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Top 12 Black Friday deals in the arts


For the second year in a row I’ve collected Black Friday deals for you. I hope that my love of the arts inspires you to share yours with family and friends. I knows the events & items below will make great gifts, that leave lasting memories!

Stratford Festival Gift Shop
Stratford and online
25% off all merchandise.

This is a fantastic chance to load up on Christmas gifts for the theatre nerds among your family and friends.

Our 10 year old son loved the Macbeth t-shirt we got him and he devours the graphic novels of Shakespeare’s classics. With “Romeo and Juliette” on the bill for 2017 I recommend the graphic novel version of the story which Cole and I first read when he was 8.

The deal includes everything online and in the shops. Click here to see my picks.

Good Tickle Brain
20% off
There’s no better place to find unique items for the Shakespeare geek in your life!

From November 25-28, use the coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2016 to save 20% in the Good Tickle Shoppe. The deal includes everything from posters to t-shirts to comic books.

The Grand Theatre
25% off


“Canadian History – doesn’t just rock, it comes at you with an aggressive and EXPLOSIVE ENERGY in the THRILLING NEW ROCK MUSICAL from Catalyst Theatre” – Liz Nicholls, The Edmonton Journal

I am sooooo looking forward to seeing this dynamite new show.

Expires Sun. Nov 27 at Midnight.
72 hours only. 25% off Tues. Feb. 7th and Wed. Feb. 8th performances
Your only chance to see the hit show “Vigilante” before it heads to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Purchase Friday after 7am tickets online here.


The Budweiser Gardens
The Harlem Globetrotters 2017 World Tour
Save 25%
Saturday, April 15

I’ll finally get to see The Harlem Globetrotters’ perfect mix of family fun and great basketball skills. The Globetrotters represent nine decades of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game.

Click to save 25% with Code: MAGIC valid on select price levels.

First Ontario Performing Arts Centre
St. Catharines
$20 for 1 Ticket (a $28.50 Value) to a choice of: Max & Ruby, Moon Mouse or Elephant & Piggie.


Click here for details[WagJag].

Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival
25% off
For the 24 hours of Black Friday, receive 25% off ticket purchases at with the code Black Friday
For the 24 hours of Cyber Monday, receive 25% off ticket purchases at with the code Cyber Monday

Port Credit Comedy Festival
25% off
For the 24 hours of Black Friday, receive 25% off ticket purchases at with the code Black Friday
For the 24 hours of Cyber Monday, receive 25% off ticket purchases at with the code Cyber Monday

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre
25% OFF regular tickets for select performances.


Use promo code 25on25 at

Click here for all the 29 shows available with this deal.
My top 3 would be: Maceo Parker, African Guitar Summit and Les Grand Ballets Canadiens de Montreal.

Royal Ontario Museum
20% off admission at the Royal Ontario Museum
Easily our favourite museum, I’m always amazed how much time we can spend there and still want to come back for more.


New Exhibit: Wildlife Photographer of the Year
I can’t wait to see the striking new wildlife and nature photographs.

They’ll inspire you to enter the ROM Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest
Whether you’re an amateur or pro, share your favourite images of the natural world for a chance to win amazing prizes. Your photograph might end up on display at the Museum!

There’s even a youth category for kids aged 13-17.

Tickets at and enter promo code STRATFORD

Opera Atelier
40% off sections B & C for our spring production of Charpentier’s Medea on April 25 or 26, 2017.

When was the last time you saw Opera? Splurge. Look up a new friend on Tinder and surprise them with a date at the opera.
Use promo code “FRIDAY” when purchasing tickets here.
TicketMaster fees will apply.

Potted Potter
Buy One Get One Free – Cyber Monday Deal


If you missed it last time Potted Potter was in Toronto, now’s your chance to see the show that’s getting rave reviews and Critics’ Picks from the New York Times, Time Out London and the Chicago Daily Herald.

Purchase at
Use promo code: CYBER*
Only valid on tickets purchased in price level 1 and 2. Tickets must be purchased in multiples of 2. Select performances only: DEC 24 (12PM +3PM) DEC 26 (5PM) DEC 27 (5PM) – DEC 28(5PM) DEC 29(5PM) DEC 30 (5PM) JAN 2 (8PM) JAN 3 (8PM).

Unique Lives & Experiences
Roy Thomson Hall
Save 25%

Save 25% on a tickets to a series of 5 speakers.

Click here for the full line-up and bios:
Julia Gillard-Former PM of Australia
Linda Ronstadt-Living with Parkinson’s Disease
Suan Aglukark-The Artic Rose of Canada
Lara Logan-Correspondent 60 Minutes
Canada’s own singer, story teller and all that-Jann Arden.

A great gift for the life long learners and creative thinkers on your list.

Click here to purchase tickets at this exclusive offer and get the best seats before they sell out!.

The Royal Conservatory | Koerner Hall
20% off.
Available Friday after 10am only. Use discount code BLFR16 when you purchase tickets to any of the Koerner Hall performances listed below.


To purchase tickets, contact RCM Tickets at 416.408.0208 or buy tickets online via The Royal Conservatory of Music website.

Do not miss this rare opportunity to save 20% and share the gift of music this holiday season.

Laila Biali and Pilar
Thursday, December 1

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca (both evenings)
Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3

Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan
Sunday, December 18

JCT Trio
Saturday, January 21

Harry Manx and Friends
Friday, February 3

Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica
Saturday, February 4

Johannes Debus conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra
Friday, February 10

Dover Quartet with Avi Avital
Saturday, February 11

Jelly & George featuring Aaron Diehl and Cécile McLorin Salvant
Thursday, February 23

Ashley MacIsaac and The Once
Saturday, February 25

GGS OPERA: La Cecchina (both evenings)
Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17

Alina Ibragimova with Cédric Tiberghien Duo
Friday, March 31

Bramwell Tovey conducts the Royal Conservatory Orchestra
Friday, April 7

Les Violons du Roy with Philippe Jaroussky
Thursday, April 13

Monsieur Periné and Patricia Cano
Wednesday, April 19

The Montrose Trio & Friends
Friday, April 28

Raoul and The Big Time “Down in the Delta”
Saturday, April 29

An Evening with Tomson Highway
Friday, May 12

This ticket offer is applicable to all seating locations, pending availability.
Special offer expires at 11:59pm on November 25, 2016.
Valid for up to four (4) tickets per person per event.

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Top 12 Black Friday deals in the arts

Keith Tomasek
24 November 2016
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