The Imperial Theatre is a 600 seat live Performance venue with an unobstructed view from all seats. There are 472 Orchestra level seats and 128 Balcony seats and there is street level wheelchair access from the Theatre foyer to an accessibility suite specifically designed for patrons with mobility issues.
Originally built in 1936 as the Capitol movie theatre, it was lovingly restored by Theatre Sarnia and converted to a live Performing Arts Centre in the late 1990's. As part of the restoration, attention was directed to preservation of its Art Deco elegance within a modern facility we now know as the Imperial Theatre.
Member and donor support makes each great season possible. Great theatre does not just happen; it takes a lot of hard work by a small, dedicated staff and many, many volunteers. Imagine if the theatre were no longer able to offer you this first class entertainment. As the building ages items like a new roof and repairs,seats,carpet,lights and other equipment need replacing. In the past donations have helped with these efforts and much more, allowing us to continue to be the cultural gem of Sarnia and Lambton county. We need your Support!
Imagine holding your wedding – traditional, spiritual or a civic ceremony – within the classic setting of the Imperial Theatre. The theatre is a unique venue for the not-your-typical couple. Find out more here.