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Renew the Building

Building for a Second Century

Ottawa Little Theatre has been a vital part of the Ottawa Arts Community since 1913, making it the longest continuously running community theatre in Canada. OLT’s current building opened in 1972 and remains a sound, vibrant asset to the community. Necessary repairs have been split into four “ACTS” to be completed over five years as the necessary funds are raised. Ottawa Little Theatre is happy to report that ACTS I, II, and III are nearing completion and we are now entering the final act – ACT IV: Accessibility and Auditorium Renovations Campaign, providing improved accessibility and comfort to our patrons.

Download Brochure for information on how you can help us to reach our goal

The Four Acts: What Needs to be done?

Enhance the quality of our productions, improve safety features and modernize our stage equipment.

$204,000     COMPLETE

Ensure the building remains structurally sound by repairing its exterior shell and reduce power requirements by “building green” for a sustainable future.

$535,000   COMPLETE

To replace the exterior siding on the fly-tower.

$80,000 TO BE COMPLETED

Make our public areas more accessible and renovate service areas to better serve our patrons, volunteers, and visitors.

$548,000     TO BE COMPLETED

SCENE 1     $255,000
Replace the 45 year-old seats and reconfigure the seating in the main auditorium to:

  • Provide new wheelchair seating
  • Improve the comfort and sightlines for all patrons

SCENE 2     $75,000
Install acoustic fttings and repaint auditorium.

SCENE 3     $15,000
Redesign Besserer Street entrance to improve accessibility.

SCENE 4     $5,000
Redesign Besserer Street washroom to improve accessibility.

SCENE 5      COMPLETE $13,000
Replace Hearing Assist System with modern system. COMPLETED THANKS TO DR. J. KENNETH AND MARGARET TORRANCE

SCENE 6     $49,000
Replace HVAC System

SCENE 7     $56,000
Lobby décor and kitchen renovations

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION COSTS     $80,000

TOTAL ACT IV COST     $548,000
AMOUNT RAISED AS OF NOV 2016 $175,000
ACT IV FUNDRAISING GOAL $373,000

The Goal: How much will it cost?

TOTAL CAPITAL CAMPAIGN COSTS              $1,367,000
Amount Raised as of NOV 2016                                 $ 914,000
TOTAL FUNDRAISING GOAL                            $ 453,000  

How can you help?

Make a donation to the Renew the Building Campaign. Donations of any amount are welcome. You can make the full donation in one lump payment, or make a pledge and pay it annually or monthly. Leave your mark and create a lasting legacy at Ottawa Little Theatre by purchasing a seat/row through ACT IV: Accessibility and Auditorium Renovations Campaign, which will provide improved accessibility and comfort to our patrons. Have your name, or the name of someone you love, on a piece of Ottawa Little Theatre for years to come!

We have made every effort to make purchasing a seat accessible – even offering payment plan options. Simply:

  1. Phone the box office and purchase with a credit card over the phone: 613-233-8948; or
  2. Fill out the attached pledge form with a cheque made payable to Ottawa Little Theatre; or
  3. Purchase online via Canada Helps; or
  4. We accept publicly traded securities and mutual funds; or
  5. Phone Amber McKegney, Marketing and Fundraising Director with any additional questions at 613-233-8948 x 258

 

brochure-cover-01NAME YOUR SEAT $1,000
A plaque with your name is mounted on the seat and in a public location.

NAME ON A ROW $10,000
A plaque with your name is mounted on the two seats facing the aisles and in a public location (a row has approx. 14 seats).

NAME THE WHEELCHAIR CIRCLE $25,000
A plaque with your name is mounted at entrances to the Wheelchair Circle.

NAME THE UPPER LOBBY $50,000
Your name mounted on the wall in the lobby.

NAME THE BESSERER STREET ENTRANCE $75,000
Your name mounted above the Besserer Street doors inside the theatre. For an additional $25,000, your name is mounted above the Besserer Street doors outside the theatre as well.

NAME THE AUDITORIUM $300,000
Your name mounted above the auditorium doors in the lobby of the theatre. For an additional $200,000, your name could be mounted on the outside of the building as well.

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