Arts & Culture Centres

St. John's, NL

Arts & Culture Centres

St. John's, NL

The Arts and Culture Centres are owned and operated by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The first Centre, in St. John’s had its first perfromance on May 22, 1967 – since then, five other Centres have been created, in Gander, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook, Stephenville and Labrador West.

Unique in Canada, this chain of theatres provides both rental facilities for local and national performances, and also presents a limited number of provincial tours, for both Newfoundland and Labrador artists, and from the rest of Canada.

The Arts and Culture Centres also exist as a resourse for a number of Community Presenters throughout the province, who present some of the attractions presented in the Centres, to communities not served by an Arts and Culture Centre.

Erin Barnhardt, Programming Manager
Aiden Flynn, Manager, Programming & Promotion
P.O. Box 1854 St. John's, NL A1C 5P9 Canada

CB Nuit

Corner Brook

CB Nuit

Corner Brook

CB Nuit is a multi-disciplinary, after dark arts festival that invites contemporary exploration and expression. CB Nuit aims to engage artists in the creation and installation of site specific and participatory contemporary works. By bringing art, from all mediums, to the streets, businesses, and vacant spaces, CB Nuit has the goal to invigorate, beautify, inspire and economically stimulate our community. The festival provides an opportunity for engagement between Corner Brook’s numerous creative individuals and groups, including Grenfell’s Fine Arts Department (professors, student body and alumni), and our visual arts, theatre, dance, digital arts, voice and music communities. This opportunity for creative expression is also extended to our community at large, inviting local groups, schools and individuals to collaborate in projects and even produce their own project. CB Nuit has the long-term goal to become an international destination for artists participating in the festival as well attracting an international audience.

Louise Gauthier, Creative Director
3 Humber Park, Corner Brook, NL A2H 2Z7

Clarenville Events Centre

Clarenville, NL

Clarenville Events Centre

Clarenville, NL

The Clarenville Event Centre is a multi-use building designed to meet the region’s requirements for sports and recreation, active living, community meetings, gatherings and events.

In addition to offering an ice surface for general skating, figure skating and hockey, the event centre includes an indoor walking track. The theatre will offer an appropriate setting for arts events, lectures or seminars. This multi-use facility will also enhance the region’s ability to host conferences and conventions.

The event centre is a positive investment in healthy living and regional growth and development, adding substantially to the sustainability of the region and enhancing the quality of life for people in the area.

Denise Ellis, Manager
15 Blackmore Avenue Clarenville, NL A5A 1B8 Canada

Corner Brook Arts & Culture

Corner Brook, NL

Corner Brook Arts & Culture

Corner Brook, NL
Krista Hansen-Robitshek, Manager
P.O. Box 100 University Drive Corner Brook, NL A2H 6C3 Canada

Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL

The Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance is a not for profit corporation with a volunteer board of directors who represent all facets of arts and culture in eastern Labrador. This umbrella organization works with a large community volunteer sector to foster the arts and cultural heritage, integrating schools and community groups.

The Eastern Labrador Arts Alliance aims to provide accessible, supportive, well resourced programs and venues for the performing arts, with a focus on the creation, development and advancement of art by local artists and youth in Labrador.

Amy Norman, Manager
15-21 Voisey Drive PO Box 2507 Station B Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0 Canada

Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society

Eastport, NL

Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society

Eastport, NL

The Eastport Peninsula Heritage Society Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and showcasing the culture and heritage of the Eastport Peninsula region through history, music, drama and visual arts. We are governed by a volunteer 15-person Board of Directors under a constitutional framework.

Glendyne Saunders, Manager
8-10 Church St. P.O. Box 136 Eastport, NL A0G 1Z0 Canada

First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity

St. John's, NL

First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity

St. John's, NL

The First Light Centre for Performance and Creativity is an Indigenous-led not-for-profit, professional arts centre, operating under the broader umbrella of First Light: St. John’s Friendship Centre. The centre provides a space for the development, exhibition and appreciation of traditional and contemporary art by providing facilities, professional expertise and a supportive atmosphere for arts creation, presentation, and dissemination. The Centre for Performance and Creativity supports all disciplines with a primary focus on music and performance. First Light believes that arts and a strong commitment to cultural preservation and revitalization, as a means of reconciliation, are integral to stronger communities. The centre aims to advance all arts, with a focus on Indigenous-led arts.

Heidi Dixon, Business Development Coordinator
42 Bannerman Street St. John's, NL A1C3M6 Canada

Gander Arts & Culture Centre

Gander, NL

Gander Arts & Culture Centre

Gander, NL
Brian Dove
155 Airport Boulevard Gander, NL A1V 1K6 Canada

Garrick Theatre

Bonavista, NL

Garrick Theatre

Bonavista, NL

The Garrick Theatre in Bonavista opened to the public on Christmas Day, 1945. Built by 21 year-old John Bradley with the assistance of his father, F. Gordon Bradley, the Garrick has been a popular entertainment venue and social centre for generations of area residents.

Melissa Boyce, General Manager
Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation P.O. Box 10 Bonavista, NL A0C 1B0 Canada

Gorden Pinsent Centre for the Arts

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL

Gorden Pinsent Centre for the Arts

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Sean Cooper
c o Provincial Building Grand Falls-Windsor, NL A2A 1W9 Canada

Gros Morne Summer Music

Corner Brook, NL

Gros Morne Summer Music

Corner Brook, NL

Gros Morne Summer Music (GMSM) is a year-round interarts organization now operating under a shared leadership model of Artistic Director David Maggs and Executive Associate Mhiran Faraday, both enjoying national and international experience with complex, innovative ventures. In 2018, the organization restructured, focusing an operating model on areas of training, presentation, and creation, and developing a national strategy to advance the organization’s role in arts policy, research, and innovation. GMSM owns two arts facilities (in Corner Brook and Woody Point, Newfoundland) with capacity for fully-equipped artist residencies, practice and performance spaces, recording facilities, and a digital laboratory. Mission: Rooted in Western Newfoundland, our work aims to deepen the social agency of art with a commitment to the integrity of artistic practice. We use the interconnected platforms of training, creative development, and presentation to integrate the transformative capacity of art into daily life. Vision: is to aspire to bring complex social themes into compelling aesthetic encounters working across and beyond arts practices as a global collaborator.

David Maggs, Artistic Director
110 Humber Road, Corner Brook, NL A2H 2E8

Jack Byrne Regional Sport & Entertainment Centre

Torbay, NL

Jack Byrne Regional Sport & Entertainment Centre

Torbay, NL

Tasked with providing sport and entertainment activity for the Northeast Avalon region of Newfoundland.

Lorne Tucker, Manager
Cathy Green
7 Kennedys Brook Drive P.O. Box 1040 Torbay, NL A1K 1K8 Canada

Kittiwake Dance Theatre

St. John's, NL

Kittiwake Dance Theatre

St. John's, NL

Kittiwake Dance Theatre, Newfoundland’s oldest non – profit dance company, founded in 1987, makes its home in St. John’s, one of North America’s oldest cities. It has a company repertoire of over fifty works incorporating a variety of styles and subjects from the dramatic to the humorous and the traditional to the contemporary, with numerous works reflecting Newfoundland’s rich history and cultural heritage. In addition to providing the public with quality performances reflecting the width and breath of the world of dance, Kittiwake’s mandate includes an obligation to nurture the art of dance by providing local students with workshops and residency projects, with not only Kittiwake’s artistic staff, but with touring companies as well. In past years, Kittiwake has joined forces with the Arts and Culture Centre in securing residency projects with dance companies such as Motus O Dance Theatre, the Danny Grossman Dance Company and Toronto Dance Theatre, to name just a few. These events are open to all local dancers and students with the appropriate level of technical training.

Richard Stoker
PO Box 7414 St. John's, NL A1E 3Y5 Canada

Labrador West Arts & Culture Centre

Labrador City, NL

Labrador West Arts & Culture Centre

Labrador City, NL
Chris Ball, Manager
P.O. Box 69 Hudson Drive Labrador City, NL A2V 2K3 Canada

Neighbourhood Dance Works

St. John's, NL

Neighbourhood Dance Works

St. John's, NL

Neighbourhood Dance Works (NDW) assumes an essential leadership role in the advancement of the professional milieu in our country’s most easterly province. We are the front-runner for board-based artistic programming in dance in this province, which informs our connections to artistic allies within Atlantic Canada and peers across the country. We represent the professional sector, alongside the dance service organization (DanceNL), by liaising with regional and national artists, stakeholders and presenters who contribute to NDW’s growth and resilience.

Co-Founded in 1981 by Cathy Ferri and Agnes Walsh as a performance collective, Neighbourhood Dance Works began by creating innovative dance works for stage. It later shifted its focus to presentation, introducing the first Festival of New Dance in 1990, curated by Ann Anderson. Under her direction, and subsequently that of Lois Brown, Anne Troake, Sarah Joy Stoker and now a community-based committee, the festival continues to grow each year.

Neighbourhood Dance Works’ ongoing support and development of Newfoundland choreographers and dancers has advanced the careers of many Newfoundland dance artists and has made the Festival of New Dance a major cultural highlight of the St. John’s performance season.

For more information, about NDW programs please visit: www.neighbourhooddanceworks.com

Photo Credit (Louise Moyes)

Calla Lachance, Artistic Director
PO Box 815 Stn. C St. John's, NL A1C 5L7 Canada

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival

St. John's, NL

Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival

St. John's, NL

The Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Arts Society (NLFAS) is a charitable organization located in St. John’s, NL whose mandate is the promotion and preservation of the traditional folk arts of the province. Active since 1966, the organization presents educational and cultural events that provide artists with the opportunity to showcase their work and that engage our youth and the general public in the transmission of our intangible cultural heritage.

Our two longest running events, Folk Night at the Ship Pub and the Annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival are rites of passage for up and coming folk and traditional musicians, and beloved by seasoned performers. Our support for young artists is amplified at our annual Young Folk at the Hall concert, and on the Neil Murray stage for young performers at the Festival. Our events give audiences the opportunity to engage in celebration of our traditional folk arts. Our annual Holiday Wassail is a gathering where families can sing their favourite Christmas Carols along with some of our best musicians in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Our Folk Festival not only showcases great performers, but gives our audiences a chance to take part by playing along in open jam sessions, learn traditional dances, arts and crafts.

John Clarke, Events Coordinator
223 Duckworth St. Suite 206 St. John's, NL A1C 6N1 Canada

Resource Centre for the Arts

St. John's, NL

Resource Centre for the Arts

St. John's, NL

Resource Centre for the Arts is a thirty year old artist-run organization dedicated to the development, promotion and presentation of indigenous Newfoundland art and artists. It makes its home in the historic L.S.P.U. (Longshoremen’s Protective Union) Hall in the heart of the province’s capital city, St. John’s.

Suzanne Mullett, General Manager
Amy House, Artistic Animateur
3 Victoria St. St. John's, NL A1C 3V2 Canada

Rotary Arts Centre

Corner Brook, NL

Rotary Arts Centre

Corner Brook, NL

The Rotary Arts Centre Committee’s mission is to see a community Arts Centre for the city that will serve our arts and cultural producers and the public (our local community and tourists alike). Our planning envisions this facility taking the form of a centre that will house space for artists’ studios, public exhibitions, workshops, small theatre performance and rehearsal space to serve visual artists and craft persons, musicians, actors and dancers — all sectors of arts and culture that can avail of the centre — and serve the public who seeks to enjoy all of the above.

David Smallwood
5 Park Street Corner Brook, NL A2H6E1 Canada

Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre

Stephenville, NL

Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre

Stephenville, NL

Stephenville Arts & Culture Centre houses a main theatre which seats 435 and a black box theatre which seats 150. We also have an Art Gallery and other rooms which work great for conferences.

Wanda Cook, Regional Manager
380 Massachusetts Drive Stephenville, NL A2N 3A5 Canada

Stephenville Theatre Festival

Stephenville, NL

Stephenville Theatre Festival

Stephenville, NL

The Stephenville Theatre Festival has become a cornerstone among professional theatre companies in Newfoundland and Labrador providing employment for artists, technicians, designers, along with training and hands-on experience for numerous individuals, many of whom are now counted among Canada’s top professional artists. Stephenville Theatre Festival has enriched the economic and cultural fabric of the Town of Stephenville and has become a major draw for tourism.

Lois Brown, Artistic Director
Gail Hickey, Office Manager
129 Montana Drive Stephenville, NL A2N 2T4 Canada

The Tuckamore Festival

St. John's, NL

The Tuckamore Festival

St. John's, NL
Krista Vincent, General Manager
P.O. Box 23203 Churchill Square St. John's, NL A1B 4J9 Canada

Writers at Woody Point

Norris Point, NL

Writers at Woody Point

Norris Point, NL

Writers at Woody Point literary festival in Woody Point, Bonne Bay, Newfoundland had its inaugural season in 2004. The festival is organized and presented by Friends of Writers at Woody Point and, each year, has played to sold-out audiences. This August, as in the past, the event will be hosted by CBC Radio’s Shelagh Rogers, host of “The Next Chapter” a show about Canadian writing and writers.

The lovely and historic western Newfoundland village of Woody Point, on the south shore of Bonne Bay, is surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of Gros Morne National Park. Writers, artists and scientists are drawn here from around the world. Home-grown talent runs deep, too – in art, craft, music and award-winning architectural restoration. In the heart of the community stands the Woody Point Heritage Theatre, built in 1908. Owners Charlie and Joan Payne have carefully restored and renewed this cherished village feature, which has been the lively home of community dances, suppers, meetings, plays and concerts over the years.

Now this unique part of the cultural heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador also provides the stage and setting for the annual Writers at Woody Point events. Firmly rooted in Newfoundland literature, which is itself wildly acclaimed across Canada and internationally, the festival attracts both writers from abroad and those nurtured here at home. They come to Woody Point to read their work to hospitable audiences of villagers and visitors – sell-out crowds, in fact. Here the authors can also connect with other writers over dinner and drinks or on a hike into the pristine hills. And they can soak up the area’s own creative talent at exhibits of art and crafts, musical performances and impromptu after-hours celebrations that combine jam sessions, dancing and lots of laughter.

Diana Chisholm, Executive Director
P.O. Box 290 Norris Point, NL A0K 3V0 Canada