Durham Region is home to arts, culture, history and heritage. Find art galleries, live music, museums, performing arts, festivals and events. Experience the whole world right here.

Art galleries and visual arts

We have contemporary, traditional and public art galleries.

There are also classes available for children and adults.

Get started by visiting these local galleries and arts centres:

Theatres and performing arts

Live theatre and performances happen all year. See a musical or a play, watch an improv session or stand-up comedy show, and other performing arts. Many of our performance arts centres are in historic venues.

There are theatre groups for adults and children. Many groups hold open auditions.

Check out these theatres and performing arts clubs to get started:


We have dance studios for adults, children and seniors. Some studios and groups have competitions or year-end shows and recitals.

Professional dance companies, such as the National Ballet of Canada, are located in the city of Toronto. 


Tickets for live music can be bought for single or multiple performances. There is sometimes a discount for students.

Popular live music:

Many bars and restaurants have live music for their guests.

If you are a musician who wants to perform, you can contact:

Museums, history and heritage

Love history? Start with this list of museums and historical sites:

Join the Writer's Community of Durham Region. Meet writers in the area, and check out local writing events and workshops.

See what's happening now by checking local media announcements.


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