Toronto Art Venue Deals for Youth

A FYI from our intern, Carina:

Toronto’s arts and culture scene really takes care of young people. There are many great deals for youth to take advantage of. Listed below are some great opportunities for inexpensive and even some free admission to art galleries and theatre, music, and dance performances.

Museums and Art Galleries:

Royal Ontario Museum- On Wednesdays, between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm, general admission to the ROM is free. On Friday evenings after 4:30 pm, admission for youth with a valid student ID is $10.50.

Art Gallery of Ontario– On Wednesdays, between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm, general admission to the AGO is free. On Tuesdays through Fridays after 3:00 pm, admission for youth with a valid student ID is free.

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art– On every visit, admission to the museum is pay-what-you-can.

Gardiner Museum- Every Tuesday, admission is free to post-secondary students. Every Friday, between 4 pm and 9 pm admission is half price, making it only $3 for high school students.


Soulpepper– 30 minutes before each show $5 tickets are sold to those 21 years of age and younger.

Buddies in Bad Times– Check out the theatre’s website to enter your email and receive invitations to free shows, followed with artist talk-back sessions.

Canadian Stage– For those under the age of 29 years, $12.50 can be bought, up to 2 weeks before a show, online after a short registration process.


National Ballet of Canada- $30 tickets for those between the ages of 16-29 years can be bought online on the day of the show at

Toronto Symphony Orchestra– Anyone between the ages of 15-35 is eligible to buy $14 tickets after signing up online for a free tsosoundcheck card.

Canadian Opera Company– Those under 30 years of age are eligible to purchase $22 tickets anytime before a show.

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