A façade of the Celia Franca Centre at night time with lights glowing from the building

Celia Franca Centre

400 Jarvis Street

The Celia Franca Centre is an award-winning, state-of-the-art dance training facility at Canada’s National Ballet School.


The three storey atrium at the heart of the Celia Franca Centre is called Mona Campbell Square. It serves as a café and gathering place for the school and makes an ideal venue for events. An impressive modern structure of glass-and-steel surrounds and encases the Georgian-style house of long time Ontario Premier Sir Oliver Mowat (originally built in 1856). The superb integration of heritage buildings and contemporary architecture can be enjoyed inside and out. The atrium opens on to a courtyard, providing a seamless transition of indoor and outdoor spaces.


Venue Rental Capacity: 250 seated guests or 480 standing guests

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A façade of the Celia Franca Centre at NBS

Venue Rentals

Canada’s National Ballet School provides a number of venues which can suit a variety of events and functions, in the heart of downtown Toronto.


Learn more about how our facilities could work for your event.

Street facade of Currie Hall

Currie Hall

Built in 1911 as a Quaker Meeting House, Currie Hall was the original site of Canada’s National Ballet School. This dining hall is steeped in history and tradition, providing a gracious and refined atmosphere.

Betty Oliphant Theatre stage lit for a performance

Betty Oliphant Theatre

The Betty Oliphant Theatre is located in a former red-brick century home. It is a training and performance venue for Canada’s National Ballet School and a central venue for small and mid-sized dance and theatre companies.

Interior dance studio

Studio Rentals

The state-of-the-art studio spaces at Canada’s National Ballet School are perfectly suited for classes, tutoring, auditions, workshops, and rehearsals, among other options.