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Local Arts and Culture

Durham Region is a place where there is a lot to do, to see, to learn, to enjoy.

People who love the arts and culture flourish in Durham.

There are many places to enjoy and groups to join in the Visual and Performing Arts... So much for you and your family to experience throughout the year in Durham Region, so have a look! 

Visual Arts and Art Galleries

ArtPlaces where art is on display and art classes for children and adults are available.

Art councils support and promote the arts.

Durham Council for the Arts - John Arkelian 905-576-0359


Durham Region libraries, services clubs, newspapers have contests and opportunities for young writers to submit their work.


Woman singing at Oshawa Jazz FestivalIf you are a music lover, tickets for concerts are purchased through the organization.  You can buy tickets for a single performance or purchase a subscription series and see everything during the season.  Students can attend many performances through the eyeGo program for $5 and a student card.

If you are a musician and would like to perform, contact the organization.  Many groups audition prospective new members.



Some theatre groups have youth programs with performing opportunities for children.  Many groups hold open auditions for adults who like to act.


There are many dance studios in Durham Region.  Classes are available to every age and in many dance forms.  Some dance studios provide performing opportunities through competitions and year-end shows and recitals.  Professional dance companies are located in Toronto.  At this time there is no comprehensive community dance company – an opportunity?! 



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