Econo Lodge Downtown
475 Rideau St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 5Z3
Phone: (613) 789-3781
Fax: (613) 789-0207
This classic, old-fashioned theater at the southeast corner of the Byward Market is Ottawa's main venue for art, cultural, foreign and alternative films. The single screen plays award-winning and innovative new films from Canada and around the world; with a number of classics thrown in for good measure. The theater plays up to four shows daily, including matinees, and is home to a number of local movie festivals throughout the year.
This non-professional community theater has been producing plays since 1913; they are known for their high quality performances generated by a dedicated group of volunteers. The 510-seat theater runs eight productions from September through May, and one popular musical production in the summer season. Tickets are reasonable and the atmosphere is relaxed yet highly professional for a community theater. Recent seasons have included everything from Noel Coward's Waiting in the Wings to John Bishop's The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.
The only place in Ottawa that combines great music and a vibrant atmosphere is Mavericks. If you're into the punk genre, this is pure heaven for punk lovers. The place is quiet extensive and is famous for staging popular concerts. Mavericks clientele is quiet stylish and classy.
Watching a musical event at Capital Music Hall is a unique experience. This large venue, which has only standing room, can accommodate up to 1000 people. Established in 2003, it has hosted some of Canada's best artists. These include Sam Roberts, Swollen Members and Great Big Sea.
The Alumni Theatre in the prestigious University of Ottawa, is one of the most culturally happening places in Ottawa. They have everything from talks, lectures to concerts and more. There is always something or the other that keeps going on there. Call for event schedule.
Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts is a perfect place for musicals, holding exhibitions, fairs, performing arts' shows and lots more. So many events have taken place in the past and there's no looking back for this center. Do drop by or log on to the website for further details about upcoming events.
The Department of Theatre at the University of Ottawa is a respected department with several facilities at its disposal. The Academic Hall is its main performing space where major shows are held. The hall has a capacity for an audience of 180 and has dressing rooms, an equipment room, a green room and other facilities. Other two venues for the Department of Theatre are the Léonard Beaulne Studio and the Directors' Studio.
The St. Joseph's Banquet Hall is one of the biggest and the most beautiful banquet facilities in the. The place is available on rental basis for events, programs and concerts. An elegant facility this one; St. Joseph's Hall set amidst sprawling lawns and marvelous infrastructure surpass a lot other venues when it comes to proving their mettle and for you to have the time of your life. So for the most memorable moments in your life, St. Joseph's Banquet Hall would definitely be your best bet.
The Freiman Hall is the main venue for performances by the students of the School of Music at the University of Ottawa. Located in the Perez Building of the university, the hall has seen several excellent concerts and recitals by students and amateur performers. The well-equipped space provides a perfect setting for diverse range of events.
Established in 1935, the Canadian Film Institute aims to spread awareness of Canadian and world cinema among the general public. The institute has a wide array of programs and film festivals running throughout the year. For more information, check website.
An institution of immense importance in the lives of artists and art lovers in Ottawa, the history of the Arts Court goes back to 1974 when a group of artists came together to find a place to perform. The building houses the SAW Gallery, Finestone Collection of Canadian Art and more than 25 other art organizations. Several spaces within the building are also available for meetings and rehearsals. Check the website for full details.
If you're 25 and over and you feel like avoiding Ottawa's very young nightclub crowd, the Velvet Room is an excellent nightclub option. The decor is both opulent and understated - lashings of dark red velvet, artfully lit by antique lamps; lots of little nooks to snuggle into with your friends, or partner; gilded mirrors wherever you turn. The music is a fun mix of the best of the 80s and 90s - a DJ spins all the favorites on Friday and Saturday nights. The drinks list is a little on the pricey side. The Velvet Room also has regular dinner theater events, by Ottawa's Scarlett dinner theater group. Check the website for details of upcoming events.