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

Season 3 - Girl in the Goldfish Bowl


Kudos for Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

Slow City Review by Joe Szekeres

Running Only to Mar. 31, 2018!

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Something to celebrate – 150 productions in downtown Oshawa, 99 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.