Culture Takes Centre Stage

The Great Waterway offers a thriving and vivid community that is rich in culture. With many theatres, productions, galleries and concert series’ in the area, arts and culture play a prominent role in the composition of the region. See a live theatre performance or enjoy Shakespeare on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Listen to powerful voices and musicians performing at local nightspots, concerts, and special events. Our many cultural opportunities will leave you wanting to return to the Great Waterway region again and again!

Theatre at its Best

Exploring Local Community Theatre
Exploring Local Community Theatre
Entertainment at Its Finest
Entertainment at Its Finest
Signature Cultural Experiences
Signature Cultural Experiences

To Be or Not to Be

The Great Waterway promotes excellence in the dramatic arts at community based theatres across the region. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of works including musicals, classical works, physical theatre puppetry, and interdisciplinary works performed by artists from all walks of life. Take the time to visit a local theatre and sit back and relax, enjoying local talent at its best!

  • Belleville Theatre Guild
  • Vagabond Theatre
  • The Regent Theatre – Picton
  • Tweed & Company Theatre
  • Domino Theatre – Kingston
  • Studio Theatre Perth
  • Old Canal Theatre
  • The Empire Theatre – Belleville
  • Theatre Kingston
  • Old Church Theatre
  • Stirling Festival Theatre – Stirling
  • Upper Canada Playhouse – Morrisburg
  • Thousand Islands Playhouse – Gananoque
  • Festival Players in Picton
  • Salon Theatre – Kingston



morrisburg-theatrebrockville-arts-centrePerforming Arts Opportunities

Leading Canadian artists and world renowned performers have been showcased throughout the Great Waterway region at concerts, special events and community presentations all year round. Enjoy first class entertainment at such large venues as:


kingston-fort-henryFor a memorable artistic experience to enlighten your visit to the Great Waterway region take the time to attend one of our signature performances including:

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival offers the only outdoor professional theatre in the Great Waterway region. It brings artistic life with high quality performances to a unique riverside setting in an amphitheatre located adjacent to the St. Lawrence River in Prescott.  Each summer two mainstage Shakespeare productions, a full Sunday series of events and an education program are offered. Working with the local community, the festival aims to provide diverse audiences with an inspirational and accessible theatre experience at the highest professional standard.

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. They are dedicated to the support, development and showcasing of Canadian artists and composers. The Kingston Symphony Association is the umbrella organization for six performing ensembles including the Kingston Symphony, the Kingston Choral Society, the Kingston Youth Orchestra, the Kingston Youth Strings, the Kingston A-Strings, and the Kingston Community Strings.

Fort Henry National Historic Site’s award-winning world famous Sunset Ceremonies that take place Wednesday evenings in July and August. It’s a newly designed performance incorporating 3D projection technology, with spectacular sound and lights offers you an explosive hour and a half performance by the Fort Henry Guard Drums, Drill Squad and Artillery Detachment creating a mock battle, East Battery cannon fire and heart-pounding military music.


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