Although the Imperial Theatre is home to Theatre Sarnia productions and Imperial presents, it also plays host to a large number of Community organizations who use the Imperial on a rental basis to stage their productions. Our staff work with these organizations to ensure that they adhere to Theatre standards and to provide them with a facility that meets their expectations.

Theatre Sarnia, as owner of the Imperial Theatre, has a Vision of Excellence in Artistic Leadership and Development and to that end have a stated Mission :

  • To develop and support art and culture in Sarnia and Lambton County.
  • To foster the appreciation and presentation of the performing arts.
  • To manage and maintain the premiere entertainment/community venue in Lambton County.
  • To encourage the development of artistic expression by other community partners.
  • To present the widest range of performing arts, through partnerships with professional promoters,agents and artists, for the benefit of the community.

These are some of the local community organizations that use the Imperial Theatre and they are wholly responsible for their production content.

  • Sarnia Concert Association
  • Hidden Talents - Nightingale Chorus
  • International Symphony Orchestra of Sarnia and Port Huron
  • Bluewater Chordsmen
  • Sarnia School of Irish Dance
  • Steppin' Up Dance Company
  • Great Lakes Dance Academy
  • Sarnia Ballet School
  • St. Patrick's Catholic High School
  • Rebound
  • Sarnia Community Foundation
  • Sarnia Lambton Chamber of Commerce - OBA Awards
  • Pathways Health Centre for Children - Expressive Arts program
  • SWIFF - South Western International Film Festival
  • Local film producers

The Imperial Theatre may be rented by any organization both local community or professional organizations by contacting our Executive Director.



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168 Christina Street North,
PO Box 43, Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 7H8, Canada

Parking / Transit

There are approximately 100 spaces on Christina Street and the adjacent streets, all within 5 minute walk of the Imperial Theatre. There is a 2 hr free on street parking limit Monday to Friday until 6 pm. Parking on street is free all day on Saturday and Sunday and after 6 pm every evening. Parking rates vary during the day Monday to Friday until 6 pm. After 6 pm parking is free, as well as all day on Saturday and Sunday.