deadlines. The TRIP Selection Committee; Celia Smith (Chair), Jim Aldridge (Mirvish Productions) Steve Beatty, Allen MacInnis (Lorraine Kimsa People for Young People), and Alexis Da-Silva Powell (TAPA); will meet to review submissions and identify successful applicants.

Successful applicants will be asked to write a brief report on their experiences and submit it to the TRIP Selection Committee within a month of their trip or visiting artist’s trip.

Please visit the TAPA website for full Eligibility Rules.

TAPA is an arts service organization that represents 175 professional theatre, dance and opera companies in the City of Toronto, and works to create an environment in which the performing arts may flourish and maintain its leadership role in the vitality of the City of Toronto.

Among the programs and services provided by TAPA are: the T.O. TIX Booth—Toronto’s One-Stop Ticket Shop at Yonge-Dundas Square and online at; the Dora Mavor Moore Awards; 5 STAR EXPERIENCE Theatre & Dining Packages, Toronto’s Official Theatre Guide, featuring comprehensive listings for theatre, dance and opera performances & Toronto theatre map; hipTIX, offering $5 tickets to students between the ages of 15 and 29, and the Commercial Theatre Development Fund. For more information visit and