Unlace Your Imagination with Durham Shoestring Performers
Oshawa’s Downtown Community Theatre

Next Up:

the North American premiere of


by James Rushbrooke

“Are you one of those people who watch me through the mirror?”

View the Tomcat trailer by Victor On of Jackson Films

Mar. 22 – 30, 2019



Directed by John Lunman

Featuring: Bill Baker, Emma Church, Judith Edmondson, John Lunman, David Mouti and Meredith Roberts

Drawing by Anna-Maria Maleshev

Details on the Season Page

The 45th Season:

The Long Road by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Joe Szekeres, Nov. 2-10, 2018

Love and Anger by George F. Walker, directed by Carolyn Wilson, January 18-26, 2019

Tomcat by James Rushbrooke, directed by John Lunman, March 22-30, 2019 

Download the 45th Season Brochure *.PDF

Something to celebrate – 153 productions in downtown Oshawa, 101 of them Canadian, 34 of them by local writers. Since 1974, DSP’s non-profit objectives have been all about quality and accessibility: to present challenging and entertaining plays with an emphasis on innovative directing and design, and to keep production costs low so that live theatre can be enjoyed by all members of the community. Our shows are always chosen by the director so there’s passion for the piece right from the beginning, and auditions are always low-threat and open to all.

Our Venue

Attend DSP events on the second floor of the Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, and is fully accessible by modern elevator indoors and by ramp outside. The theatre space is an intimate, air-conditioned 100 seat venue with no seat farther than 8 metres from the action!

Plentiful parking is free after 6 pm. If the lot closest to the building is full, there’s more parking on the south side of the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Occasionally there is some congestion on weeknights if City Hall, the Library and the Arts Resource Centre are all holding events simultaneously, but we love when downtown is full of cultural activity.

DSP is a member of Theatre Ontario, the Association of Community Theatres -Central Ontario and the Pine Ridge Arts Council