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.

 


 

UPCOMING SHOWS:

 

 

 

 

In Conversation With... Measha Brueggergosman

Opera sensation Measha Brueggergosman has moved audiences around the world with her unique gifts. Among her many triumphs, she has won Juno Awards, been nominated for a Grammy, sung to a telecast of over 3 billion viewers at the opening of the 2010 Olympic Games, and soloed in the great concert halls of Canada, the United States, Asia and Europe. But her success has been matched by personal hardship. Grammy-nominated opera singer and author Measha Brueggergosman talks about her new book Something Is Always On Fire

Date: Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Pricing Info: $20

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Barenaked Ladies

In celebration of the 40th anniversary season of The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, we are proud to present two Barenaked Ladies Canada 1-Five-0 concerts as part of our Dan Cooper Concert series in our 2017-2018 season.

BNL have been together for nearly three decades, produced 15 studio albums which have collectively sold more than 14 million copies, won eight Juno Awards, earned multiple Grammy nominations, a U.S. chart-topping single (“One Week”) and the theme song to one of TV’s most popular shows, The Big Bang Theory.

Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 8 p.m. & Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: $126 and up

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Jann Arden

Jann Arden is a Canadian born, singer, songwriter, broadcaster and author.  The much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993.  She has received 8 Juno Awards including Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. 

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8 p.m. & Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: $100

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An Evening of Songs and Stories with Graham Nash

Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee with Crosby, Stills and Nash and with The Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner.

Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $95 | Big Ticket $88 | Big Ticket Plus $84

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Carl Palmer's Legacy ELP

Consummate professional, brilliant technician and a dynamic showman, he has thrilled listeners and audiences alike with Atomic Rooster, Asia and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Along the way his dazzling speed and mastery of the drums, combined with his infectious stage personality, have secured for him a respected place in history as one of Rock and Roll’s greatest drummers.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $68 | Big Ticket $61 | Big Ticket Plus $57

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Johannes Linstead

Latin guitar star Johannes Linstead (Canada’s "Guitarist of the Year" and JUNO Nominee) takes his music to a whole new level with the introduction of the electric guitar to his passionate sound. Guitar aficionados will love the diversity of the exotic Spanish guitar intertwined with fiery electric guitar solos reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana. Johannes’upcoming album Azul not only showcases his guitar wizardry but also his debut on vocals.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $58 | Big Ticket $51 | Big Ticket Plus $47

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In Conversation With... Jowi Taylor: Six String Nation

What connects a grade 5 student with K’naan, Feist and astronaut Chris Hadfield? They are among the hundreds of thousands of people who have engaged with Voyageur - the Six String Nation Guitar - at festivals, conferences, clubs, community events and school presentations in every province and territory of Canada.

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Pricing Info: $20

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Sea Sick

What connects a grade 5 student with K’naan, Feist and astronaut Chris Hadfield? They are among the hundreds of thousands of people who have engaged with Voyageur - the Six String Nation Guitar - at festivals, conferences, clubs, community events and school presentations in every province and territory of Canada.

Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: A Pay-What-You-Can Performance (PWYC)

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Fatty Legs

Fatty Legs, which mixes song, storytelling and dance, is based on the children’s book of the same name by Margaret Pokiak-Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton. The production uses choral soundscapes, contemporary dance and text from the book to tell the true story of Olemaun, an eight-year-old Inuit child who left her home in the High Arctic to attend a residential school in Aklavik. Olemaun was tormented by her caregivers, forced to cut her hair, forsake her language and take the English name Margaret. Fatty Legs brings to light the suffering created by residential schools while celebrating the deep strength of a young child who refused to be broken by her experiences.

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: A Pay-What-You-Can Performance (PWYC)

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Rush 2112

Number 22 on Rolling Stone magazine’s top 50 prog-rock albums-2112 was the Toronto power trio's first classic release; it was also a ringing affirmation of their commercial potential” – Rolling Stone

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: Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $65 | Big Ticket $58 | Big Ticket Plus $54

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In Conversation With... Alexander McCall Smith

Author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agencyseries talks about his latest book The House of Unexpected Sister.

Date: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Pricing Info: $38 General admission (includes a hardcover book valued at $30)

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Dirty Dishes

Bringing a shine to every space they fill with their beautiful blend of country-bluegrass-gospel sound and extraordinary energy, the Dishes have spent the last five years (often backed by their rhythm section The Plate Rails) breaking hearts and soothing souls at clubs, fairs, festivals and events throughout Canada.

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $44 | Big Ticket $ 37 | Big Ticket Plus $33

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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s bold new album, Power in the Blood, begins where it all started more than 50 years ago, with a contemporary version of It’s My Way, the title track of her 1964 debut.

Perhaps you know Sainte-Marie from her 1960s protest anthems (Universal Soldier), open-hearted love songs (Until It’s Time for You to Go), incendiary powwow rock (Starwalker), or the juggernaut pop hit Up Where We Belong, which Sainte-Marie co-wrote and Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes sang for the soundtrack to An Officer and a Gentleman. One of her earliest classics, Cod’ine, a harrowing account of addiction well ahead of its time, was covered by everyone from Janis Joplin to Donovan to Courtney Love. Whatever the case, every song and every era has revealed new and distinctive shades of an artist revered for her pioneering and chameleon ways.

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $70 | Big Ticket $63 | Big Ticket Plus $59

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Robin Duke: I've Been Hacked

Robin Duke, of Saturday Night Live, SCTV, and Women Fully Clothed fame, takes a humorous and poignant look at life before, during and after a breast cancer diagnosis.

Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $50 | Big Ticket $43 | Big Ticket Plus $39

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Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Number 1 on Rolling Stone magazine’s top 50 prog-rock albums -In short, both critically and commercially, this album is one of the most remarkable ever." - Sputnik Music

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: Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $65 | Big Ticket $58 | Big Ticket Plus $54

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Tartan Terrors Christmas

Tartan Terrors are their own Celtic Invasion, mixing rock’s energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. With an arsenal featuring classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones, and signature guitar styles, the Terrors use their Sonic blitz to score award winning Step and Highland Dancers and internationally recognized comedic performers alike.

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $50 | Big Ticket $43 | Big Ticket Plus $39

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A Christmas Carol

Back by popular demand! Scrooge’s journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas comes alive with song, dance, special effects and a brilliant cast led by Rod Campbell (nine seasons at Shaw Festival, Ragtime on Broadway) as Scrooge. A joyous and entertaining experience for young and old.

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8 p.m
Pricing Info: Regular $53 | Big Ticket $46 | Big Ticket Plus $42

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Liz Lokre

Music is deep in her blood. LZL [LIZ LOKRE], has been writing and performing since she was 12, growing up singing in church, and winning music competitions across North America. But LZL gravitated toward Stevie Wonder, Sade, and Alicia Keys. Her vocal coach –who she shares with The Weeknd – recommended her to Adrian X, the guitarist and OVO Festival musical director, who has headed up the live bands for Drake, The Weeknd, Partynextdoor and more.

Date: NEW DATE - Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8:30 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $44 | Big Ticket $ 37 | Big Ticket Plus $33

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A Fresh New Christmas featuring The Four Freshmen

Full of Christmas cheer with The Four Freshmen! A vocal harmony like no other. A show for your holiday season. Presented with Freshmen favorites as well as holiday favorites including: Snowfall, Deck The Halls, What Child is This, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas, Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland, Christmas Time is Here, The Christmas Song, Silver Bells and Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer.

Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 3 p.m.
Pricing Info: Regular $60 | Big Ticket $53 | Big Ticket Plus $49

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The Underwater Bubble Show

After another long day, as always filled with things to do, meetings, deadlines to be met, Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic to a special, colourful, happy place called Bubblelandia. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia – seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others – carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him and millions of bubbles!

Date: Winter Break! Friday, January 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
Pricing Info: Single $30 | Purchase 3 or more shows $25

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