Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we regret to share that Canada’s National Ballet School’s Gala 60: VIBRANT, which was to take place on March 12, has been cancelled. You can still support the School through the Handbid auction, which will be open until March 20, 2020.




Where is the 2020 NBS Gala being held?
  • For the first time, Canada’s National Ballet School’s (NBS) the annual Gala will be held on campus. Guests will arrive and check in at the Celia Franca Centre (400 Jarvis Street) before observing a student ballet performance at the Betty Oliphant Theatre (404 Jarvis Street). Guests will return to the main building for the remainder of the evening.

What is the Gala dress code?
  • Black-tie optional: choose between formal attire, dressy separates, or a cocktail attire. Be sure to make it Vibrant!
  • For inspiration, check out the GALA 60 VIBRANT Pinterest page.

When do tickets go on-sale?
  • All Gala tables and tickets are available to purchase online, by phone or email. To purchase online, go to the BUY NOW page. To pledge by phone or email, contact Chelsea Ireton at or 416-964-3780 x2205.

What type of payment do you accept and how can I purchase?
  • Online Payments
  • Credit Card
  • Cheque – please make your cheque payable to Canada’s National Ballet School and mail to:
Chelsea Ireton
Manager, Development & Partnership Events
Canada's National Ballet School
400 Jarvis Street, Toronto ON Canada M4Y 2G6

I’m a young patron (under 40). What are my ticket options?
  • NBS’ First Position Patrons will be hosting a special ticket group for all young patrons (under 40) to attend for the student ballet performance, followed by a cocktail reception and late-night party. Vibrant Party Tickets for young patrons include access from 7:30pm onward, and host food and beverages throughout the evening. Tickets are limited due to seating capacity in the Betty Oliphant Theatre. Tickets do not qualify for a tax receipt.

I’d like to attend the Vibrant Party but am not a young patron (under 40). Are there ticket options for me?
  • A limited number of tickets have been reserved for members of the NBS community who do not fall under the age of 40, but who wish to attend. General Admission Vibrant Party Tickets include access from 7:30pm onward, starting with a student ballet performance, and followed by a cocktail reception and late-night party. Host food and beverages will be provided throughout the evening. Tickets do not include dinner, and do not qualify for a tax receipt.

I want to host a group of clients. What are my ticket options?
  • Group sales are available for both the Vibrant Dinner and the Vibrant Party in groups of 10. Dinner Groups start at $6,500 (Half Corps de Ballet Table, 5 seats) and include a student performance, cocktail reception, full-course dinner, and vibrant party. Party Group Packages are $1,700 (10 Tickets) and include a student performance, cocktail reception, and vibrant party.

Will there be a student ballet performance?
  • Yes. All dinner and party guests will have access to attend one of two performances taking place in the Betty Oliphant Theatre. Access and entry for each performance will be staggered based on ticket level, and communicated to guests closer to the event. Both performances will be identical. Photography is not permitted. No late-admission.

What are the different ticket options, arrival times and inclusions?
  • 5:30pm Entry: includes student performance, cocktail reception, full-course dinner, vibrant party, and partial tax receipt.
    • $50,000 – Étoile Table
    • $25,000 – Principal Table
    • $12,500 – Corps de Ballet Table
    • $6,500 – Corps de Ballet Half Table
    • $1,500 – Individual Dinner Ticket
  • 7:30pm Entry: includes student performance, cocktail reception, and vibrant party. No tax receipt.
    • $1,700 – Party Group (10 Tickets)
    • $200 – Party General Admission
    • $175 – Party Young Patrons

How do I get to the Gala?
  • Canada’s National Ballet School is located at 400 Jarvis Street. Closest subway stops are Wellesley Station at Yonge (walk south east to NBS), and College Station at Yonge (walk north east to NBS).


Where should I park and is parking free?
  • Valet parking is free for all guests. More details to come closer to the event.

Do I need tickets to check into the event?
  • No tickets will be issued to this event. Table guests and ticket holders can check in upon arrival using their last name, or table name.
PLEASE NOTE: Some areas of the NBS campus are accessible by stairs. Patrons requiring wheelchair or other special-needs seating or access routes are asked to contact Samantha Bordignon at or 416-964-3780 x2123, so that we can coordinate the best available alternatives to meet your needs.


GALA 60 VIBRANT – More Details