Orillia Opera House Theatre

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Darcy Hoover
Culture Enquiries
Manager of Marketing
50 Andrew Street South, Suite 300, Orillia, ON L3V 7T5

Phone: 705-325-4283
Fax: 705-325-5178

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www.orilliaoperahouse.ca

GREAT PERFORMANCES... from across the street, across the country and around the world...

Built in 1895, the Opera House currently serves as a theatre, but at one time was used as a municipal office, police headquarters and jail. In 1914 the interior and roof of the building were destroyed by fire, with reconstruction completed two years later. More recently it housed the city's council chamber.  The nameplate "City Hall" was dedicated before Orillia became a city. The building is renowned amongst performers for its superior acoustics and is still a hub of the community today. The Opera House was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act in 1978.

Some of the performers to grace the stage include:

BOB HOPE, MICKEY ROONEY, THE MARX BROTHERS,  GORDON LIGHTFOOT, GLENN GOULD, LIONA BOYD, BLUE RODEO, GREAT BIG SEA, LEONARD COHEN, K.D. LANG, BRUCE COCKBURN, DAN HILL, OSCAR PETERSON, PETER APPLEYARD. BLEEKER RIDGE, ANNE MURRAY, ROBERT MUNSCH, STEPHEN LEACOCK, HOLLY COLE, MURRAY McLAUCHLAN, RITA MacNEIL, RON JAMES, SERENA RYDER, HANK SNOW, JOHN McDERMOTT, BARRA MacNEILS, OLIVER JONES, PAVLO, TOMMY HUNTER, IAN and SYLVIA TYSON, LIGHTHOUSE and THE STAMPEDERS.

Large or small, casual or corporate - The Orillia Opera House offers a central downtown location, perfect for the most versatile production, meeting, presentation, screening, event, lecture or class.

The Orillia Opera House Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium, Studio Theatre, foyer and reception area are available for live entertainment, television and movie shoots, radio broadcasts, seminars, lectures, slide shows, recitals, competitions, product launches, presentations, weddings, seminars, graduations and meetings.

www.orilliaoperahouse.ca