Francis Winspear Centre for Music Vacation Packages (Flight + Hotel)

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Winspear Centre showing modern architecture

This multi-million dollar music hall, located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, has a world-renowned acoustic design and is home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Visit the home of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra to hear a classical concert or see a show by rock, jazz or pop artists. Alberta’s Winspear Centre seats nearly 2,000 people, but it’s still recommended to book ahead because the venue is popular and the shows famous. Depending on the time of year and how long you plan to stay in Edmonton, there is usually a variety of musical styles to choose from.

The center was named after its main private sponsor, Dr. Francis Winspear. His generous contribution in 1988 marked the single largest private donation to a performing arts facility in Canadian history. The musical venue opened nearly a decade later with the Winspearation ’97 festival.

The building’s New York architects are internationally renowned for their acoustic expertise and they certainly succeeded here. Velour banners and curtains are used to control the reverberant characteristics, in order to adjust the acoustics for different performances. Notice the intricate and elegant architecture and detailed lighting in the concert hall.

You will be seated in the tall, rectangular chamber. It consists of four levels, wrapping around the sides and back of the hall. Nearly every level of seating in the music hall is wheelchair accessible.

Admire the valuable 21-ton (19-tonne) metal and wood Davis Concert Organ . It took two years to complete and stands three stories high at the back of the stage.

The Winspear Centre is located in Sir Winston Churchill Square, the arts district of downtown Edmonton. It’s close to the Art Gallery of Alberta, Citadel Theatre, Milner Library and City Hall, so you can spend all day in the area to immerse yourself in culture.

The Churchill Station is less than one block away, so you can take the train or bus to get there. If you decide to drive, park in one of the hundreds of parking spaces within a five-minute walk away. There is no restaurant in the venue, but it does have a bar from where you can pre-order intermission drinks.

Top Hotels Close to Francis Winspear Centre for Music

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
4 out of 5
10155 105th Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $105 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Located in Downtown Edmonton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Rogers Place, Edmonton City Hall, and Edmonton City Centre. Sir Winston Churchill ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,586 reviews)
"You couldn’t get into the gym without a key to the pool first and the gym key. The pool looks dirty, we wouldn’t want to use it. The hot tub is out of service and overall the pool area looks neglected. It would be nice to see them fix up their amenities."

Reviewed on Oct. 27, 2021

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $120 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
Located in Downtown Edmonton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Edmonton City Hall, Sir Winston Churchill Square, and Edmonton City Centre. ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,111 reviews)
"I think that the parking could be better run.."

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2021

Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
3.5 out of 5
10111 Bellamy Hill Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $109 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Located in Downtown Edmonton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Edmonton Convention Centre, Citadel Theatre, and Winspear Centre. Art Gallery ...
4/5 Very Good! (990 reviews)
"Friendly and courteous staff"

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2021

Chateau Lacombe Hotel
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Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
10010 104th Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $85 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
3.5 out of 5
10235 - 101 Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $120 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
Sandman Signature Edmonton Downtown Hotel
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
3.5 out of 5
10111 Bellamy Hill Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $109 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
4 out of 5
10155 105th Street, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $105 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
4 out of 5
10065 100 St Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $195 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District
4 out of 5
10344-102 Street NW, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $191 per night from Nov 26 to Nov 26
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District
Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown
3 out of 5
One Thornton Court, 99 Street & Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $101 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 29
Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton Downtown
DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton Downtown
4 out of 5
9576 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $110 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
DoubleTree by Hilton Edmonton Downtown
The Westin Edmonton
The Westin Edmonton
4 out of 5
10135 100 St Nw, Edmonton, AB
The price is CA $111 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 30
The Westin Edmonton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.