Twice in its storied history, Ottawa Little Theatre undertook to establish an independent home from which to operate.
The Ottawa Drama League, as Ottawa Little Theatre was then known, was the birthplace of a new national theatre festival established by the Governor-General of the day, Lord Bessborough, in 1933.
In late 1948 OLT introduced its Junior Theatre, a program that continued un-der various names, for nearly forty years.
While it was in 2009 that the education program Learning@OLT was established, the history of learning at Ottawa Little Theatre is a long and proud one.
As for all theatres, OLT set designs have always been a balance between an ar-tistic vision and the practical constraints of performance space and resources.
After 100 years, hundreds of ac – tors, playwrights, directors, stage managers and others have worked their magic on this stage, behind the scenes, or in the booth.
Since 1937, this theatre has organized a competition to encourage new Canadian playwrights. Every year, with a very few exceptions, dozens of writers were inspired to create new Canadian plays.
Did you know OLT has presented dozens of musical theatre productions, dating back as early as 1928?
From Page to Stage, looks at the demands imposed by the script, and the choices made by Ottawa Little Theatre directors and designers when faced with those demands.
The life of this theatre is its passionate and devoted volunteers and employees. Without them there would be no theatre.