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Arts & Entertainment

The Tragically Hip Photo Courtesy K-ROCK CentreArtists, performers, authors and musicians thrive in Kingston - making it both a great community to create in, and a great city to live and soak up the atmosphere and energy.  Enriching its cultural offerings, Kingston has 24 museums, galleries and national historic sites; year-round live theatre; the third largest art collection in Ontario which is housed in the Agnes Etherington Art Centre; a 5,700 seat downtown entertainment centre; symphony orchestra; art schools and so much more.  

During the summer the city comes alive with street entertainment, outdoor concerts and a rich diversity of festivals and events; and in the winter months we take advantage of world-class theatre, concerts, and comedy which takes place at the Roger's K-ROCK Centre, our newly renovated Grand Theatre and at sites throughout the city.

Kingston Arts Council

The Kingston Arts Council is devoted to promoting the creation, production, presentation and appreciation of the arts in Kingston and the surrounding region.  Visit the Kingston Arts Council website for details on upcoming arts events and activities.

The Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre is the city's premier performing arts facility. After three years of extensive reconstruction, the renewed Grand Theatre opened in May 2008. With two performance spaces -- The Regina Rosen Auditorium and The Baby Grand -- the Grand Theatre presents hundreds of theatre, music, dance, variety and family performances annually.

Rogers K-ROCK Centre

The Rogers K-ROCK Centre hosts concerts, sporting events, family events, Kingston Frontenacs hockey games, and much more.  Whether you want to catch the upcoming IIHF World Juniors Exhibition Games, enjoy concerts by the likes of Avril Lavigne, The Tragically Hip, Bob Dylan or Kenny Rogers - the Rogers K-ROCK Centre is the place to be.

Kingston Symphony Orchestra

Cool sounds and hot classics - the Kingston Symphony Orchestra is one of the pillars of Kingston's cultural scene.  The Kingston Symphony Association exists to produce and promote professional quality programs of instrumental and choral music for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of audiences in the Greater Kingston area. The Kingston Symphony Association is the umbrella organization for five performing ensembles including the Kingston Symphony Orchestra, the Kingston Choral Society, the Kingston Youth Orchestra, the Kingston Youth Strings, and the Kingston Community Strings.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Exciting in its variety and depth, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre's permanent collection is one of the most notable in Canada. Built over the past half-century through purchase and donation, it currently numbers some 14,000 objects and is the broadest and most diverse among Canadian university art galleries.  Canadian historical and contemporary art (including new media) are particularly well represented. Of unique interest is the Bader Collection of 17th-century Dutch painting, a corpus of some 100 works exploring Rembrandt and his school that continues to grow through generous donations from Drs Alfred and Isabel Bader. Similarly, the Justin and Elisabeth Lang Collection of West African Art is among the most significant of its kind in Canada. Graphic holdings are also exceptional, with concentrations in Renaissance and Baroque drawings, and European prints from the 16th to the 20th centuries.



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