Plan Your Visit

Hours of Operation

  • 9 am to 11 pm, Monday to Sunday
  • Performances, exhibitions and special events are scheduled independently of building hours.
  • Please, check specific event listings for dates and times.
  • Arts Court is wheelchair accessible by elevator by prior arrangement. For information, call 613-564-7240.

How to get to Arts Court

Arts Court is located at 2 Daly Avenue in Ottawa’s downtown core (at the intersection of Daly Avenue and Nicholas Street), steps from the Rideau Centre.

Public transit

Arts Court is a three minute walk from the Mackenzie King Bridge/Rideau Centre bus stop. Many OC Transpo bus routes have stop here. To plan your route, you can use the OC Transpo travel planner.


There are several bike rings on Nicholas Street and two bike racks in front of the steps on Daly Avenue. In the summertime, festival organizers will sometimes add temporary bike racks to meet high demand.


From the west or east, take the 417 (Queensway) to the Nicholas Street exit. At the lights, continue on Waller Street. Turn left on Daly Avenue. Parking is available in the underground parking lot at the Rideau Centre.