The Studio Lounge

A new event space titled “The Studio Lounge” is officially open at the Burton Cummings Theatre.

True North Sports + Entertainment has restored the second-floor space at the Burton Cummings Theatre and unveiled The Studio Lounge for Burton’s two 75th birthday bash concerts on Dec. 28 and 31, 2022. The Studio Lounge features memorabilia from Cummings’ own collection, including hand-written music sheets, awards, photos and instruments. A focal point of the lounge is the piano he learned to play on in his childhood home.

Refurbishing work has included exposing the original brickwork and restoring the hardwood floors and original windows for the space that was originally the office of Corliss P. Walker, a theatrical entrepreneur who developed the theatre in 1906-07 and from whom the theatre got its original name – the Walker Theatre.

The lounge offers additional mingling space for ticketholders at all events and an additional bar area. The space can also be booked for special pre-show or off-day events, accommodating approximately 80 to 100 people. Please send all enquiries to