Théâtre de l'Île

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Théâtre de l'Île
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The Théâtre de l'Île in the former waterworks in the Hull sector
Theatre de l'Ile
Former namesHull Water Works (1886–1974)
Address1, rue Wellington
Gatineau, Quebec
J8X 2H3
Coordinates 45°25′32″N75°43′29″W / 45.425501°N 75.724656°W / 45.425501; -75.724656 Coordinates: 45°25′32″N75°43′29″W / 45.425501°N 75.724656°W / 45.425501; -75.724656
OwnerVille de Gatineau
TypeTheatre
Capacity 119
Construction
Built1886
OpenedJanuary 11, 1974
Years active1974–present
Website
www.ovation.qc.ca/gatineau/theatredelile/

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.

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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