Ontario Culture Days is an annual three-day event (this year on September 29 to October 1), featuring engaging community arts activities.
Free and hands-on, Culture Days activities invite the public into the behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators, heritage workers, architects, curators and designers. Culture Days fosters engagement and support of a diverse arts and culture community that is lived, created, and expressed by all Ontarians regardless of age, ability, culture, discipline, ethnicity, language, or income.
Highlights of our member organizations’ activities (published on the Culture Days site as of press time):
- Burl-Oak Theatre Group (Oakville) – “Backstage with Burloak Theatre” features an hour behind the scenes before the curtain goes up on their performances of Calendar Girls. (Sep 29, 30)
- Carousel Players (St. Catharines) – “Making a Play” is a drop-in session for all ages (parents too!) in the theatre so you can take the stage for drama games. (Sep 30)
- Gravenhurst Opera House – “Behind the Scenes Tour” - A tour of this historic cultural centrepiece (Sep 29, 30)
- Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay) – “Behind the Scenes Tour” – an exclusive visit of the props and set design areas, sound and lighting booth, stage, auditorium, and more. (Sep 29)
- The Oakville Players (Oakville) – “Behind the Scenes” includes a talk with volunteers, to see what is involved with community theatre. (Sep 30, Oct 1)
- Shadowpath Theatre (York Region) – “Conversations with my Younger Self” features local youth collaborating with adults creating a multi-artistic ensemble. (Sep 30)
- Stratford Festival – “Warehouse Tour”: a guided tour of their vast selection of costumes and props. Bring your camera and capture an in-costume memory! (Sep 30)
- Theatre Ancaster (Hamilton) – “Magic of Theatre – Theatre Ancaster Celebrates 20 Years”: A display of costumes, programs and posters from previous performances. (Sep 29)
- Theatre Aurora – “Play Reading – Visiting Mr. Green”: a dramatic reading (Sep 30)