Media Centre

The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts is a multi-purpose venue that features a 485-seat Main Auditorium and 115-seat Studio Theatre. Since opening its doors in October 1977, the Oakville Centre has served as a cultural hub in the heart of Downtown Oakville.

Thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage and a number of generous sponsors, the Oakville Centre continues to offer top quality, live music and theatre that is alternately local, national and international in scope.

Media and Photography Procedures

All media inquiries and cameras must be approved by the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts or other promoter (where appropriate), and the artist management, no less than seven days in advance of the performance. 

Permission requests can be submitted to Ronnie Brown at or 905-338-4161 ext. 3200.
All accredited media will be notified of designated call time in advance of the event and must check in with the box office, or as directed. Please be advised that due to the limited size of the Oakville Centre, media availability cannot be guaranteed.

All events are subject to individual artist restrictions. Unless otherwise noted, the Centre policy will be in effect. 

The following regulations apply:

  • Approved media cameras are permitted to capture the first 2 songs OR the first 10 minutes (where applicable), unless otherwise advised.
  • No flash, plug-in, or special equipment is permitted for media coverage. Cameras will be stationed at the back of the hall, so as to not interfere with the patron experience, and camera(s) must remain in the assigned, fixed location at all times when there is an audience in the room. A telephoto lens is recommended. 
  • No footage or photographs that capture any member of the Centre staff or touring crew may be used or published in any way without prior written consent.

Please contact Ronnie Brown at or 905-338-4161 ext. 3200 if you would like to receive Oakville Centre news releases or be added to our media list for our upcoming Big Ticket performances.

Video Recording

The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts agrees to allow the recording of any rehearsal, performance or parts thereof, subject to prior discussion with the Centre and the terms and conditions of the Centre‚Äôs artist engagement contract or rental agreement. The videographer or Licensee is responsible for the payment of all fees, costs and personnel expenses and other charges related to any such recording unless otherwise agreed in writing.
So as to not interfere with the patron experience,  videotaping of performances must take place in prearranged locations in the Auditorium or Studio.  Cameras must remain in a fixed location at all times when there is an audience in the room.
The videographer or Licensee must carry $2 million coverage for General Liability insurance naming the town of Oakville as a third party and have Workplace Safety and Insurance Board coverage.

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