The OOH – Live Professional Theatre in Orillia, Ontario
The Orillia Opera House (The OOH!) sits prominently at the centre of City of Orillia. Built in 1895, it is a year-round hive of activity with plays, concerts and special events throughout the year. Two performance spaces, the Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium and the Studio Theatre offer both grand and intimate performance experiences. Learn more about the history of the Orillia Opera House and the community it anchors at the Our History page.
A highlight of our year is always our Summer Theatre, featuring professional actors, directors and designers from across the country bringing plays with humour and warmth from June to September.
This stunning concert hall was originally built in 1895 with a seat for every citizen of Orillia at that time. It hosted the great acts of Vaudeville, including the Marx Brothers, and continues to present the best entertainers in Canada.
Sitting at Mississaga and West Street, with unrivalled prominence, the Opera House stands as one of the premiere examples of 19th Century design in Ontario. Come and see her!
Now the home of our Professional Summer Theatre that hosts directors, designers and actors from the major Canadian festivals and even Broadway, this intimate venue was once the Council Chambers of Orillia.
The Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium
Seating over 700, including the balcony, this hall was originally builkt with a seat of every citizen of Orillia, according to the population in 1895.