Since its opening in 1977, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts has been a focal point for cultural life in Oakville. The only professional quality performing arts venue in the town, it sits in the heart of downtown Oakville. It’s a small theatre without a bad seat in the house – every seat is within 55 feet of the stage. The main stage has seating for 485 and the flexible studio theatre space accommodates 112 to 150.
It is a town-owned, town-funded, professionally staffed facility that exists to serve the performing arts needs of Oakville residents. Oakville Centre is a leading edge cultural venue that presents over 70 professional performances a year and supports 230 additional performances presented by local community groups.
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is a division of the Recreation and Culture department of the Corporation of the Town of Oakville that operates with additional support from the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and a number of generous sponsors.
MANDATE OF THE OAKVILLE CENTRE
To provide the public with experiences and performances from the cultural world and to foster an appreciation of the arts where culture inspires, engages and thrives within the community.