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Family Oriented Theatre, Concert & Special Events


Entertainment for the whole family! 

2017: May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December |
2018: January | February | March | April |

MAY 2017

May 27 – August 13, 2017
Solar Stage Children’s Theatre

An Original play by Kate Keenan & Lesley Halferty
Ages 3 to 93

Scott Free and Will Do are best friends who spend all their time dreaming up fantastic worlds; whether they’re meeting space monsters, solving mysteries or avoiding the Sheriff of Nottingham, they’re always having fun. Everything is perfect . . . until they find out that they are each others imaginary friends! Reality is in hot pursuit and they need to figure out who’s who and what’s really real before their moms make them grow up for good. They’ll need everyone’s help (and imaginations) to save the day and their friendship!

May 30 – June 24, 2017
MY FAIR LADY • Live On Stage
The Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope

Experience the Lerner and Loewe classic MY FAIR LADY live on stage at The Capitol with Director and Visual Designer ANTONIO SARMIENTO’s cinematic style, starring ELLEN DENNY, DAVID LEYSHON, SWEENEY MACARTHUR and featuring a stunning professional All-Canadian cast.


JUNE 2017

June 17, 2017 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.
Super Circus Spectacular
General Motors Centre

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Children of all ages, the star Studded Super Circus Spectacular is coming to Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre on Saturday, June 17, 2017 for 3 shows; 1:00pm, 4:00pm and 7:30pm. This talented Revue of International Performers promises to amaze and amuse with over 90 minutes of circus skills and fun. Featured acts include daring Cossack Horsemanship, trained canine pets, BMX Stunt Riders, clowns, jugglers and aerialists lead a host of stellar entertainers including Daring Motorcycle Daredevils in the Globe of Destiny!

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June 17-18, 2017
The Battle of Black Creek
Black Creek Pioneer Village

A Revolutionary War Re-enactment! Enjoy a fun-filled weekend of muskets, soldiers and spies!


JULY 2017




August 8 – September 10, 2017
The Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope

Experience the Disney masterpiece BEAUTY AND THE BEAST live on stage at The Capitol with Director and Visual Designer ANTONIO SARMIENTO’s cinematic style starring MARIE MAHABAL, MICHAEL TORONTOW, DAVID COTTON and featuring a stunning professional All-Canadian cast.

August 17 – 27, 2017
DISNEY’S ALADDIN JUNIOR • Live On Stage In The Sculthorpe
The Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope

See Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, Abu, and the evil villain Jafar on stage this summer in our Sculthorpe theatre! Featuring a talented junior amateur cast, “Disney’s Aladdin Jr” is a magical carpet ride for the entire family!



September 16-17, 2018
Pioneer Harvest Festival
Black Creek Pioneer Village

This Mennonite and Pennsylvania-German festival is full of delicious foods such as homemade pies, cheese curds, sausages, apple butter, hand-made ice cream and many international foods.

Event Highlights:

  • Village opens at 10 am and closes at 4:30 pm for this special event day
  • A Fast-paced, one of a kind Quilt Auction, with Handmade Mennonite quilts
  • Horse-drawn Wagon Rides to the rarely seen Schmidt-Dalziel property**
  • Historic Ale Sampling in the brewery**
  • International food to eat on site and take home.
  • Black Creek Registration Department Fundraising Book and Furniture Sale
  • IODE Rummage Sale
  • Cider Mill Demonstration presented by the Snider Family
  • Hand Quilting Demonstration presented by the Mississauga Quilters Guild
  • Sausage Making Demonstration and sale presented by the Pennsylvania German Folklore Society
  • Pioneer Demonstrations: candle dipping, historic cooking, apple schnitzing, grain threshing, and more!

** extra charges



October 21-22, 28-29, 2017
Howling Hootenanny
Black Creek Pioneer Village

Enjoy a Howling good time at Black Creek this Halloween!

  • Decorate your own pumpkin
  • Be amazed at exciting performances on the main stage
  • Get up close and personal at the Creepy Creature Show
  • Dare yourself to enter the Haunted Maze
  • Trick-or-Treat around the Village!
  • Try your hand at the Apple Sling Shot
  • Listen in on spooky pioneer superstitions
  • Explore the mini-maze!



November 16 – December 23, 2017
The Capitol Arts Centre, 20 Queen Street, Port Hope

ANTONIO SARMIENTO turns the classic tale of Robin Hood on it’s ear with hilarious and fun “Family” and “Naughty” versions. Featurin a phenomenal professional All-Canadian cast starring SWEENEY MACARTHUR and JAY T SCHRAMEK with a live band on stage and a stellar ensemble showcasing incredible dance moves and popular songs.



December 3, 2017
Storytime with Santa
Black Creek Pioneer Village

Santa Claus is coming to town!

  • Spend a fun-filled festive morning with Santa and his helpers at Black Creek Pioneer Village!
  • Gather around Santa’s chair and hear a classic Christmas tale read by the jolly man himself! Don’t forget your camera!
  • Decorate your own Christmas cookie while warming up with hot apple cider in the cozy historic kitchen.
  • Create your very own Christmas crafts.
  • After the story, venture out into the Village for a day of traditional Christmas activities.
  • Children’s ticket applies to youngsters ages 2-14. Infants are welcome at Storytime with Santa.

December 31, 2017 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Dueling Magicians
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Be amazed as renowned magicians Mike D’Urzo and Ray Chance square off in a magic show designed to challenge each other and mystify you! Fun for the whole family!



January 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.
The Underwater Bubble Show
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Recommended for 4 and up

After another long day, as always filled with things to do, meetings, deadlines to be met, Mr. B finds himself transported as if by magic to a special, colourful, happy place called Bubblelandia. The “inhabitants” of Bubblelandia – seahorses, dragon fish, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others – carry Mr. B along his imaginary journey in this beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality and you are invited to follow him and millions of bubbles!

January 18, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE!
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Recommended for ages 4 to 10

Dinosaur Zoo guides visitors on a breathtaking tour. Observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations.



February 1, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Robinson Crusoe + Friday
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Presented by Axis Theatre
Recommended for ages 5-12

An English sailor, shipwrecked on a remote island, works against all odds to survive alone for 25 years. Until one day, he rescues a stranger from brutal savages and the two develop a remarkable friendship. Adapted from the classic novel by Daniel Defoe, this imaginative retelling emphasizes communication, embracing cultural differences and empathy. Set sail with Robinson and Friday on an adventure full of comedic miscommunication, history and heart!


 MARCH 2018

March 12, 2018 at 2 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Berenstain Bears LIVE!
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Family Matters: The Musical
Recommended for ages 2 to 7

Come on down to Bear Country where Brother Bear, Sister Bear, Papa Bear, and Mama Bear sing and dance in this colorful new musical filled with fun for the whole family.

Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, The Berenstain Bears LIVE! brings everyone’s favorite bear family to life in a thrilling theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come.


APRIL 2018

April 6, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
Polar Bears Go Up
FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 AT 6:30 P.M.
Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium

Recommended for ages 2 to 5

A fun, surreal and highly enjoyable theatrical treat for young adventurers. The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. These two lovable Polar Bears are intrepid explorers, famous for their wild expeditions. This time they’ll be climbing trees, jumping on clouds and reaching for the stars as they race all the way up to space. Of course, they’ll stop for sandwiches on the way!


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