Reviews and Testimonials

"On behalf of all of us on the Rotherglen team, many many thanks to you and your wonderful staff for all your help and PATIENCE when we were in the theatre for" Into the Woods”. The technical suggestions that you made and your help with the lighting and sound were very much appreciated - especially that darn beanstalk thing! Many people think that we are crazy having 120 kids in the show, especially grade 3’s, and they’re right probably - but what a great way to introduce young people to the stage and to set the scene for things to come. Please pass on our thanks to everyone (Brianne you rock!) and we’ll look forward to seeing you again next year". - Amanda, Rotherglen School

"Thank you for the reminder and also changing our seats to accommodate my mother and her wheelchair. We are always very happy with the service and attention we receive from all the staff at the theatre." - Anne Crymble

"My sincere thanks to the all of the staff at the Oakville Centre who made the Johannes Linstead concert for our guests a superb event. I have had nothing but complements from my colleagues and patients , not only on Johannes’ performance, but for the entire venue. From the marketing, box office, house staff, technical staff, etc, you are truly a professional team and class act." - Dr. Mark Gwartz

"Your technical team was absolutely amazing!! They were punctual, courteous , knowledgeable , and extremely professional. Your sound system was “ INCREDIBLE” !! My total experience was “AMAZING” !! Above all the most important factor for me was the Human Element expressed to me by the entire staff from box office, to accounting , to marketing, to tech, to FOH Manager, to Management. This was what really made the difference for me!! Also the Artist Chat was a great positive experience...When asked if I would do it again my answer was in a heartbeat!!" - Enrico Galante

"I once again want to thank you for a most wonderful evening. Inti-Illimani was as good as I remembered, so I will definitely stay a fan. Our friends from the States were very impressed. The talk afterwards was fun and since we were few people I got a chance to talk to them. A good time was had by all indeed." - Jackie Kamerling

"Eric Burdon and the Animals performed at The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday November 20th, 2014. Let me take one second to say a few words about this venue. What a beautiful and comfortable place to see performances. The acoustics were amazing! They say that in the 485 seat venue that there isn’t a bad seat in the house. The furthest seat is a mere 55 feet from the stage. Our seats were at the very back of the theatre and they were great. With the incline you could see perfectly; no heads in the way. Check them out to see who is playing...We liked the venue so much we purchased tickets for Alan Parsons Project." - Trent Richer, liveinlimbo.com

“On behalf of Jully Black and the rest of the JB team, we wanted to send a huge thank you to the entire staff at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. You all made the day & night go incredibly well. You have a beautiful facility which is obviously very well taken care of. Hospitality was excellent and we felt very comfortable and welcome. Your tech crew was outstanding and very accommodating of our requests. The artist chat was also a real treat and Jully thoroughly enjoyed herself. So thanks again to everyone there for going above and beyond!!” - Jeremy - Touring Manager for Jully Black

“Yes indeed I did purchase tickets to see Steve Hackett. Oakville is as close as he is coming to Buffalo, N.Y. I think it is extraordinary customer service that you followed up the way you did. Thanks. I am really looking forward to seeing the venue and the show!” - Eric DesSoye

“There’s something special about the energy of seeing live performers that brings joy to our family.  We leave the theatre feeling we shared a special time with our son which will be remembered for years to come.  And one day he’ll take his own children to the theatre and make his own special memories.” - Anita, Stephan and Maxim

“I’m nervous when I dance, but I love making new friends from dance class.  When we perform at the Oakville Centre, everybody makes us feel relaxed.  And the clapping from the audience when we ‘re done is awesome!” - Bethany, aged 10, aspiring dancer

“Playing at the Centre is a musician’s dream.  The acoustics are phenomenal and the close proximity of the seating creates a rare energy between performer and audience member.  Without a doubt, the Oakville Centre is one of the finest theatres in North America!” - Johannes Linstead, world music/latin guitarist

“Both of our daughters have performed locally in dance productions and school plays.  We have worked backstage, on stage and cheered from the audience. Now one of our daughters is a professional dancer and actress.  The Centre is a big part of what makes Oakville a special place.” - Don & Liz Blunt, proud parents

"After seeing Holly Cole at the Centre, I was impressed by the quality of entertainment coming to Oakville.  I found the excitement of the audience contagious and knew it was important to become a part of it.  I am proud to be a sponsor at the Oakville Centre." - Dan Cooper, Corporate Sponsor

“Not only is it close to home, it’s as comfortable as home.  A place to relax and enjoy the wonderful creativity of local, national and international performers.  This makes attending these shows in the small, intimate theatre a real treat.” - Chris Byrne and Anda Whiting

“We always look forward to bringing friends to the Oakville Centre, because we love showing off our intimate theatre.  The events are outstanding and not the usual run of the mill performances.  The icing on the cake is having dinner at Paradiso or attending an After Show Artist Chat.” - Ernie & Elka

“I love the Oakville Centre, the ambience, the people and most importantly, I love the inspiring performances that make me feel good inside!  It is a special place where I take my family and friends to enjoy the arts!” - Sheila  Abedin

"Looking forward to the 2015 Spring Summer Season Big Ticket + Membership sure has advantages :)" - Vanessa Jurek

"We had a GREAT time and your staff was VERY helpful. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Thanks for everything, it was a pleasure and we'll look forward to the next time." - Annie Wilson, Keith Richards One Woman Show

"From the first moment we decided that we would host our annual recital at your venue, you have bent over backwards and have been a absolute joy to work with. We cannot thank you enough. ...We have NEVER experienced such professionalism in all our years of dealing with theatres. The lighting and all the staging work they did for us was thrilling...Overall, we have never had such a lovely venue to hold our year end show and we are grateful that you allowed us to hold it there. Thank you thank you thank you! Next year we would love to come back." - Sarah Dempsey, Cheryl Wallace and all the families and teachers of Annex Dance Academy

"I just want to thank you and your staff for helping to make this year’s 'Evening for Book Lovers' such a success. Please pass along our sincere thanks to front of house staff, box office, ushers, everyone, so helpful and professional." - Florence

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