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Arts + Culture

Whether it’s the close connection to nature, the amazing restaurant scene, or the profound sense of community, Kingstonians are among the happiest people in the country.

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A WORLD OF CULTURE

 

Cultural attractions in Kingston come in many forms – from historic Fort Henry to the wonderfully unique Woodworking Museum and a fine art collection featuring works by Rembrandt, we have it all here!

Immerse yourself in our thriving performing arts scene – Kingston is home to many unique facilities and performing arts companies that ensure incredible concerts and events happen year-round.

Leon's Centre
  • At the meticulously restored Grand Theatre, you can catch incredible performances by local theatre groups, international musicians, or an evening of live storytelling.
The Grand Theatre
  • The new home for the creative arts at Queen’s University, the Isabel is a hub of vibrant artistic study, creation, and performance in our community.
The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts

  • Absolute Comedy

  • Blue Canoe Productions

  • Bottle Tree Productions

  • Domino Theatre

  • King's Town Players

  • Kingston Symphony Orchestra

  • Octave Theatre

  • Theatre Kingston

Kingston is Canada’s museum capital with something for everyone at over 26 museums and historic sites. From small, specialized museums to national historic treasures, you can experience Canada’s past through our many exhibits, guided tours, and special programs.

  • The interactive exhibits at the Museum of Health Care explore the extraordinary developments and advances made in health care over the centuries.
Museum of Health Care
Canada’s Penitentiary Museum
Pumphouse Steam Museum

  • Canadian Museum of Fraternal Lodges

  • Frontenac County Schools Museum

  • Kingston Scout Museum

  • MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

  • Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston

  • Military Communications and Electronics Museum

  • Miller Museum of Geology, Queen's University

  • Original Hockey Hall of Fame

  • Princess of Wales' Own Regiment Military Museum

Kingston has been inspiring artists for centuries. Explore our many boutique galleries to discover the next big thing or visit the old masters at the Agnes to get inspired.

The Union Gallery
  • This non-profit volunteer run community gallery is operated by the Kingston School of Art. It provides a bright space for local artists to display their work.
Window Art Gallery
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

  • Cornerstone Canadian Art & Craft

  • Gallery Raymond

  • Joanne Gervais Gallery & Studio

  • Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery

  • Martello Alley

  • Meraqi Art Annex

  • Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

  • Open Studios Kingston

  • ReMIXTA

  • Studio 22 Open Gallery

  • Sydenham Street Studios

  • The Tett Centre Gallery

Kingston is one of Canada’s oldest cities. Our historic treasures are numerous and include Canada’s newest UNESCO World Heritage Site - The Rideau Canal and the Kingston Fortifications.

Fort Henry National Historic Site
Kingston Penitentiary 
  • Built in 1846, Murney Tower is one of the finest Martello Towers in North America. A museum since 1925, it has an extensive collection of 19th-century military and domestic artefacts.
Murney Tower National Historic Site

  • Bellevue House

  • Cataraqui Cemetery National Historic Site of Canada

  • Kingston City Hall National Historic Site of Canada

  • Kingston Mill Lock Station

  • Lower Burial Ground