Canadian Museum of History, Gatineau


*Dancers should have shoes/flip flops to walk around the museum. They cannot go barefoot.

*Please check back as we approach the competition for updates.

Address: 100 Laurier Street; Gatineau ON J8X 4H2

Stage Dimensions: approximately 29’ deep x 40’ wide

Loading Dock: There is a loading dock behind the theatre which can be accessed off Laurier Street. Unfortunately, this is not a parking area – and once you have finished loading/unloading, please move your truck.


Pay parking is available at the Museum of Civilization. Parking Fees are presently:

  • $2.75 per 1/2h up to a daily maximum of $13
  • No “in-and-out” privileges
  • Cube trucks will not fit in this parking lot and must find street parking

**NOTE: Fees are subject to change.

Dressing Rooms:

  • All dressing rooms will be assigned based on the room availability at the Museum.
  • The Boys dressing room and ‘Quick Changes’ room will be backstage.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation with regards to sharing the space.

Rehearsal area: Dancers may practice in the hallways outside the Ateliers (as long as no school programs are in progress) and outside the Theatre.

*NOTE: the Museum has a ‘shoe policy’ whereby dancers must wear shoes when walking between the changerooms and the Theatre. This is done for the dancers’ safety and we appreciate your cooperation.

Nearby Restaurants:

*subject to change

  • The lobby across from the Theatre has an Express Café with fresh made sandwiches and salads, hot dogs, popcorn and a variety of beverage options. They will remain open from 8:30am – 8:30pm.
  • The Voyageurs Cafeteria, found in the Museum, offers Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks. They are open from 7:30am on weekdays and 9:30am on the weekends until 4:30pm.


Shine Dance Competitions is excited to continue our commitment to charity by once again implementing our Canned Food Drive! Shine will be collecting non-perishable food at each competition and donating it to a charity.

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