How to get here

The Ottawa Fringe grounds are all conveniently located within a 1 kilometer radius of Mackenzie King Station and the Rideau Centre. Many OC Transpo transitway routes stop here on a regular basis.

Need help planning your trip to Arts Court and the surrounding Fringe grounds? Check out this custom travel planner from OC Transpo: www.octranspo.com/ottawa-destinations/arts_court

Driving directions and parking information for each of the Festival’s ten venues can be found below.

Biking? Bike racks are located in front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance. More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

 

Festival Box Office
2 Daly Avenue, 3rd floor
The Festival Box Office is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and turn left.

How to Get Here

By bus: Arts Court is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is $2 parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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Venue 1: Arts Court Theatre
2 Daly Avenue, 2nd floor (Elevator B)

Arts Court Theatre is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and turn left. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevator is in use upon arrival.

There is an accessible washroom on 3rd floor. Turn right after exiting the elevator. Some front row seating is removable in Arts Court Theatre for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: Arts Court is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is $2 parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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Venue 2: ODD Box
2 Daly Avenue, 2nd floor (Elevator A)

ODD Box is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 1st floor and turn left. When you arrive at Elevator B turn right, and and then take Elevator A to the 2nd floor. ODD Box is immediately to the left when you exit Elevator A. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevators are in use upon arrival.

There is an accessible washroom on the 2nd floor just past the elevator. Floor level seating is removable in ODD Box for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: ODD Box (located inside Arts Court) is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is $2 parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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Venue 3: Academic Hall
133 Séraphin-Marion Private, 2nd floor

Academic Hall is located on the University of Ottawa Campus, on Séraphin-Marion Private. There are approximately 14 stairs leading up to the venue, but a wheelchair lift* is also available for use. If you require use of the lift please notify a Fringe volunteer upon arrival, as venue staff are required to operate the lift. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the lift is in use upon arrival.

There are washrooms on site, though they are not wheelchair accessible. There are accessible porta-potties available for use next to Academic Hall. Some front row seating is removable in Academic Hall for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

*The wheelchair lift has a maximum load capacity of 300 kg or 660 lbs.

How to Get Here

By bus: Academic Hall is a 2 minute walk from the Laurier Station bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. Follow Nicholas/Waller to make a right turn onto Besserer St, then a right onto Cumberland St, Séraphin-Marion is the 3rd street and the venue will be on your right. Séraphin-Marion Private is not accessible by car, but there is a parking lot entrance between Stewart and Wilbrod that will allow you to drive directly to the side of the building.

Parking: The University of Ottawa offers paid parking in lots B and C, which are located directly behind Academic Hall (there are entrances on Stewart and Cumberland). Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill. Insider tip: After 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends there is $2 parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: On the University of Ottawa campus just west of the venue (Séraphin-Marion Private).

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Venue 4: Studio Léonard-Beaulne
135 Séraphin-Marion Private, Basement level

Studio Léonard-Beaulne is located on the University of Ottawa Campus, on Séraphin-Marion Private. There are a total of 16 stairs leading to the venue: 2 stairs up to enter the building, 10 stairs down to the lobby space, and 4 more down to enter the theatre from the lobby. Regrettably, Studio Léonard-Beaulne does not have an accessible entrance.

There are washrooms on site, though they are not wheelchair accessible. There are accessible porta-potties available for use next to Academic Hall (adjacent to Studio Léonard-Beaulne).

How to Get Here

By bus: Studio Léonard-Beaulne is a 2 minute walk from the Laurier Station bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. Follow Nicholas/Waller to make a right turn onto Besserer St, then a right onto Cumberland St, Séraphin-Marion is the 3rd street and the venue will be on your right. Séraphin-Marion Private is not accessible by car, but there is a parking lot entrance between Stewart and Wilbrod that will allow you to drive directly to the side of the building.

Parking: The University of Ottawa offers paid parking in lots B and C, which are located directly behind Studio Léonard-Beaulne (there are entrances on Stewart and Cumberland). Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill. Insider tip: After 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends there is $2 parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: On the University of Ottawa campus just west of the venue (Séraphin-Marion Private).

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Venue 5: La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins (Studio B) ♿  
333 King Edward Avenue, 2nd floor

La Nouvelle Scène is located on the east side of King Edward Avenue,  just south of York Street. Studio B is located on the 2nd floor, which requires climbing 27 stairs. La Nouvelle Scène Studio B is also accessible by elevator. If you require use of the elevator, please notify a staff member or Fringe volunteer upon arrival, as venue staff are required to operate it. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevator is in use upon arrival.

There is an accessible washroom on both the main floor of the building, and on the 2nd floor directly across from Studio B. Front row seating is removable in La Nouvelle Scène for patrons in wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: La Nouvelle Scène is a 10 minute walk from Mackenzie King/Rideau Centre Station. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. Keep right and follow the signs to Main St/Lees Ave. Turn left onto Lees Ave and continue on to King Edward. The venue will be on your right just north of Rideau St.

Parking: Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Paid parking options nearby are:

  • On King Edward beside La Nouvelle Scène- $5 on weekends and from 6pm-midnight daily
  • At the corner of Besserer & King Edward- $5 on evenings and weekends
  • At the corner of King Edward & Rideau- $3.50 from 6pm to 6am

Bike Racks: Outside of the venue and more next door at the Champagne Bath fitness center.

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Venue 6: La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins (Studio A)
333 King Edward Avenue, 1st floor

La Nouvelle Scène is located on the east side of King Edward Avenue, just south of York Street. Studio A is located on the 1st floor.

There is an accessible washroom on the 1st floor of the building. Front row seating is removable in La Nouvelle Scène Studio A for patrons in wheelchairs upon request. To access front row requires using the elevator, please notify a staff member or Fringe volunteer upon arrival, as venue staff are required to operate it. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevator is in use upon arrival.

How to Get Here

By bus: La Nouvelle Scène is a 10 minute walk from Mackenzie King/Rideau Centre Station. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. Keep right and follow the signs to Main St/Lees Ave. Turn left onto Lees Ave and continue on to King Edward. The venue will be on your right just north of Rideau St.

Parking: Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Paid parking options nearby are:

  • On King Edward beside La Nouvelle Scène- $5 on weekends and from 6pm-midnight daily
  • At the corner of Besserer & King Edward- $5 on evenings and weekends
  • At the corner of King Edward & Rideau- $3.50 from 6pm to 6am

Bike Racks: Outside of the venue and more next door at the Champagne Bath fitness center.

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BYOVs

BYOV A: LIVE! On Elgin
220 Elgin Street, 2nd floor

This venue is located on Elgin, north of Cooper. It requires climbing 21 stairs to enter the venue. There is one step up from the sidewalk to the front door, 16 stairs up to a small landing with a 90 degree turn, and then 4 more stairs. Regrettably, LIVE! On Elgin does not have an accessible entrance.

There is a washroom on site, though it is not wheelchair accessible.

How to Get Here

By bus: LIVE! On Elgin is a 7 minute walk from the Metcalfe stop on the transitway. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Metcalfe exit. Merge onto Metcalfe, then turn right on Argyle. At the end of Argyle, turn left onto Elgin St. The venue will be on your left just north of Cooper St.

Parking: Free and metered street parking can be found throughout Centretown. City Hall is a 3 minute walk from LIVE! On Elgin and offers $2 parking on evenings after 6pm and all day on weekends.

Bike Racks: Can be found along the street.

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BYOV B: National Arts Centre – Rossy Pavillion ♿
1 Elgin Street, Terrace Level

The National Arts Centre main entrance is located on Elgin Street. The Rossy Pavilion is on the Terrace Level, which requires climbing 30 stairs. The venue is also accessible via elevator, located just beyond the staircase, on the right. When exiting the elevator, turn left to access the venue.

There are accessible washrooms located on the Elgin and Terrace levels, just beyond the elevators.

How to Get Here

By bus: The National Arts Centre is a 5 minute walk from both the Metcalfe and Mackenzie King stops on the transitway. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Metcalfe exit. Merge onto Metcalfe, then turn right on Argyle. At the end of Argyle, turn left onto Elgin St. The venue will be on your right just north of Laurier Avenue.

Parking: The National Arts Centre has an underground parking garage. Free and metered street parking can be found throughout Centretown. City Hall is a 5 minute walk from the NAC and offers $2 parking on evenings after 6pm and all day on weekends.

Back Racks: Can be found at the NAC main entrance (1 Elgin Street) and at the Mackenzie King Bridge entrance.

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BYOV C: Knot Project Space

2 Daly Avenue, 1st floor

Knot Project Space is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 1st floor and turn left, and the venue is just down the hall. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevators are in use upon arrival.

There are multiple accessible washrooms on the first floor. Seating is removable for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: Arts Court is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is $2 parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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YOV D: Arts Court Library
2 Daly Avenue, 2nd floor (Elevator A)

Arts Court Library  is located inside Arts Court on Daly Avenue. The accessible entrance is located at 10 Daly Ave., just east of the main entrance. Take the elevator to the 1st floor and turn left. When you arrive at Elevator B turn right, and then take Elevator A to the 2nd floor. Turn right and the venue is at the end of the hall. When possible, please try to arrive a few minutes early in case the elevators are in use upon arrival.

There is an accessible washroom on the 2nd floor just past the elevator. Floor level seating is removable for patrons using wheelchairs upon request.

How to Get Here

By bus: Arts Court is a 3 minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many major transitway routes stop here regularly. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.

By car: From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue onto Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue, and Arts Court will be situated on the left.

Parking: Nearby paid parking options are at the Rideau Centre, Les Suites Hotel, or at the corner of Besserer and Waller. Free street parking can be found a short walk away in Sandy Hill and in Lowertown. Insider tip: After 6pm and all day on weekends there is $2 parking underground at City Hall (10 minute walk).

Bike Racks: In front of Arts Court on Daly, as well as in the Nicholas St. Courtyard entrance (67 Nicholas). More bike racks can be found at the OAG main entrance (50 Mackenzie King).

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