Arts and culture


At the heart of our vibrant arts and culture scene are the artists, the cultural activators and digital-content creators, who nurture the soul of our community - and help fuel the economic engine of our city.

We take great pride in supporting our local arts community and creative clusters through our
Economic Development Strategy - an ongoing commitment that has helped make our city a preferred destination for artists - from visual to performing, authors, filmmakers, animators, digital-content creators - and the audiences who enjoy their work.

In Kitchener, you can:

  • Check out unique artwork and industrial artifacts in our public spaces,
  • Explore galleries
  • Enjoy theatre events, digital installations, photography exhibits and film festivals, and
  • Take in live music events, featuring local musicians to world-renowned bands - and everyone in between.

Sometimes, all in one day!

Your choices are endless - and they don't end at our boundaries. Arts and culture are celebrated every day - in every corner of our region. Check our schedule of upcoming arts and culture events - and mark your calendar, or explore
our vibrant scene.

You can also sign up to receive our Kitchener Arts newsletter and/or the Film, Media and Music Works newsletter, which includes the latest information on the exhibits we feature in our galleries at City Hall, artist receptions and calls for entry.

SpaceFinder Waterloo Region

Are you looking for creative space? Somewhere to make your next masterpiece? A place to rehearse?

SpaceFinder Waterloo Region can help. This free matchmaking tool is an online database for:

Artists, creative types and event planners looking for unique space to rent for rehearsals, performances, meetings, launches, special events and more; and

Property owners looking to promote their rental spaces and venues.

Features of the tool include:

For Venues

  • Detailed listings
  • Online calendar
  • Booking request forms
  • Online payment
  • Free help desk assistance

For Renters

  • Free to search
  • Free to book
  • Over 150 search criteria
  • List of local alternative spaces
  • Free help desk assistance

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