The Ballet Boutique at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is open for all National Ballet performances. A project of The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada, the Boutique raises money for the Build-a-Ballet fund with all the proceeds going to help purchase new repertoire for the company. Over the years 52 ballets have entered the repertoire with the support of sales from the Boutique. All the staff working at the Boutique are volunteers.
The Boutique carries a wide range of ballet related products for dance lovers – dvds, books, posters, ornaments, t-shirts, and jewellery.
During the holiday season, it carries a range of over 50 different nutcrackers, as well as other Nutcracker items and seasonal gifts.
The Ballet Boutique is a popular stop for audience members before the show and at intermission. However, it is possible to shop at the store even if you are not attending a performance. If you come after the performance has begun, an usher will give permission to enter the theatre to visit the Boutique.