Eastern Ontario entertainment

Theater in Prince Edward County

Regent Theatre

Built in 1830 and continually upgraded (including a Hollywood-style update in 1931), the funky Regent Theatre hosts a diverse series of plays, concerts and readings. A new projector has expanded its repertoire to in…
Theater in Ottawa

National Arts Centre

The capital's premier performing arts complex delivers opera, drama, Broadway shows, and performances by its resident symphony orchestra. Freshly renovated, the modish complex stretches along the canal in Confederat…
Theater in Gananoque

Thousand Islands Playhouse

This delightful waterfront theater has presented a quality lineup of mainly light summer plays and musicals since 1982.
Live Music in Ottawa

Irene's Pub

Friendly and funky, if a little grimy in the thick of a busy weekend, Irene's is the three-decade-old spiritual home for the Glebe neighborhood's artists and musicians. It offers live music, with a good line in Celt…
Spectator Sport in Ottawa

Canadian Tire Centre

Ottawa is a hard-core hockey town. It’s worth getting tickets to a game even if you’re not into hockey – the ballistic fans put on a show of their own. NHL team the Ottawa Senators play here, at their home ground, a…
Theater in Kingston

Grand Theatre

Once an opera house, then a movie theater, the Grand is now the city's premier venue for theater, concerts and comedy. It has undergone extensive renovations since 1967, including a massive overhaul in 2008. The Kin…
Arts Center in Brockville & Prescott

Brockville Arts Centre

Built in 1858 as Brockville's Town Hall, what is now the arts center has survived one fire and several incarnations. Today, the theater hosts performers from tribute bands to classical pianists, and the lobby galler…
Spectator Sport in Ottawa

TD Place Arena

You can watch the Ottawa 67's, a minor-league hockey team, at their home ground the TD Place Arena. You can also catch concerts, Ottawa Fury soccer club and the Ottawa Redblacks Canadian football team here.
Live Music in Kingston

Grad Club

Housed in an imposing Victorian mansion, this Queen's campus mainstay is one of the hottest venues for live music. It also hosts special events such as tastings of local craft beers.
Live Music in Ottawa

Rainbow Bistro

An oldie but a goodie: the best place in town to catch live blues. See live music here nightly in summer, with some sets starting as early as 3pm.