Studio Theatre

Our Studio Theatre offers seating for up to 114 patrons in a cabaret-style arrangement. General Admission performances have seating for 116 patrons.

Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre seating chart

Studio Theatre seating chart

Prior to your booking

  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises. This includes the use of e-cigarettes or smoking written in a script as part of a play. Fake or unlit cigarettes should be used in their place.
  • The use of flammable solvents, open flame, or fire is not allowed on the premises without written permission from the Oakville Fire department.
  • Any production planning on using pyrotechnics must contact the technical office a minimum of 2 weeks (4 weeks is recommended) prior to the load in of the production. The Authority Having Jurisdiction in Oakville is the Oakville Fire Department.
  • Productions intending to use live animals in a performance must obtain a permit from the Town of Oakville. See by-law number 2015-075. Please see the permit application for more information.
  • Persons needing wheel chair access to the stage should contact the theatre in advance of booking the theatre.
  • A working Technical Supervisor is provided with every booking. Additional technical staff maybe arranged through the technical office with 2 weeks prior notice.
  • Additional equipment and gobos can be provided with 2 weeks’ notice at an additional charge.
  • In order to arrange tuning, we require two weeks’ notice if you wish to use our piano.

During your booking

  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises. This includes the use of e-cigarettes or smoking written in a script as part of a play. Fake or unlit cigarettes should be used in their place.
  • Alcoholic beverages are permitted only in licensed areas of the building. Not in the dressing rooms or on stage.
  • Only personnel authorized by the Technical Supervisor are permitted to operate Oakville Centre equipment. The Studio theatre does not have a fly system.
  • All cast and crew are asked to enter and exit through the stage door at the Southwest corner of the building.
  • 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 stage door will be locked 15 minutes prior to the start of the performance. Alternatively clients can post security personnel at the stage door to control access.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted on the stage of the studio theatre. Water is permitted.
  • Bulletin boards have been provided for displaying notices throughout the building. Notices taped to painted surfaces will be removed.
  • Nailing, screwing or stapling to the stage floor is prohibited.
  • The studio theatre must be completely cleared of all personnel 30 minutes prior to the performance. The Technical Supervisor will act as liaison with the House Manager to open the house and will be notified by the House Manager when the house is in.
  • The Oakville Centre requires that a house announcement be made at the start of every show stating that the use of flash photography and recording devices is strictly prohibited as well as a reminder to silence all electronic devices.
  • All belongings, set pieces and equipment must be removed at the end of the booking unless cleared with the technical department 1 week in advance. Additional cost may be incurred.
  • Wireless internet access is available in the building at no charge. It is subject to the internet access policy of the Town of Oakville and can be restrictive.


width 28'
height 10'6" to underside of grid
depth 11' to backdrop plus 30" crossover
Loading is through the stage door limited by a 40" wide x 80" high door.


55’3” x 33’10” including stage

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Studio Theatre Drawing (pdf)
Studio Technical Information (pdf)
Studio Lighting Plot (pdf)


GrandMA onPC with onPC fader wing
48 Strand CD80 2.4Kw dimmers (dimmer per circuit)


All circuits are 20A 125V new style twistlock.
48 circuits distributed on circuit strips throughout the grid


15 ETC Source Four 36 degree 575W 
24 Strand 6” Fresnelites 500W 12 c/w barn doors
2 ETC Source Four Lustr+ 50 degree LED 150W

Colour Media

We stock all Roscolux 2 digit and 3 digit colours.

House Lighting Plot

There is a house lighting plot hung and focused at all times contact the technical office for details.


Yamaha MG206C-USB 16 mic inputs, 4 stereo line inputs, 4 aux sends

Front Of House

Soundcraft Performer 3, 32 Mono Mic Inputs, 8 Line Inputs, 80 total channels to mix, 4 FX Busses.
Soundcraft Mini Stagebox 32, 32 Mic line, 8 Line out.


2 EAW JFX 260 speakers
4 EAW SM200iH monitors


1 QSC PLX 2402
1 QSC PLX 2502
1 QSC PLX 2502 booth monitors


Assorted mics as available from the Auditorium


1 Denon DN-C620 CD player


Clearcom PS464 located in auditorium
MR102A wall mount station (located in the booth)
Headsets and belt packs available as required from the Auditorium

Video Projectors

Panasonic PT-RW430UK projector (3500 lumens) c/w hanging bracket


6’ x 8’ Draper manual projection screen


2 Denon DN-500BD Blu-ray players

  • Legs 1 pair - each panel 10' 4"h x 8'w black velour 50% fullness
  • Backdrop 6 panels - each 10'h x 8'w black velour 50% fullness
  • 8’ Step ladder
  • 1 Yamaha C2 baby grand piano 5'8"
  • Please contact the technical office for riser availability
  • Laundry facilities are available at the theatre.
  • The theatre has an iron, ironing board and professional steamer.


Rent the Studio Theatre (pdf) 
Rates and fees (pdf)
Ticket price calculations (pdf)

Please contact Lorraine McVicar if you would like an Excel version of this file.

Theatre policies may be found on the Town of Oakville website.

Building Layout (pdf)
Technical Questionnaire (pdf)
Studio Floor Plan and Elevation (pdf)
Studio Technical Information (pdf)
Studio Lighting Plot (pdf)

For AutoCad versions of the theatre drawings, please contact the technical office.