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Arts and Culture

The City of Greater Sudbury has dynamic arts and culture offerings for all audiences. Our galleries, stages and annual festivals provide a showcase for some of the finest musicians, artists and artisans from around the world and from right here at home.

Art Gallery of Sudbury

Housed in the historical Bell Mansion, the Art Gallery of Sudbury presents ongoing exhibitions, from paintings to sculpture, that are sure to challenge and enlighten you. In the summer months, the grounds boast beautiful blossoming gardens and a spectacular view of Ramsey Lake.


Sudbury Theatre Centre

This not-for-profit arts organization has been a part of the Sudbury community since 1982 and offers a rich blend of classical, modern, dramatic, comedic and musical plays every season. Set aside a night for magic with live professional theatre at the Sudbury Theatre Centre.


Sudbury Symphony Orchestra

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is a community group that performs a six-concert series annually. With the tremendous dedication and talent of its many volunteer musicians, the orchestra is truly a delight for classical music lovers.


Grace Hartman Amphitheatre

The renewed amphitheatre features fixed seating for 561 people and grass seating for an additional 1,400. Other features include a new sound and lighting system, larger covered stage and new change rooms and washrooms.


La Nuit sur l'étang

Usually taking place in March, Ontario's best French musical artists stake the stage annually for an evening of music. Passe la nuit avec nous!


Artists on Elgin

Artists on Elgin is a project of its parent organization, The Northern Artist Gallery, wherein artists exhibit, promote and sell their work in an attractive and professional gallery space. Artists on Elgin is an outlet wherein the artwork of Northern artists can be easily obtained by the public. We have a gift for every occasion.


Centre franco-ontarien de folklore

The three exhibit rooms house the world's largest collection of works on franco-ontarien heritage and folklore, including monographs and histories of French Ontario parishes.



Sudbury's international film festival is Canada's fourth largest and Northern Ontario's most anticipated cultural event. Each September, nearly 30,000 cinephiles attend more than 100 of the industry's top Canadian and international films.

For a more complete listing of festivals, events, and cultural activities within the City of Greater Sudbury, please visit


Northern Lights Festival Boréal

Canada's longest continuously running music festival continues to reinvent itself as a celebration of music and the arts. The eclectic event is known as a destination for musical discovery. Past performers include Bruce Cockburn, Broken Social Scene and an always vibrant roster of emerging acts.