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Great Canadian Theatre Co / Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre

1233 Wellington Street W, Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2Z9

613-236-5196 Fax: 613-232-2075 | Website

Since 1975 the Great Canadian Theatre Company has been providing Ottawa with unique and excellent Canadian plays.



Performing Arts Venue | Theatre
Payment | Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa


Neighbourhood | Westboro/Parkdale
Cross Street | Holland and Wellington


Tue-Sat: 8PM Sat-Sun: 2PM

Profile Last Updated: April 22, 2009

Revamping with the Times
Started by Carleton University professors and students, the theatre has gone from hosting performances wherever and whenever they could find space, to being one of the most established theatres in the area. Formerly located on Gladstone, the Great Canadian Theatre Company changed its look, its location and its name with an official re-opening in October 2007.

Now housed in the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, the theatre occupies 23,000 square feet of a 100,000 square foot facility that also incorporates condominium units. Besides being impressive to behold, the new building is environmentally stunning as well. From the smallest detail such as environmentally friendly glue and paints, to the major work of collecting rainwater for use in the toilets, everything about this new site makes good sense.

Two Theatres
Spread over three floors, the theatre space includes two stages – the 262-person main stage and a smaller space with flexible seating that can accommodate up to 90. Coming in on the main floor guests will discover the Time and Again café and wine bar. The second floor holds a treasure of an art gallery whose exhibits are tied to the themes of current stage productions. Season subscriptions are available as are tickets for individual shows. Students can take advantage of the great rush hour seating program where they can purchase available show tickets starting one hour before show time.


Note: Assisted hearing devices are available to guests upon request.

Dark nights: No shows on Monday nights and during summer.


Wheelchair Accessible: yes

Light wallet?: Weekend matinees are pay-what-you-can. Also, ask about admission reductions for students, seniors and low income.

Parking: No on-site parking but street parking is available on surrounding streets.