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Sean O'Sullivan Theatre

Left: The front entrance of the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre. Right: The side entrance of the theatre and various advertisements of shows that have taken place in the theatre. Photos: [Katrina Clarke].



 The Sean O'Sullivan Theatre is located inside Brock University. The theatre seats 553 people and hosts various theatrical events.


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Hours of Operation

 Variable (determined by shows)



From QEW Toronto:

- Head southwest on Queen Elizabeth Way toward Exit 136 (16.6 km)

- Merge onto ON-403 (20.8 km)

- Slight left onto Queen Elizabeth Way (signs for Niagara/East Hamilton/Fort Erie) (51.5 km)

- Take the exit onto ON-406 S toward Thorold/Welland/Port Colborne (11.3 km)

- Take the Regional Road 71/St David's Road W exit (450 m)

- Merge onto St David's Rd (500 m)

- Turn right onto Norman Rd (450 m)

- At the roundabout, take the first exit (130 m)

- Turn left onto Residence Rd (400 m)

- Turn left (66 m)

From QEW Fort Erie:

- Head northwest on Queen Elizabeth Way toward Exit 12 (24.5 km)

- Take exit 32 for Thorold Stone Road/Regional Road 57 toward Thorold (290 m)

- Turn left onto Thorold Stone Road (5.5. km)

- Continue onto ON-58 N (signs for Thorold/Ontario 406) (3.1 km)

- Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Regional Road 71/St. David's Road (1.4 km)

- Turn left onto Regional Road 71/St. David's Rd (350 m)

- Turn right onto Norman Rd (450 m)

- At the roundabout, take the first exit (130 m)

- Turn left onto Residence Rd (400 m)

- Turn left (66 m)




The Sean O’Sullivan Theatre was at first named the Thistle Theatre when it was first created and was simply an addition of the Drama and Films Department.  The Thistle Theatre then got put underneath the upper major tittle of Brock Centre for the Arts and Thistle Theatre was then changed simply to the name the Theatre.  Then in 1992, the Theatre was then again changed to what it is named today; the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre.  The Theatre was renamed the Sean O’Sullivan Theatre as a tribute to the late Father Sean O’Sullivan.  The final naming of this theatre is significant as Sean O’Sullivan was the earliest graduate from Brock to get an honorary degree, he then became Canada’s youngest Member of Parliament and then left politics to become a priest. 


Further Information






Ownership & Management

Brock University

Admission Fee

Variable (depending on show)


The Sean O'Sullivan Theatre
500 Glenridge Ave.
L2S 3A1


905-688-5550 x3257

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.119403
Longitude -79.249057


Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2S 3A1
Tel 905-688-5550 x3257
Fax 905-688-4277
Toll free 1-866-617-3257
Website http://www.shawfest.com/about-the-shaw/contact-us/

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