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.

NBS Gala 60


GALA 60 Event Details

On Thursday, March 12, 2020, Canada’s National Ballet School opens the doors of its iconic buildings for
GALA 60 VIBRANT: a high-chroma evening of immersive experience and performance to spotlight the power of dance. The annual gala is NBS’ signature fundraising event—but this year is like no other. With GALA 60 VIBRANT, we mark NBS’ 60th anniversary with a brand-new event that takes over the School’s campus for the first time, from the soaring studios of the Celia Franca Center to the illustrious stage of the Betty Oliphant Theatre.


  • Exclusive and high-chroma evening of immersive experiences

  • Lively cocktail reception and full-course plated dinner for 350 VIP guests

  • Spirited young patrons reception for NBS’ First Position Patrons (40 & Under)

  • Performance by Canada’s National Ballet School students that spotlights the power of dance

  • Mobile silent auction featuring a variety of unique items and experiences

  • VIBRANT late-night party and entertainment



For the full VIBRANT Experience, tables and individual dinner tickets are available from $1,500 – includes student performance, cocktail reception, full-course dinner, and vibrant party (complimentary host bar and hors d’oeuvres).
5:30PM – Event Start   I  6:30PM – Performance
Followed by Dinner and Vibrant Party

VIP Dinner tickets are now sold out but there are a number of ways to participate and support NBS. If you would like to be added to the VIP Dinner waitlist, please let us know.
 Vibrant Party Tickets are still available for purchase, and Gala Donations are welcome at any level.


NBS extends a warm welcome to the NBS Community to join us for the VIBRANT Experience. Party Tickets include student performance, vibrant reception and party (complimentary host bar and hors d’oeuvres). General Admission Party Tickets, $200 I Young Patrons Party Tickets, $175 I Group Tickets, $1,700 (10 tickets). Available for purchase online, or by phone/email.
7:30PM – Event Start   I  8:15PM – Performance
Followed by Reception and Vibrant Party

Tickets are limited! Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate NBS’ first six decades and play a critical role in setting our course for the future.

To learn more, or to purchase tickets by phone or email, contact:

Tessa Bulham
Director of Development
Chelsea Ireton
Manager, Development & Partnership Events
416.964.3780 x2205



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