winter edition

Pique is a new forward-thinking, artist-driven quarterly event series featuring eclectic musical, visual and multimedia artists, produced by Debaser.

COVID-19 Policy

By purchasing a ticket and attending Pique, attendees agree to follow our current COVID-19 policy.

All attendees must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination (showing two doses plus a minimum of 14 days) and photo identification.

Face masks must be worn over the mouth and nose when attendees are not seated, for example:

- when attendees are using the washroom facilities

- when attendees are ordering or paying for food and beverages

- when attendees are dancing

- when attendees are entering and exiting the location

Face masks can ONLY be removed when seated, in order to consume food and beverages.

Wash hands or use the provided hand sanitizer often.

Contact tracing information collected in Eventbrite and/or at the box office.


    In-person programming will be happening in and around the Arts Court and Ottawa Art Gallery buildings. Entrances are accessible by ramp, and indoor spaces are accessible by automated doors and elevator to all floors. Wheelchair accessible, gender neutral washrooms are available throughout the building.

    For accessibility and visitor information for the Arts Court building and the OAG go to:


      Attendees are expected to respect one another. Violence, aggression, oppressive behaviour or language, or bullying will not be tolerated. If you are currently implicated in an accountability process, please ensure you are respecting the space and well-being of those your actions have affected before joining this space virtually or in-person. If staff and/or Board are made aware of any behaviour that violates our safety policy, the person(s) perpetuating this behaviour will be asked to leave immediately. We reserve the right to intervene and/or remove ANY person(s) in the space who are creating or contributing to an unsafe environment.

        Land Acknowledgement

        We acknowledge and pay respect to the Algonquin Anishinaabeg people on whose land we operate. If you support our programming, please consider supporting a local Indigenous organization or fundraiser. Learn more about this land acknowledgement and find educational resources and ways to support at


          How do I access the event?

          You can enter the event from 10 Daly Ave, 2 Daly Ave, or 67 Nicholas.

          10 Daly and 67 Nicholas are accessible entrances, with automatic powered doors.

          Once you are inside, you can access all of the programming spaces from within the building.

          All spaces are accessible by elevator. Please see signage in the building to find the room you are looking for, or ask a staff member of volunteer for directions.

          There are gender-neutral washrooms located on all levels of the building.

          What do I need to know about your COVID-19 policies?

          You will need to show proof of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine upon entry. Please be prepared to show your proof of vaccinatin and ID at the door.

          If you did not pre-purchase a ticket, we will also need to collect your contact information for contact tracing purposes.

          You must wear a mask at all times when not consuming beverages.

          Can I dance?

          Unfortunately the province has ruled that dancing is NOT allowed :( but we will have an outdoor satellite dance floor for those who want to boogie!

          What is the schedule?

          You can view the full schedule here.

          Is the event all ages?

          Yes. Children under 12 years and four months old do not need to show proof of vaccination.

          Is there a bar?

          Yes, with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. There are bars located in Club SAW, outside of the Alma Duncan salon, and outside the Theatre. If you would like to drink alcohol, you will receive a wristband upon entry that indicates your ID has been checked.

          Is there food available on site?

          No. Please eat before arriving, or bring some snacks.

          Is there a place to check my coat?

          Yes. Coat checks are available in Club SAW and outside the Alma Duncan salon.

          Do I need to bring cash?

          Yes. Box office, bars, coat checks, and merchandise tables are cash-only.

          Where is the closest ATM?

          There is an ATM on the third floor of the Arts Court, as well as next door at the Novotel Hotel.

            Pique is produced in partnership with SAW, Ottawa Art Gallery, Wall Sound, Artengine, DAÏMÔN, Digital Arts Resource Centre, Firegrove Studio, Le Seltzer, Dominion City Brewing Co, Also Cool, Ottawa Fringe, Ottawa Dance Directive, CKCU FM, CHUO FM, Apt613, EVERYSEEKER, Suoni Per Il Popolo, Long Winter, and Sled Island, and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, City of Ottawa, SOCAN Foundation, and FACTOR.

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