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Odyssey Theatre & Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu - Picnic and Show

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Wednesdays to Saturdays, July 30th - August 23rd

Odyssey Theatre and Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu are back again to offer theatregoers the chance to enjoy a gourmet picnic and a professional theatre show. Pick up your picnic from Signatures and head over to the home of Odyssey Theatre, Strathcona Park, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Pick up your picnic anytime after 6PM and before 8PM on the day of your The Financier (Turcaret) performance.

Picnic menu includes:
Appetizer – French baguette and Camembert cheese
Main – Herb roasted chicken breast, roasted tomato Provençal, seasonal vegetables and pasta salad
Fruit: Fruit salad
Dessert –Macaroon
Bottle of water

*No substitutions can be made

The Financier (Turcaret) by Alain-René Lesage. Original translation by Joanne Miller and Laurie Steven

Have we got a treat for you!

Our Artistic Director, Laurie Steven, returns to the directing chair to put on an Odyssey twist on Alain-René Lesage's masterpiece with an original translation by herself and Joanne Miller. 

This comedic fiasco is about Turcaret, a loan shark and a tax collector, whose sly dealings have come full circle on him. A menagerie of cash-hungry swindlers prey on each other, exposing slaves to passion, excess, and artifice. Only the most single-minded, the most cunning and the most charming will survive.

Don’t miss our vibrant combination of physicality, music, dance and luxurious masks that bring this spicy play to life. 

Want to see the show without a picnic?

Regular Tickets

Opening weekend specials

Look out for our pay-what-you-can matiness at 3pm Saturday and Sunday (donations at the door) 

Looking for something to do with the children?
Take a look at our youth matinees from Odyssey Theatre and Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre on
August 6 and 13.

*Rescheduling the picnic and show offer can ONLY be accommodated if we are given 24 hours notice by calling the Odyssey Theatre box office 613-232-8407. 
Reservations will be made well in advance of show, and will be held by the restaurant before you arrive topick up your dinner. You will require a printed copy of your ticket to pick up your picnic and to attend the show. This ticket includes the price of the picnic meal, show admission and applicable taxes.

Have questions about Odyssey Theatre & Signatures Restaurant at Le Cordon Bleu - Picnic and Show? Contact Odyssey Theatre


Strathcona Park

Ottawa, ON K1N 8J7

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Odyssey Theatre

A Theatre Like No Other!

Odyssey Theatre is renowned for signature masked performances that draw inspiration from Italian Commedia dell'Arte and a range of fairground theatrical arts. This approach lets us conjure imaginative worlds and tell powerful stories that engage wide audiences in a celebration of the human spirit. We create original work and bold adaptations of classics from the international repertoire that revel in social satire and journey into the world of myth and folklore. Through collaboration with artists from diverse theatrical and cultural traditions, we forge new directions in our creative work. The theatre is committed to supporting artists in our field and passionate about nurturing young artists. 

We are:

  • An award-winning theatre in our third decade;

  • Ottawa, Canada's premier professional summer theatre, presenting Theatre Under the Stars along the banks of the Rideau River in historic Strathcona Park;

  • A nexus for experimenting, creating, producing and training in physical forms of theatre including mask, Commedia dell'Arte, clown, bouffon, puppetry and dance-theatre;

  • Recognized with sustained operating support from the Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa arts agencies;

  • Recipients of 25 awards and nominations; and,

  • A non-profit, registered charity.

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