EXCLUSIVE “GAME OF THRONES” EXHIBITION AND THE WORLD OF WESTEROS HITS TORONTO
Westeros comes to Toronto! Game of Thrones: The Exhibition will premiere in Toronto from March 9 to 16 at the Design Exchange showcasing props, photos and costumes from the hit show.
Toronto—Following last year’s successful Game of Thrones props, costumes and photos exhibition—which saw more than 25,000 fans turn out—once again, HBO Canada is bringing a piece of Westeros on tour with its only Canadian stop in Toronto. Commissioned and curated by HBO, this year’s exhibition will focuse on on key characters from five of the noble houses (Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy), showcasing a treasure trove of more than 70 original artifacts from seasons 1 and 2, plus select pieces from this year’s new season.
“HBO Canada is all about exclusive access to premium television and Game of Thrones: The Exhibition promises to bring fans up-close-and-personal with our biggest show and a bona fide pop-culture phenomenon,” said Domenic Vivolo, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Astral Television Networks. “We look forward to opening the door to Westeros for Torontonians and hope everyone comes to check out the incredible craft and artistry that goes into bringing this series to life.”
The exhibition includes:
Costumes, props, armour and weapons – Artisans, whose superb craftsmanship has provided authenticity to the medieval world of the show, worked closely with HBO to curate the exhibit with items including: an impressive costume display overseen by the show’s costume designer Michele Clapton who dressed the mannequins to ensure accuracy in the presentation of the extraordinarily detailed garments, iconic artifacts such as model dragons, weaponry (Joffrey’s crossbow, daggers and swords such as “Ice” and “Longclaw”), armour (helmets, shields and full suits of armour worn by key characters), crowns, jewelry, books and much more.
Blackwater Bay Interactive Experience – Fans will get an opportunity to participate in an exciting interactive experience that will place them amid the action of the epic battle of Blackwater Bay from season 2.
Iron throne – Fit for any king or queen, fans will be able to have their photo on a precise replica of the iron throne from the series.
This free event will be staged on the Trading Floor within the Design Exchange (DX). Located in downtown Toronto in the historic and original Toronto Stock Exchange building, the DX is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the pursuit of design excellence and provides the ideal venue to celebrate the meticulously detailed work of the costume designers, set designers, graphic designers, and props masters behind Game of Thrones.
How to get tickets:Game of Thrones: The Exhibition is a free, timed-ticket event.
Free tickets will be made available to the general public beginning Thursday, February 21 at 9 a.m. ET at themovienetwork.ca/Exhibition. More information about the venue, including directions, parking and accessibility are available by contacting the Design Exchange at email@example.com or 1-416-216-2115.
Game of Thrones: Season 3 premieres Sunday, March 31 at 9 pm ET on HBO Canada.