Arts and cultural experiences

See what’s on exhibit, on stage or on screen this season in Ontario.

From full-scale orchestra symphonies, world-renowned galleries and international film festivals to a burgeoning theatre and arts scene with intimate shows and one-of-kind boutique studios, explore a wide spectrum of performing and visual arts.

Learn about Indigenous and Francophone culture and celebrate Ontario’s cultural diversity at a festival, museum or theatre. 

Quick guide to arts and cultural experiences in Ontario

Doors Open Ontario

Doors Open is an annual province-wide event hosted by the Ontario Heritage Trust between April and October that invites you to discover some of Ontario’s most fascinating heritage and cultural sites and buildings that are usually closed to the public.

Find out what’s on

There’s a lot to celebrate in Ontario. Use the handy Festivals and Events Ontario guide to find out what’s happening near you. The list of top 100 festivals and events each year showcases some of the most unique and exciting experiences from across the province. 

Get inspired

Find inspiration with stories about arts and cultural experiences in Ontario.

Arts and cultural highlights

Know before you go

Visiting Indigenous heritage sites

Numerous sacred Indigenous sites are located within Ontario. Appropriate respect and appreciation are essential as you visit spiritual and culturally significant places.

Travel tips and trip ideas

From suggested itineraries to health and safety and getting around in Ontario, here’s all the information you need to plan your next trip.

Last updated: March 21, 2024

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