Please note – Tickets for the BSM Anniversary
Gala are now sold out

he Bata Shoe Museum – one of Toronto’s most unique cultural gems – is turning 20!

Follow an intriguing maze of clues to an unexpected evening of discovery and surprise.  Explore a world where exhibitions come alive, shoes defy gravity and men wear heels. A memorable affair for a memorable museum.

Come celebrate!

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 8pm
Cocktail Soiree, elegant attire requested
Tickets can be purchased below or by 416-979-7799 x 445


Gala Tickets – $250

Your gala ticket opens the door to every floor of the Bata Shoe Museum each with an ‘unexpected’ twist created just for this exceptional evening! From unexpected interactions in the galleries, to dance performances in unexpected places, there will be a series of surprised throughout the night. Make your way through the museum, following a maze of clues for a chance to win some incredible door prizes from our sponsors Holt Renfrew and Schwarzkopf Professional.  Your ticket includes open bar cocktails all evening, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres, and a DJ spinning until midnight in the spectacular atrium of the museum.

VIP Pass – $1000

The BSM’s 20th Anniversary VIP Pass gives you access to the BSM’s signature events of our 20th anniversary year. These include: a 20th Anniversary Gala ticket, including a VIP reception and preview of Standing Tall: The Curious History of Men in Heels; access to a by-invitation-only preview of award-winning dance troupe Anandam Dancetheatre’s upcoming show at the Bata Shoe Museum in June; a meet and greet with Parisian artist Pascale Peyret who has been commissioned to create a custom art piece for the BSM’s atrium in September; a ticket to the November 2015 Founder’s Lecture and Reception featuring Dr. Martin Roth, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; and a behind-the-scenes Curator’s tour of our 2016 lead exhibition which will showcase the BSM’s exceptional circumpolar exhibition.

The 20th Anniversary Gala Committee: Christine Schmidt (co-chair), Alexandra Weston (co-chair), Peter Schmidt (co-chair), Aristotle Andrulakis, Lia Bruschetta, Suzanne Cohon,  Pierra Jutras, Mary Symons

20th Anniversary Gala Kindly Sponsored by: