Shell Theatre Performance Series

About Shell Theatre

The City of Fort Saskatchewan’s extraordinary Shell Theatre, located in the Sherritt Cultural Pavilion of the Dow Centennial Centre, has it all. A fully equipped professional venue featuring 538 seats to host amazing professional series shows, drama productions, music concerts, dance festivals and recitals. Every seat is a great one in this intimate venue. You are invited to come discover why Shell Theatre is one of Fort Saskatchewan's hidden gems.


Getting Your Tickets

Tickets for all Performance Series events are available for sale in person at the Dow Centennial Centre front desk or one-hour prior to show time at the Box Office located in the Shell Theatre, by phone at (780) 992-6400 or online at

All prices posted are the price you pay including all fees, handling and taxes!


Rental Information

The 538 seat proscenium style Shell Theatre is located in the heart of the Sherritt Cultural Pavilion in the Dow Centennial Centre. This theatre is available for performing arts and can be utilized for lectures, films, television and video taping, weddings, professional workshops and conferences.

Featuring outstanding sightlines to the stage, comfortable main floor and balcony seating, professional sound and lighting, orchestra pit, excellent wheelchair accessibility and hearing impaired sound system - this is the perfect venue for your event!

The elegant lobby can host up to 650 guests and includes a full bar service area, a box office, lovely leather seating and sits next to the beautiful Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery. Two ample size dressing rooms along with the Senator Tommy Banks Green Room are inviting and functional plus our professional and experienced staff make it all worthwhile.


Venue Specifications

Theatre House: 538 seats (388 mezzanine; 150 balcony)

Stage: 2,880 sq ft (Capacity: 200 standing, 102 seated)

Lobby: 4,010 sq. ft. (Capacity: 550 standing, 250 seated)

Dressing Rooms: #1: 538 sq. ft. & #2: 646 sq. ft.


Rental Fees and Charges

DCC Event Supervisor: Terri Ponich
Phone: 780-992-6406

Shell Theatre Supervisor: Josh Gennings
Phone: 780-992-6627


Additional Resources

Rental Guideline

Rental Application

Technical Specifications

Volunteer Opportunities

Shell Theatre

All Front-of-House volunteers for the Shell Theatre alternate between the following positions:

Ticket Taker: Ticket takers collect tickets as people enter a performance into the Shell Theatre.

Usher: Ushers will be knowledgeable of the Shell Theatre seating and will assist patrons to their seats. They may also handout programs and seat latecomers.

Coat Check Attendant: For a performance or event, the Coat Check Attendants will assist with the hanging of patrons coats and distribution of claim tags.

Access Control: At times the entrances and exits into the Sherritt Cultural Pavilion or backstage area will be monitored by Access Control.


Alberta Lottery Fund Art Gallery

The Art Gallery is open every Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 2 pm and during major theatre performances. The Gallery is run by our volunteers! These individuals open, close and monitor the gallery and welcome patrons who come to view the latest exhibits. A relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere, this is a great way to get involved.


How To Apply 

Fill out the Volunteer Application Form below and drop off to our Customer Service desk. Alternatively, you can apply via phone (780-992-6406) or email (

Volunteer Application Form

Shell Theatre Sponsors