Théâtre de l'Île

The Théâtre de l'Île (Theatre of the Island) is a small municipally run theatre in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. It is located on a small island at the southern end of the Ruisseau de la Brasserie, a small river running just to the west of Montcalm Street in the former city of Hull. The building was originally constructed in 1886 as the Hull Water Works, at a time when the site was at the heart of a largely industrial area. In the subsequent decades the building served a number of different purposes. In 1974, it suffered a devastating fire. The city of Hull and the National Capital Commission joined together to rebuild the structure as a theatre. It opened in 1976, and was the first municipally run theatre in Quebec.

Théâtre de l'Île
The Théâtre de l'Île in the former waterworks
Location1, rue Wellington
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
J8X 2H3
Coordinates45.425501°N 75.724656°W / 45.425501; -75.724656
OwnerCity of Gatineau
TypeTheatre
Capacity119
Construction
Built1886
Opened1976
Years active1976-present
Website
www.ovation.qc.ca/gatineau/theatredelile/

The theatre seats up to 119. It puts on a number of different shows per year, with some 25,000 spectators per annum.

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