Celebrating 15 years

Welcome to Studio 180 Theatre’s Online Auction, and thank you for helping us celebrate our 16th Season! The proceeds from this auction will support Studio 180 Theatre’s ongoing artistic and educational programming.

This is a two-part auction. The first part is online and the second part will be done live at our special event, Canada’s Next Top Theatre Producer on Thursday, May 16.

Here’s how it works:

BID: View our 21 items and packages below and click on the BID NOW button to bid on the items you’re interested in. You’ll be taken to a form where you’ll add your contact info and enter your bid.

BID AGAIN: The current highest bid will be updated on our website each weekday. If you see you’ve been outbid, you can click on the BID NOW button again and make another bid. You can bid as often as you like.

TOP BIDDER: If you are the top bidder when the online auction closes on Wednesday, May 15 at noon, your bid will be entered on the silent auction bid sheets at our Canada’s Next Top Theatre Producer silent auction on Thursday, May 16. Your bid will compete against people bidding live and if your bid is the highest at the end of the evening, you win!

If you have any questions, please email byron@studio180theatre.com or call him at 416-962-1800. 

KEY ONLINE AUCTION DATES

Bidding opens: Wednesday, May 1

Online auction ends: Wednesday, May 15 at noon

Top online bidders notified: Thursday, May 15

Winners notified: Friday, May 17

Thank you for supporting Studio 180 Theatre and GOOD LUCK!


Mayhem at the Moonshine Mile, Mysterious Minds Escape Rooms (Toronto)

1. Mysterious Minds Escape Room Experience for Four

Value: $100
Starting Bid: $40
Bidding Increments: $10
Buy It Now: $120
TOP BID: $40 by Paul B.

Uncover the truth behind who is poisoning your prized racehorse in this 1920s-themed Escape Room. Grab three of your cleverest friends to participate in “Mayhem at the Moonshine Mile.”

Donated by: Mysterious Minds

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2. Hot Air Balloon Ride for Two

Value: $650
Starting Bid: $400
Bidding Increments: $50
Buy It Now: $750
Top Bid: $0

This 1 hour flight for two is followed by a traditional champagne toast after the flight and a commemorative flight certificate personalized for each passenger and signed by the pilot. Valid across nine cities including Ottawa, Kitchener, London, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Grand Prairie and Calgary.

Donated by: Sundance Balloons

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3. Toronto Maple Leafs Tickets

Value: $300
Starting Bid: $150
Bidding Increments: $25
Buy It Now: $400
Top bid: $225 by Marg H. 

Cheer on the Toronto Maple Leafs with two tickets to a home game at Scotiabank Arena during the 2019/20 Season. Your two seats will be in the “End Blues” (Leafs end for two periods), Section 304, Row 3, Seats 13 and 14. Date and game to be confirmed after the season schedule is released.

Donated by: Barry Flatman

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4. Two Platinum Rogers Cup Tickets

Value: $500
Starting Bid: $150
Bidding Increments: $50
Buy It Now: $600
Top Bid: $200 by Alice V.H.

For a week in August the WTA Tour’s top stars will descend on the Aviva Centre, each with a chance of claiming the Rogers Cup presented by National Bank title. Three-time champion Serena Williams and Mississauga’s own teenage sensation Bianca Andreescu, who is enjoying a spectacular breakout season at just 18 years old, are expected to face off against the world’s best in what’s sure to be a tournament to remember.

Catch the best tennis action in the world at the Aviva Centre’s Centre Court with two Platinum tickets for an evening session. Your experience includes parking and VIP tent access. Your seats in Section 112 Row EE (row 4), Seat 5 and 6 are waiting for you.

Donated by: Richard Harvey

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5. Aga Khan Islamic Pottery and four general admission tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario

Value: 518
Starting Bid: $150
Bidding Increments: $25
Buy It Now: $500
Top bid: $150 by Dick O.

Take home a beautiful piece of Islamic pottery (12″ tall) and receive two general admission tickets to the Aga Khan Museum and four general admission tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario. Explore the artistic, intellectual, and scientific contributions of Muslim civilizations to world heritage.

This Iznik vase is hand blown and painted by 5th generation Anatolians based in Kutahya in Western Turkey. Taking inspiration from traditional iznik paintings, this vase incorporates classic decorative design which is commonplace in interiors of grand palaces and places of worship. This piece is designed exclusively for the Aga Khan Museum taking inspiration from the private collection of the Museum’s artefacts associated with 17th and 18th century Persian and Turkish art.

Donated by: The Aga Khan Museum and the Art Gallery of Ontario

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6. Framed 21.25” x 17.25” limited edition Charles Pachter “Crown Royal on the Rocks” print

Value: $950
Starting Bid: $350
Bidding Increments: $50
Buy It Now: $1,000
Top Bid: $400 by Alice V.H.

From 2018. Print 5 of 10.

Painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and author Charles Pachter is a leading contemporary Canadian artist. Pachter is a prestigious Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal. His paintings are in public and private collections around the world. Those of the Queen, moose, and maple leaf flag are pop icons of Canadian art.

Donated by: Charles Pachter

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7. CNE General Admission Tickets for Six

Value: $120
Starting Bid: $50
Bidding Increments: $10
Buy It Now: $150
Top Bid: $50 by Alice V.H.

Let’s go to the Ex! Grab five friends or fam and spend a day on the midway with six General Admission tickets to the 2019 Canadian National Exhibition. Shop around in the international pavilion, try the newest food trends in the food building, take in the many shows and attractions or take a ride or two at this beloved, annual event.

Donated by: CNE

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8. Two tickets to a Canadian Stage Berkeley Street Theatre performance and a $25 gift card to The Keg

Value: $145
Starting Bid: $50
Bidding Increments: $10
Buy It Now: $175
Top Bid: $70 by Paul B.

Get a voucher for two tickets to any Canadian Stage Berkeley Season performance (including the Studio 180 Theatre co-production of SWEAT) AND enjoy a pre-show dinner at The Keg with a $25 gift certificate.

Donated by: Canadian Stage and The Keg

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9. Framed 29.25” x 23” limited edition Charles Pachter “Rooster” print

Value: $1,850
Starting Bid: $450
Bidding Increments: $50
Buy It Now: $2,000
Top Bid: $0

Painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and author Charles Pachter is a leading contemporary Canadian artist. Pachter is a prestigious Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier of France’s Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal. His paintings are in public and private collections around the world. Those of the Queen, moose, and maple leaf flag are pop icons of Canadian art.

Donated by: Charles Pachter

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10. Two tickets to ‘The Band’s Visit’ at the Ed Mirvish Theatre

Value: $300
Starting Bid: $125
Bidding Increments: $25
Buy It Now: $350
Top Bid: $125 by Annie C.

WINNER OF 10 (2018) TONY® AWARDS INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL INCLUDING BEST MUSICAL, BEST SCORE, BEST BOOK, and BEST DIRECTION.

In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up.

Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at The Band’s Visit — now one of the most celebrated musicals ever. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together.

The Band’s Visit features music and lyrics by Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, and a book by Tony®, NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel, and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner Itamar Moses. It is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by Tony®, Drama Desk, Lortel, and Obie Award winner David Cromer.

Donated by: Mirvish Productions

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Wendy Shaw

11. 6 Life Coach sessions with Wendy Shaw

Value: $1,000
Starting Bid: $250
Bidding Increments: $25
Buy It Now: $1,000
Top Bid: $250 by Lisa R.

Wendy Shaw is an experienced Facilitator, Consultant and Coach. She is the co-Founder of Spark Ideas – a company dedicated to helping brands, teams and individuals thrive. A great opportunity for someone who wants to:

  • change how they spend your time and energy
  • get an inspirational boost to “just do it”
  • realize greater fulfillment in life
  • take steps toward a lifelong dream
  • move away from the status quo with support

Six sessions (45-60 minutes each) can be conducted via phone, Skype, in-person or in combination depending on your location and your schedule.

Donated by: Wendy Shaw

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Joel Greenberg

12. Dinner for four made by Joel Greenberg

Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $200
Bidding Increments: $50
Buy It Now: $800
Top Bid: $250 by Alice V.H.

Studio 180 Theatre’s Artistic Director Joel Greenberg has many talents. Consider this an invitation to share in one of the lesser known among them: his cooking. Joel will personally prepare a feast for four at his home with wine, great company and conversation – a priceless experience.

Donated by: Joel Greenberg

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13. Two tickets to ‘Waitress’ at the Ed Mirvish Theatre

Value: $160
Starting Bid: $40
Bidding Increments: $20
Buy It Now: $200
Top Bid: $40 by Andrea S.

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team, this Tony Award® -nominated hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).

“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical!

Donated by: Faye Jones

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14. Autographed 8″x10″ photo of Toronto Raptors guard, Fred VanVleet

Value: $50
Starting Bid: $25
Bidding Increments: $5
Buy It Now: $75
Top Bid: $25 by Bill P.
Perfect for the true Toronto Raptors Fan, we have an autographed 8″x10″ photo of backup point guard, aka “Steady Freddy,” aka Mr. Bet on Yourself, Fred VanVleet, with a certificate of authentication. Also comes with Toronto Raptors bag.
Donated by: MLSE Foundation

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15. A three-month organic basket trial from Mama Earth Organics and a three-month membership to the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre’s fitness centre

Value: $620
Starting Bid: $150
Bidding Increments: $25
Buy It Now: $650
Top Bid: $175 by Faye J.

Mama Earth Organics delivers fresh, local and organic food right to your door every week and works with farmers, artisans and community members, using good food to support health, happiness and connection to one other and to the planet.

Your three-month fitness membership to the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre includes towel service and a full service fitness facility with state-of-the-art equipment, full gymnasium, saltwater swimming pool, quality programs and a variety of group exercise classes.

Donated by: Mama Earth Organics and the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

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16. TIFF Lightbox Membership for Two

Value: $160
Starting Bid: $60
Bidding Increments: $10
Buy It Now: $200
Top Bid: $70 by Gisele G.
Enjoy everything that TIFF has to offer with year-round programming at TIFF Bell Lightbox for 2 adults. You can enhance your experience with this Dual Membership, which gives you 25% off year-round TIFF screenings, four (4) complimentary ticket vouchers to our regular year-round programming, advance purchase windows to TIFF programming and Festival tickets, access to the Bell Blue Room Members Lounge, and more.

Donated by: TIFF

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17. Haunted Walk of Toronto Tour for Two

Value: $57
Starting Bid: $25
Bidding Increments: $5
Buy It Now: $75
Top Bid: $30 by Alice V.H.

Choose 1 of 3 spooky Toronto tours and explore the dark and hidden stories behind Toronto, the Distillery District and U of T campus.

ORIGINAL HAUNTED WALK OF TORONTO TOUR
Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of the city, including haunted theatres, unsolved mysteries and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. You will never look at the city the same again! This tour departs from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame (30 Yonge St).

GHOSTS AND SPIRITS OF THE DISTILLERY
With tales of gruesome accidents, the perilous world of whiskey-making and the explosive War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is area is known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Join us as we stroll along the cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and area by lantern light.

CAMPUS SECRETS AND SPECTRES
Is Canada’s largest university also its most haunted? The grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus is filled with dark history and ghostly tales. Hear about secret chambers, restless spirits trapped among the stars, haunting love stories and more. This outdoor tour is a perfect way to spend an evening!

Donated by: Haunted Walk

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18. National Ballet poster and pointe shoes worn and autographed by Greta Hodgkinson

Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $35
Bidding Increments: $5
Buy It Now: $100
Top Bid: $35 by Katy L.

For the young ballet lover in your life…(or for yourself!) take home a poster from the West Side Story Suite and a pair of pointe shoes worn and autographed by principal dancer, Greta Hodgkinson.

Donated by: The National Ballet of Canada

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19. Iyengar Foundations Yoga Classes

Value: $100
Starting Bid: $30
Bidding Increments: $5
Buy It Now: $125
Top Bid: $0
*Top two bids will win a set of classes and a t-shirt

Find inner and outward harmony with three Iyengar Foundations Yoga Classes from Yoga Centre Toronto (plus a t-shirt).

Our primary focus at the Yoga Centre is on the disciplines of the postures or asanas, and the breath. In our classes asanas are introduced gradually and systematically, under the guidance of certified knowledgeable teachers. Classes will eventually include standing poses, inversions, forward bends, backbends and twists, as well as positions for both quiet reflection and complete relaxation.

Asanas may be adapted for all ages and levels of fitness. Iyengar yoga lends itself to special needs resulting from injury, illness and chronic disease.

With concentrated movements to fine tune the body and to increase mobility, stability, strength and alignment and an intense concentration draws the attention inward – quieting and integrating the mind and body you will experience a class that will penetrate beyond your physical body.

Iyengar yoga is yoga for health.

Donated by: Yoga Centre Toronto

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20. Abstract art by Patsy Telpner

Value: $450
Starting Bid: $100
Bidding Increments: $20
Buy It Now: $500
Top Bid: $0

Take home this framed 17″ x 23″ acrylic piece by artist, Patsy Telpner.

Patsy Telpner graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1972, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Since graduating Patsy has devoted much of her time to perfecting ceramics. In 2010, Patsy retired from ceramics, and began to take up painting and experimented with several mediums, learning the art of color and abstract.

Patsy currently lives in Toronto and spends her summers in Haliburton.

Donated by: Patsy Telpner

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21. 8 Cineplex Movies

Value: $160
Starting Bid: $60
Bidding Increments: $10
Buy It Now: $200
Top Bid: $70 by Faye J.

Get eight 1,000 point Scene cards, good for 8 General Admission movies at any Cineplex movie theatre.

Donated by: Scotiabank Spadina and Bloor

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