Since its opening in 1977, the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts has been a focal point for the cultural life of the town of Oakville. The only professional quality performing arts venue in the town, it sits in the heart of downtown Oakville on Navy Street, nestled between Rebecca Street and Lakeshore Road, overlooking Sixteen Mile Creek with more than ample free parking available for patrons. There are no bad seats at the Oakville Centre. It’s a small theatre that brings big name artists to Oakville residents – every seat in the house is a good one as they’re all within 55 feet of the stage. The main stage has seating for 485 and the flexible studio theatre space accommodates 120.
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Founded by Craig Martin in 2003, Toronto-based Classic Albums Live recreates famous rock albums without the gimmickry, relying solely on the music. It has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live.
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $65 | Big Ticket $58 | Big Ticket Plus $54
Robinson Crusoe + Friday
An English sailor, shipwrecked on a remote island, works against all odds to survive alone for 25 years. Until one day, he rescues a stranger from brutal savages and the two develop a remarkable friendship. Adapted from the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, this imaginative retelling emphasizes communication, embracing cultural differences and empathy.
Set sail with Robinson and Friday on an adventure full of comedic miscommunication, history and heart!
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Pricing Info: Single $25 | Purchase 3 or more shows $20
Sugar and Gold: Stories from the Underground Railroad
Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite, two of Canada’s finest blues performers, have created a vibrant celebration of the history of the legendary Underground Railway, which brought American slaves to freedom in what was then called Upper Canada in the early to middle years of the nineteenth century. Through songs and stories Chris and Diana tell of the famous personalities that featured in this saga, including Harriet Tubman and Josiah Henson, the inspiration for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s celebrated novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. But it also relates stories of unsung heroes, and the common man, woman and children, who were dealing with extraordinary times.
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $44 | Big Ticket $37 | Big Ticket Plus $33
Ali Hassan: Muslim Interrupted
Ali Hassan is a stand-up comic, actor, chef and generally harmless Muslim who has performed on stages across Canada, in the U.S. and twice in the Middle East at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival. He is known for his improvisational abilities with audiences as well as for his charm and wit.
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 8:30 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $45 | Big Ticket $38 | Big Ticket Plus $34
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, the three-time Emmy Award®winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.”
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $60 | Big Ticket $53 | Big Ticket Plus $49
Engage, experience and embrace this eclectic program featuring signature solo, duet and trio works from some of Ontario’s prominent dancers and choreographers including Robert Desrosiers,Yvonne Ng, Robert Glumbek and Jasmyn Fyffe.
Offering an array of world touring works of contemporary dance from diverse artists, this night of dance has something for everyone.
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: A pay-What-You-Can performance (PWYC)
Reserve your tickets in advance online at OakvilleCentre.ca or in person at the box office. There is no admission fee, but we encourage you to help future artists and our ability to present them in the PWYC program. You decide what you pay! Donate online when you reserve your tickets or use the confidential donation envelopes provided at the performance.
Ever wanted to know what it’s like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off? Well, now is your chance to don those pink jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars. The event begins with your Sing-a-long-a Grease host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free interactive prop bag during the film and suggest some appropriate heckles and accompanying actions.
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $30 | Big Ticket $25 | Big Ticket Plus $25
The Peking Acrobats
For the last thirty one years, The Peking Acrobats® have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the limits of human ability, defying gravity with amazing displays of contortion, flexibility, and control. Time-honored Chinese music coalesces with high-tech special effects and awe-inspiring acrobatic feats, creating an exuberant entertainment event with the festive pageantry of a Chinese Carnival.
They have been featured on Ellen’s Really Big Show (hosted by Ellen DeGeneres), The Wayne Brady Show, That’s Incredible, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and much more.
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8 pm.
Pricing Info: Regular $60 | Big Ticket $53 | Big Ticket Plus $49
Dione Taylor & Digging Roots
Having first burst onto the music scene with her Juno nominated debut album Open Your Eyes, gospel and Blues singer Dione Taylor’s career trajectory has been truly remarkable. With performances for audiences across the globe including the President of the United States and Queen Elizabeth II, Taylor has made a worthy name for herself as one of this country’s most talented musicians and singers.
Juno-winning First Nations power couple Shoshona Kish and Raven Kanatakta have built Digging Roots blues/rock sound on a unique musical marriage of unvarnished truth and unconditional love. Their latest JUNO nominated album For The Light brings more global-blues infused songs and audience ‘round dances’ to their national and international tours.
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $48 | Big Ticket $41 | Big Ticket Plus $37
Rosanne Cash - Black List River
In Black List River Rosanne Cash offers a sweeping song cycle culled from her award-winning southern and soul trilogy of works Black Cadillac (2006), The List (2009) and The River and The Thread (2014). Featuring guitarist and partner John Leventhal, their band and special guests, this concert features some of the most acclaimed and beloved music of Rosanne’s career.
Black List River celebrates the American experience and what is at the heart of Rosanne’s journey as a songwriter and singer, her devotion to her southern roots and family lineage
One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Rosanne Cash has released 15 albums of extraordinary songs that have earned four GRAMMY Awards and nominations for 11 more, as well as 21 Top 40 hits, including 11 No. 1 singles.
Date: Friday, March 2, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $90 | Big Ticket $83 | Big Ticket Plus $79