Live Theatre, Concerts & Events

theatre experience

Located alongside the Tay River at 63 Gore Street East in Perth, Ontario, the theatre is designed with the convenience, comfort and enjoyment of our patrons in mind.

Here’s what you can expect at the theatre:

For patrons who need a lift up to theatre level, our new elevator takes you there in style, making our great shows accessible to everyone.

There are Men’s and Women’s washrooms, plus an accessible washroom, on the main floor of the theatre. There is also a washroom on the second floor near the elevators.

Hearing Assist
For the hearing impaired, easy-to-use hearing assist devices are available in the upstairs lobby free of charge.

Theatre Etiquette
In consideration of the actors and your fellow patrons, latecomers will be seated in the nearest available seat at an appropriate time in the performance. You may move to a different seat during intermission.

Please turn off all pagers and cell phones. No sound recording, photography, or videotaping is permitted during the performance.

Snack Bar food and drink is permitted in the theatre. Please open pop cans or other noisy treats prior to the performance, and dispose of trash appropriately when leaving the theatre.

Snack Bar
The Studio Theatre Perth main floor Snack Bar offers a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, cookies and candy at reasonable prices. We invite you to come down for a treat at intermission, and enjoy your snack in your theatre seat.

Art Gallery
In our downstairs lobby we showcase local artists and offer their work for sale. A small portion of the sale price of each work of art goes to benefit the Studio Theatre Perth. For more information please call Curator Donna McPhail at 613-656-7943.

Exploring Perth – Ontario’s prettiest town

We want you to come and experience the Studio Theatre for sure, but there’s more to do. Here in Perth you’ll find yourself in one of Ontario’s prettiest towns, filled with magnificent scenery, fascinating history, fabulous shops and restaurants, stunning parks and gardens, and festivals, festivals, festivals…

Dating back 200 years, Perth carries a rich military and social history. The town was named after the Scottish town and river, and was established as a military settlement in 1816, shortly after the War of 1812. Many of the first settlers were military veterans and a wave of Scottish and Irish immigrants quickly followed. Several Scottish immigrants were stonemasons, and their work can be seen in many area buildings and in the locks of the Rideau Canal.

There’s little doubt Perth residents remain proud of their history. The restored heritage buildings are a testament to the town’s efforts to honour the past in everyday life. When strolling throughout town, be sure to look up and take notice of each building’s design and craftsmanship.

Take a photo tour of our town, then make the trip for a day or a weekend. You’ll absolutely love it here!

Signature Events

Your best spot for online information is at for a list of all things Perth, events, shopping, tours and attractions.

But here is an example :

Festival of the Maples: The festival season kicks off in April with the annual Festival of the Maples, which is the grand finale to the maple syrup production season and takes place in downtown Perth. Hosted by the Perth and District Chamber of Commerce, the day-long event includes entertainment, a petting zoo, vendors and of course, maple syrup products! 

The Stewart Park Festival: a free, weekend-long music festival in July. The festival remains a favourite for both locals and visitors, as it’s a showcase for musical and cultural talent in a relaxed setting along the banks of the Tay River in Stewart Park.

Perth Night Markets: Wander the streets and encounter entertainers and artisans, and dine and imbibe under the stars at our delicious restaurants and pubs. Shop as you stroll while surrounded by our beautiful heritage buildings, with many shops open late. Experience the magic of Perth’s downtown streets and the serenity of Stewart Park at night. 

Perth Garlic Festival: Hosted by the Perth Lions Club. Two days of everything garlic! Food, produce, fresh garlic, kitchen wares, cooking demos, music & refreshment tent, Birds of Prey shows, vendors from all over Ontario. Held the second weekend in August, the Perth Garlic Festival is a celebration to the ‘stinking rose’. The warm August air of Ontario’s prettiest town is scented with the pungent aroma of garlic while thousands of ‘garlic heads’ revel in the many attributes of this wonderful herb. 

Get brochures and information at Matheson House (Perth Museum) 11 Gore Street East 613-267-1947 or 1-855-326-1947. The Museum hours are currently 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday – Sunday.  Please enter on the courtyard side of the house, at the white Visitor Information Centre door. 

Links to Relevant Sites:
For more information about Perth, please visit the following websites:


Paid parking is available right next to our doors at the Crystal Palace.