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Also known as "Richcraft Hall"
RB2200, 43 Campus Ave.
(corner of University Dr.)
Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Dr.
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
River Building Theatre
Starting in 2015, we consider Carleton University's River Building as our new home for many of the Canadian Film Institute's events. One of the newest additions at Carleton University, the River Building is host to a 400-seat theatre, an impressive living-wall reception space, and a large outdoor patio overlooking the Rideau River. As of November 2016, the building has been named "Richcraft Hall".

Carleton University is easily accessible by OCTranspo bus routes #4 and #7. If you are coming by the Transitway, take any O-Train south or north to the 'Carleton' stop, which puts you right on Campus Avenue. The O-Train stop is a mere 2 minute walk South to the River Building.

For more information about fares and the transit system, visit the OCTranspo website.

Paid Parking
There is underground parking offered as pay-and-display within the River Building (P16), as well as nearby in lots (P-9, across the street) — just look for the green or white "P" signs:
Weekdays: $1.75/half hour (4hr/$13.00 max)
Weekdays after 5pm: $8.00 flat
Saturday/Sunday: $4.00 flat

Other lots are also available. Click here for the Carleton Parking Map and Parking Rates.

Free Parking
Free parking is also available off-campus, across Bronson Avenue at Brewer Park (restricted to a 2 hour maximum between 8:00am and 4:00pm, Monday through Friday), as well as nearby streets. After-hours and street parking follows City of Ottawa street parking regulations.

A list of on-campus ScotiaBank ATMs can be found on the Scotiabank website here.

More Information
More information about the River Building can be found on the Carleton University website.
2 Daly Avenue, 2nd Floor
Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2
Tel: 613.765.5555
Arts Court Theatre
photo: James Park Photography
Arts Court Theatre and Studio reside on the 2nd Floor of Ottawa's former courthouse.

Arts Court is home to a group of Ottawa’s professional arts producers and presenters including: the Ottawa Art Gallery, the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, Ottawa Dance Directive, SAW Gallery, SAW Video, and Club SAW. A historic landmark downtown Ottawa, Arts Court continues to evolve as a vibrant hub for artists and audiences alike. Currently housed in the building are 26 independent arts organizations.

Arts Court Theatre is a multi-occasion performance venue. The theatre has professional sound and lighting installed making it a suitable space for theatre and concert presentations as well as dance, workshops, screenings, and conferences.

Arts Court Studio is a “black box” space in the sense that it is open and versatile. A highly flexible space, the studio is equally ideal for cocktails and luncheons as it is for arts performances. It is common for the Studio to host a lobby or bar space for presentations in the adjacent Theatre.
67 Nicholas St.
Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9
Tel: 613.236.6181
Club SAW
Café Ex and special events may be held at Club SAW, located in the Arts Court building.
Club SAW: a space for performance, music, media art and community art events. Every year, more than 1,000 artists and musicians perform at Club SAW at key moments of their careers. A flexible space accommodating an audience of 150, Club SAW is a unique feature of SAW and contributes significantly to the character of the centre as a whole. Equipped with a bar, a state-of-the-art sound system and video, 16mm and 35mm projectors, it is used for screenings, concerts, artist talks, panel discussions, book launches, theatre plays, receptions and workshops. It is a social space where members of the community meet with exhibiting artists in an informal context.

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