Coming Events

Tue Oct 26, 20217:00 p.m.
Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance Inc. AGM

Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance Inc. AGM

Tue Oct 26, 20217:00 p.m. at the OAC

The Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance runs the Lawrence O'Brien Arts Centre.

You will be required to sign in for Covid tracing purposes.

Thu Oct 28, 20217:30 p.m.
Pretty Archie - The Mystery Show that didn't happen

Pretty Archie - The Mystery Show that didn't happen

Thu Oct 28, 20217:30 p.m. at the OAC

Photo by Brock Jorgensen

Pretty Archie is an Americana/Bluegrass/Roots band from Cape Breton, NS. They are known for their entertaining, high energy & foot stomping shows. The honest, heartfelt writing connects listeners with a saltwater perspective on modern living.

The band chose the name Pretty Archie after a local (Cape Breton) character known for playing with 2 strings outside shopping malls in any weather and not always (or ever) in key. The guys thought the name Pretty Archie embodied the love of playing and performing music along with representing their hometown.

With the release of Hanging On (FEB 2019), Pretty Archie showcase a genre-bending mix of folk, bluegrass, country, rock and vintage soul, all underpinned the band’s east coast roots, that’s absolutely impossible to pigeonhole.

The tickets you purchased for last year's Mystery Show will be honoured.

Sat Oct 30, 20217:30 p.m.
Carolina East

Carolina East

Sat Oct 30, 20217:30 p.m. at the OAC

A creation of the maritime elements, Carolina East is a vibrant and bold songstress from Newfoundland and Labrador, proudly wearing an eclectic tapestry of musical influences; from soul, to country, to pop.

After receiving nominations for ECMA’s Indigenous Artist of the Year 2020 and winning Music NL’s Country Artist of the Year 2020, Carolina East recently competed in the Sirius XM Top of the Country competition as one of eight semi-finalists. She released her debut full-length album “Soaked in Whisky” in July 2021 - a collection of songs about love, happiness, heartbreak, and loss. Songs that are as honest, vulnerable, and relatable as the singer herself.¯

Fri Nov 12, 20217:30 p.m.
Christmas in the Country 4 - Rod Jackson & the Perfect Strangers

Christmas in the Country 4 - Rod Jackson & the Perfect Strangers

Fri Nov 12, 20217:30 p.m. at the OAC

Based out of St. John’s Newfoundland, Rod Jackson and the Perfect Strangers is a stellar group that infuses classic country with raw energy, outlaw grit, and “new vintage” tones to create a truly unique sound.

Christmas in the Country 4 features the greatest Country Christmas songs of all time, including classics by Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Jim Reeves, Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton, as well as newer hits by Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Blue Rodeo, Toby Keith, Shania Twain, and many more!


Box Office

Phone: 709-896-4028
Open Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and one hour before any show


Current Status Regarding Covid-19

Per provincial regulations, staff, patrons, students, and volunteers must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical exemption in order to access the O'Brien Arts Centre. Proof of vaccination or exemption is required.

We are dedicated to ensuring the safety of artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons, while returning to in-person performances in our theatre. To that effect, we are only selling tickets in every second row and maintaining 3 empty seats between bubbles.

Due to that spacing we are not selling tickets online for the time being. Please call the Box Office (709-896-4028) from Tuesday to Friday between 9:30 a.m and 4:30 p.m. to purchase tickets with a credit card. If you prefer to pay cash or with a debit card, you may come to the Box Office during those same hours.

Per Public Health guidelines we may have a greater number of audience members but we must still abide by the social distancing rules. The more "bubbles" buy tickets, the more people we can fit in. For example, upper section center rows seat 12. We can fit a bubble of 12 in the row but if single tickets are purchased we can only fit 3 people in the row. We are therefore offering a reduced ticket price for groups of 4 or more.

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