Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (CDCC) is Carleton University’s Arts, Performance and Learning Centre, and is dedicated to providing a welcoming, professional and safe environment to foster programming that is multigenerational, diverse, and inclusive. CDCC is the university’s first downtown Ottawa building and is managed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). 

The centre serves a variety of user groups from the university and community at large. It strives to ignite creative exploration and rich presentation opportunities, offering a unique event experience in a historical Ottawa venue for performances, workshops, lectures, meetings, curricular programming, lifelong learning courses, and beyond. 

Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre is a beautiful 1912 heritage building located in Centretown - showcasing unique Romanesque Byzantine architectural styles. Reaching nearly 40,000 square feet, the building includes an 870-seat main performance hall that is visually and acoustically stunning, various multi-use event and activity spaces, classrooms, and its own beautiful outdoor garden.

Location and contact

In-person visiting hours

This building is only available to tour virtually.

Virtual and 3D Tours

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Architectural style
Construction date or date range
Galleries and theatres

Amenities and features

  • Virtual only