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People Under the Staircase (The Staircase Theatre) Doors Open Hamilton

People Under the Staircase (The Staircase Theatre)

The Staircase Theatre is an independent arts incubator under new management as People Under the Staircase. As Hamilton's premier alternative event space, it features live performance, music, video, games and theatre. The building is an adaptive reuse of a former power substation. Formerly known as the Dundurn Station, this 1914 beaux-arts-style building was decommissioned by Hamilton Hydro in 1996. The new venue was named after the cast iron spiral staircase on the interior. The classical detailing and fine craftsmanship of the former station reflects Hamilton’s importance as the Electric City of Canada in the early 20th century. To learn more about Hamilton's innovative electrical infrastructure and its early substations, check out the Power of Design exhibit. And, for Digital Doors Open, check out the video below to learn more.

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  • Digital Doors Open
  • Video
  • Kid-friendly

Contact info

27 Dundurn Street North
Hamilton, Ontario
Telephone: 905-529-3000
Email: info@staircasehamilton.com
https://peopleunderthestaircase.com

Architecture

Year built: 1914; renovated 1996
Architect: Unknown
Architectural style: Beaux arts
Building type: Theatre

Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Hamilton

People Under the Staircase (The Staircase Theatre) 27 Dundurn Street North