Founded in 2011, the Chrysalids Theatre is a fully-licensed 500-seat film centre and performance arts venue located in downtown Kitchener, Canada.
The L-Lounge – the “L”-shaped lounge and lobby area of the Theatre, also fully-licensed – is a separate space accommodating up to 125 people for more intimate events.
The Theatre is the home of the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema, the only film festival in the world dedicated to full feature-length animated films.
The Festival’s mission in founding the Theatre is to establish its own home; to provide a home for the creative voices across the cultures and artistic disciplines that are emerging in Waterloo Region; and to enhance the life of our community by providing a gathering place for community, and a stage where arts and technology can mingle.
What was once the Hyland Odeon is now a space perfect for concerts, film presentations, conferences and private events – right in the heart of Waterloo Region.