What is it? It’s Ontario’s premier beachfront entertainment complex, a unique performance space for circus, comedy, music and other events; and a structure known as a geodesic done.
If the shape looks familiar, it’s because the same principles used to build WasagaDome were also used to construct a number of other famous buildings including Spaceship Earth at Disney World’s Epcot Centre, the IMAX Cinesphere at Ontario Place, Vancouver’s Science World, and the Biosphere at the site of Montreal’s Expo ’67.
Based on a network of triangular sections that in turn form interlocking polygons, geodesic domes are the strongest architectural structure in the world and have been called the “lightest, and most efficient means of enclosing space know to man.”
A crew of 10 workers assembled the 90-foot wide and 45-foot high WasagaDome in a mere 24 hours. On Wasaga Beach, the issue of safety was paramount in the structure’s construction. In order to further withstand the strong winds sweeping off the bay, 30 concrete cylinders weigh down WasagaDome.
For high-flying acts like those in IGNITE, Zero Gravity Circus’ breathtaking new production playing at the WasagaDome right now, the structure is a natural. With the stage in the middle, you get more front row seats and no seat in the house has a view obstructed by posts or supports.
For a complete listing of events or to purchase tickets online to visit their website click here. The venue can also be rented out for private functions.