Planning Your Visit
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is located in the heart of downtown at:
130 Navy Street
Parking for the Oakville Centre is available in lots and on the street around the Theatre. Please visit our Parking page for more information.
Downtown Construction Updates
Water Street partially closed on Wednesday, February 15, 2017
A section of Water Street will be closed on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 starting at 7 a.m. for the day to remove bridge overhangs. It will open again Wednesday evening.
Water Street will be closed on the south side at Robinson Street and on the north side near the library parking lot. The northerly driveway to the library parking lot will remain open at all times. The southerly driveway to the library parking lot may need to be closed or have limited access.
Access to the stage door and parking lots 11a, 11b and 13 will remain open by accessing Water Street from the north intersection (Navy/Randall).
Lakeshore bridge closes February 3, 2017. Reopens December 2017
The Lakeshore Road Bridge at Sixteen Mile Creek is closed until December 2017 for reconstruction. A detour route will be provided.
All businesses along Lakeshore Road on either side of the bridge, as well as the library,
the theatre, and Centennial Pool remain open and accessible during construction
We appreciate your patience during construction.
A detour route around the bridge will be provided via Kerr Street, Rebecca Street and Navy Street. All businesses, the library, the theatre and Centennial Pool remain open and accessible during construction.
Once complete, the new bridge will include:
- two travel lanes and bikes lanes
- a wider pedestrian sidewalk with a barrier wall to separate the sidewalk and vehicular traffic
- new pedestrian railings and lookouts
- LED lighting
- the Lakeshore Road approaches to the bridge between Navy Street and Forsythe Street will also be reconstructed
NEW! Navy Street is now two-way!
On January 5, in preparation for the bridge closure, Navy Street was permanently converted to two-way traffic between Lakeshore and Rebecca/Randall streets. Signs are posted around the area to notify drivers of the change. As part of the Council approved Downtown Transportation and Streetscape Study (DTS), Navy Street is one of several streets in downtown Oakville scheduled to be converted to two-way operation. The other streets are still in the detailed design phase and are scheduled to be converted in 2018.
New Pedestrian Crosswalk in front of the Oakville Centre
The new pedestrian crossover device is at the intersection of Navy Street and Church Street (in front of Centennial Square). Several new crossovers are planned to be installed across town in 2017 starting with the Navy and Church street location. Pedestrian crossovers have specific pavement markings and crossing signs. There are three types of crossovers. The crossover at Navy and Church has poles, flashing beacons above the signs and pedestrian push buttons. Unlike pedestrian crosswalks at traffic signal locations, at a crossover, drivers and cyclists must stop behind the yield line and wait until the pedestrian completely crosses the road before proceeding.
For details about these projects, please visit oakville.ca Additional information will be posted online as the projects progress. You can also contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is 2.2 kilometres south of the Oakville train station. Both GO Transit and Via Rail stop at the Oakville Station. You may also access the theatre by Oakville Transit.
Many restaurants are conveniently located close to the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Find a list of options on the Downtown Oakville website.
Please visit the Holiday Inn Oakville website for hotel information.