The Archer School of Ballet: Tiny Pretty Things Filming Locations Guide

Where was Tiny Pretty Things filmed
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Would you like to be admitted to an institution like the Archer School of Ballet? The twisted world of the fictional professional-level academy of Tiny Pretty Things was filmed primarily in Toronto, as well as in Chicago, the city where the show is set.

The story, where Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars, is based on the book of the same name by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra. The cast is headed by Kylie Jefferson as the ambitious newcomer Neveah Stroyer, Casimere Jollette as Bette Whitlaw, the dancer living in the shadow of her older sister, and Lauren Holly as the director of the perverse school, Madame Monique Dubois.

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Where was Tiny Pretty Things filmed?

Archer School of Ballet
The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto doubles as the Archer School of Ballet. Founded in 1886, this is one of the most prestigious music schools on the planet. The conservatory's historic brickwork building, originally named McMaster Hall, was renamed Ihnatowycz Hall after the extensive renovation process that took place from 1997 to 2009.
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Tiny Pretty Things school
The rooftop of the Tiny Pretty Things school, where the students like to hang out and occasionally sacrifice fellow rivals from time to time, was built in a set in a sound stage. However, some of the facilities of the Royal Conservatory of Music campus, like the B Espresso Bar and the modern corridor attached to the TELUS Centre served as the location for several scenes.
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Hammerson Hall theatre
The rehearsal theatre is the Hammerson Hall, one of the two theatres hosted at the Living Arts Centre complex for the performing arts in Mississauga (Ontario). This location was also featured in the Netflix movie Work It.
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Wabash Avenue in Chicago location
Several outdoor scenes were filmed in the central Wabash Avenue in Chicago. In the first episode, police officer Isabel (played by Jess Salgueiro) approaches June (Daniela Norman) near Miller's Pub. At the beginning of the second episode, Oren (Barton Cowperthwaite) and Neveah are also walking on this street. The Goddess and the Baker coffee shop appears twice in this same episode. According to the Chicago Tribune, the lakefront and the Riverwalk are also featured in the series.
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Tiny Pretty Things city
Bette meets Oren in the Milton Lee Olive Park of Chicago, an excellent place to gaze upon the city's skyline.
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Dónde se rodó Delicadas y crueles
Neveah and Shane (played by Brennan Clost) visit an exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. The Little Dancer Aged Fourteen is an impressionist sculpture by Edgar Degas, shown in Paris for the first time in 1881.
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Dein letztes Solo drehorte
The Toybox Nightclub from the second episode Range of Motion is a real electronic dance music club located in Toronto's Fashion District at 473 Adelaide St W.
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Dance Dance Revolution
In episode four, Dance Dance Revolution, Matteo (played by Alex Eling) performs at the Merchants Of Green Coffee bar located at 2 Matilda St in Riverside, Toronto. June has dinner with her mother in the BlueBlood Steakhouse, set in one of the halls of Toronto's magnificent Casa Loma.
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The Bentway music video
In episode 6, Sienna Milken (played by Tiler Peck) films a music video with Nabil (Michael Hsu Rosen) dancing in The Bentway, a cultural space situated beneath the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto.
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Bette Whitlaw and Matteo
In episode 7, Catch and Release, Bette has a date with Matteo in a park with a gazebo filmed at the Gage Park in Brampton (Ontario). In the same episode, Sienna meets Ramon Costa (played by Bayardo De Murguia) in the Rooftop Lounge of the Thompson Toronto hotel.
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Arthurs Restaurant Toronto
Also in episode 7, the fancy restaurant where Shane and Jason go for dinner is the Arthur's Restaurant at 12 St Clair Ave in Toronto. The scenes in the police station and reception hall of the Ripper theatre performance in episode 9 were filmed at the Brampton City Hall expansion, at 11 George St S.
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