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“A Timeless Gathering” – An interactive theatre experience

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

“A Timeless Gathering” – An interactive theatre experience

August 31 with show times at 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 3:30 pm. Run time is 1.5 hours.
Cost: $11.30 per person. This price includes a pot of tea and a sampling of sandwiches and treats inspired by our Tea on the Lawn menu.
Advance registration is required: Please note that this program is supported by a grant from the City of Ottawa’s Older Adult Program. Registration is open to older adults (ages 55 and older) and their caregivers.

A relaxing visit to the museum for refreshments and engaging conversation is interrupted when a strange figure dressed in period clothing suddenly joins your table. Identifying only as “Circa”, this mysterious character is confused to discover they are in the modern era and they have no recollection who they are or how they got here. Some kind of time warp has occurred, and you cannot leave until you’ve helped to put things right. Help Circa piece together clues and riddles to figure out their identity before its too late and you too become trapped in time!

Presented in partnership with Live History(link is external). Live History is a Governor General’s Award-nominated group that performs interactive escape room theatre. Their shows include puzzles and tasks the audience need to solve together to advance the plot or achieve an objective.

How to register:

Registration for “A Timeless Gathering” is completed using Service Ottawa’s online system(link is external) with the barcodes listed below. You can also find the program listing by navigating to “Activity Search”, clicking on “Advanced Search”, and searching for the keyword “Billings”.

Wednesday, August 31
10:30 am (1636207); 1 pm (1636209); 3:30 pm (1636210).


  • Program registration is open to participants ages 55 and over and their caregivers. If a caregiver younger than age 55 is accompanying a participant, they must contact the museum directly to register by calling 613-580-2088 or by emailing museums@ottawa.ca(link opens email application).
  • Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.  Registration will close by 5 pm on the Saturday before your scheduled show date.
  • As part of the registration process you will be prompted to provide any allergy or dietary concerns. We will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate restrictions that are communicated in advance but may be limited in some instances by availability of ingredients. We will not be able accommodate requests made on the show date.
  • Shows with insufficient registration may be cancelled. If an alternative showtime can not be accommodated, a refund will be issued.
  • Please arrive 10 to 15 minutes in advance of your show’s start time. There will be no further admittance after the show begins.
  • Audience members will be seated under the marquee tent on the museum grounds. The show will continue rain or shine; please dress accordingly for weather conditions. In the event of extreme weather with the potential to impact safe operation of this program, registered participants will be contacted directly with further information.
  • Audience members will be seated at a table where they will be able to interact with the costumed performers and other participants to help solve the puzzles. Large groups may be split between multiple tables.
  • Access to the marquee requires travelling over compacted granular pathways and grass. If you have questions regarding accessibility, please contact 613-580-2088 or museums@ottawa.ca(link opens email application).


August 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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