Community Neighbours Program

 

Theatre is meant to be experienced by all.

For us, this is a core belief. In our 32 years as an active non-profit theatre company in Ottawa, we have worked hard to welcome diverse audiences to our outdoor theatre productions.

The Community Neighbours Program is a new initiative from Odyssey Theatre that seeks to increase inclusion at our Theatre Under the Stars performances. We are reaching out into our community and building new bridges by adapting what we do to ensure that we serve everyone in our community, and allow all members to experience the magic of our theatre.

 

COMMUNITY NEIGHBOUR MATINEES

One major hurdle coming to the theatre is the price of the ticket. To overcome this, we will be providing 375 free tickets across four Community Neighbour Matinees of our summer production of Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia. Through partnerships with several social organizations, we will be promoting these performances and providing tickets and information to their clients and members to attend the theatre.

 

HEARING IMPAIRED COMMUNITY MEMBERS

This summer, we will be introducing a pilot project of our first recurring signed theatre event, which will provide sign language interpretation for one matinee performance of our production of Lysistrata and the Temple of Gaia.

 

SENIORS

Many seniors in our community do not get the opportunity to experience the arts. To bring them out to our accessible theatre, we are working with various seniors organizations and residences to host a Seniors’ Night performance which will include a viewing of our summer production and a senior-focused panel discussion exploring the themes of the play afterwards.