Live Theatre

Live Performing Arts Events – Ballet, Dance, Live Theatre, Opera, Speaker Series, Standup Comedy and more in Ottawa.

    13 Sep

    Babs Asper Theatre, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa

    September 13, 2017 To September 30, 2017

    $25 to $76

    Evgeni Onegin is a charismatic and bored bad boy who makes ruinous choices at every turn, leaving devastation in his wake. Based on Alexander Pushkin’s serial poem about unrequited love in 19th century Russia, this sweeping and romantic story for the ages gets a hip and acclaimed new theatrical treatment. Read More >>

    Dief the Chief: October 62
    14 Sep

    Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum, 3929 Carp Rd, Carp, Ottawa

    September 14, 2017 To September 23, 2017


    To celebrate Ottawa 2017, the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum and Pierre Brault, Ottawa’s multi award-winning playwright and performer, have come together to create a dramatic and dynamic journey through the life and times of one of Canada’s most progressive leaders – John Diefenbaker. Read More >>

    19 Sep

    Kanata Theatre, 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata

    September 19, 2017 To September 30, 2017


    Eddie Jester is a struggling stand-up comic. He’s broke and very recently has been mugged, shot at and is lying comatose in a hospital bed. Except, his disembodied spirit now roams alive and well. Read More >>

    20 Sep

    Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

    September 20, 2017 To October 7, 2017



    September 20 – October 7, 2017 Wednesday to Saturday Evening Performances: 7:30 PM Sunday Matinees: 2 PM Read More >>

    Orpheus presents tick, tick BOOM!
    20 Sep

    Centrepointe Theatres, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

    September 20, 2017 To September 24, 2017

    $15.75 - $40.75

    Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick… BOOM!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of a composer and the sacrifices that he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Read More >>

    20 Sep

    Various Venues, Ottawa

    September 20, 2017 To September 24, 2017

    $9 to $13

    From September 20–24, Ottawa will once again be the stage where you can enjoy the world’s most cutting-edge, thoughtful, funny and provocative animation films while mingling with many of animation’s most celebrated stars, studios and characters. Read More >>

    21 Sep

    Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

    September 21, 2017 To October 8, 2017

    $29 to $58

    Determined to help her brother find some kind of happiness, Bridget searches grocery stores looking for his potential wife. A dark comedy about millennial love, sibling loyalty, conformity and an uncomfortably close shave. Read More >>

    22 Sep

    The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

    September 22, 2017 To October 7, 2017

    (613) 233-4523

    $23 to $39

    It’s Janet’s 50th birthday. This year there will be more tension than usual because not only is she turning the big five oh… her whole family will be coming home to celebrate with her. Read More >>

    28 Sep

    NAC Southam Hall, 1 Elgin, Ottawa

    September 28, 2017

    $25 to $99.50

    With her credo – finding a language for life – Pina Bausch was uniquely eloquent. Working in an intimate and truly collaborative partnership with her dancers, Bausch created works that speak to her fascination with primitive human experiences. Read More >>

    28 Sep

    Arts Court Theatre, 2 Daly Ave #240, Ottawa

    September 28, 2017

    (613) 322-8336


    Written and Performed by Nisha Coleman (Montreal). Is it better to be loved for who you are not, than rejected for who you are? Born on a swamp to hippie parents, Nisha Coleman had an unusual upbringing. Read More >>

    29 Sep

    Algonquin Commons Theatre, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa

    September 29, 2017

    $25.65 - $68.50

    Renowned for the alluring fusion of Chinese tradition with a fiercely modern sensibility, Ballet Wild Grass is adapted from the poetry collection Wild Grass written by Chinese literary giant Lu Xun in 1927. Read More >>

    03 Oct

    National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

    October 3, 2017 To October 14, 2017

    Free and ticketed events.

    Morning to night, explore perspectives on the North through music, architecture, digital installations and the culinary arts. Enjoy both free and paid events in this immersive festival in celebration of Canada’s 150th and Finland’s 100th birthdays. Make yourself at home in Canada’s living room. Read More >>

    04 Oct

    Babs Asper Theatre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa

    October 4, 2017 To October 5, 2017

    $15 - $58

    Tero Saarinen Company Tero Sarrien, choreography / Chorégraphie What makes a man, a man? That is the question Finnish dance prodigy Tero Saarinen investigates in a muscular new work with seven male dancers. Read More >>

    12 Oct

    The Gladstone Theatre, 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa

    October 12, 2017 To October 21, 2017

    (613) 233-4523

    $23 to $39

    Martin Sherman’s Bent is the harrowing tale of the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany, and a true examination of the human struggle and realities of navigating forbidden love. This Tony-nominated show was a trailblazer for iconic queer theatre, and among the ten most influential postwar British plays. Read More >>

    21 Oct

    Kailash Mital Theatre, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

    October 21, 2017


    $40- $50

    The most beloved family show in the world, featuring European-style circus extravaganza including physical comedy, juggling, acrobats from the Moscow Circus, highly intelligent dogs and even house cats! All our pets are trained using positive reinforcement techniques and enhancing their natural abilities. Read More >>

    25 Oct

    Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

    October 25, 2017 To November 11, 2017



    Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life: he’s a New York newspaper critic, he’s about to marry the preacher’s daughter, and he’s off to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Read More >>

    31 Oct

    Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, 1233 Wellington Street West, Ottawa

    October 31, 2017 To November 19, 2017

    $29 to $58

    This contemporary musical is for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex situation. It’s about embracing change and choosing hope in the Big Apple. Read More >>

    07 Nov

    Kanata Theatre, 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata

    November 7, 2017 To November 18, 2017


    Anna MacLean is a teenager, thrilled with her new diary, and flush with excitement at all of the handsome soldiers in the streets of Halifax. Read More >>

    29 Nov

    Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

    November 29, 2017 To December 16, 2017



    When Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up, lands in the Darling family nursery, Wendy and her little brothers are persuaded by promises of adventure to fly away with him to the magical Neverland. Read More >>

    07 Dec

    Centrepointe Studio Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa

    December 7, 2017 To December 10, 2017

    $23.75 - $31.25

    Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Read More >>

    27 Dec

    Kanata Theatre, 1 Ron Maslin Way, Kanata

    December 27, 2017 To December 30, 2017


    Anne of Green Gables follows the misadventures of a wildly independent orphan with fiery red hair and a temper to match. Cherished by generations, L.M. Montgomery’s timeless classic comes to life in a new musical commissioned by the award-winning Theatreworks USA. Read More >>

    10 Jan

    Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

    January 10, 2018 To January 27, 2018



    In an industrial city in the British Midlands, an unexpected visit from the mysterious Inspector Goole interrupts the self-congratulatory dinner celebrations of the upper middle class Birling family. Read More >>

    14 Feb

    Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa

    February 14, 2018 To March 3, 2018



    When Jack makes a sudden return from Wall Street to his Midwest family home, his sister Lorna demands answers. Read More >>