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

DSP is excited to announce the 50th 2023-2024 Season

Visit us and pick up your 50th Season Postcard at
Oshawa’s Convergence Festival September 23 noon till dark!

Something to celebrate – 159 productions in downtown Oshawa, 104 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 in collaboration with directors so there’s passion for the piece right from the beginning, and auditions are always welcoming, friendly and open to all.

Our Venue

Most DSP events are held on the second floor of the Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, which is fully accessible by ramp outside and elevator indoors. 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 if City Hall, the Library, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the Arts Resource Centre are all holding events simultaneously, but we love it when downtown is full of cultural activity.

DSP is a member of the Association of Community Theatres – Central Ontario and the Pine Ridge Arts Council.