The arts are alive in Brockville!
No matter what your interest, you will find something for everyone in Brockville.
Brockville Arts Centre
Built in 1858, the Brockville Arts Centre remains one of the most unique and historic performing arts centres in Canada, and is recognized as one of the finest medium-sized historic theatres in Canada. Home of various community theatre companies, the Brockville Arts Centre also plays host to many different touring performances throughout the year. In 2009, the Brockville Arts Centre went through a two-million-dollar restoration, including the installation of 700 high-quality seats. The theatre is air-conditioned, has ample free parking, and the bar in the lobby is licenced.
The theatre lobby is also home to one of the region’s top art galleries. Be sure to check out the beautiful pieces of art while on an intermission of a show, or even just when stopping in to pick up your tickets.
Film Brockville is a non-profit group associated with the Toronto Film Circuit, a division of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Film Brockville provides film-goers transformative experiences through access to Canadian and international independent films which they would not normally have the opportunity to see. Films run regularly throughout the year at the Brockville Arts Centre.
Marianne Van Silfhout Gallery
The Marianne Van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the St Lawrence College Campus. It is the focus of th4e visual arts for Brockville and the larger Eastern Ontario area. This gallery is also the location for live art battles - live competitive painting events held across the country.
St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
Follow the river east and you’ll find Prescott, home of the St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. This festival, which began back in 2003, has evolved from a single show in the town’s outdoor amphitheatre to a festival with two mainstay Shakespeare productions, as well as a Sunday series of events and an education program. These shows are incredibly popular, especially on a warm summer’s night. Take in a night of culture at the St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott, Ontario!