Ontario Art Galleries offer year-round programs which include contemporary local, regional, national and international exhibitions. Ontario studio tours offer self-guided tours which take you to the studios of some of Canada’s finest artists and craftspeople. Ontario Theatres offer a great variety of shows from romantic musical or comedy.
Nestled within Discovery Harbour on the shores of Georgian Bay in Penetanguishene, the King’s Wharf Theatre is flanked by majestic tall ships and the historic buildings of a 19th century British naval and military base. Only a 40-minute drive from Barrie and Orillia, the picturesque area offers myriad attractions to explore including such treasures as Sainte-Marie among the Hurons.
While in the area, explore the communities of Penetanguishene and Midland, which offer unique shops and dining establishments.
When visiting the King’s Wharf Theatre, skip the line at intermission and pre-order your refreshments upon arrival. They will be waiting for you at a pre-determined spot, ready for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to bring your toonie for our famous 50/50 draw!
2019 Season at King’s Wharf Theatre
Special Presentation: American Icons – April 10
Jack & the Beanstalk: The Panto June 5 – June 22
Glory June 26 to July 6
Beauty & The Beast July 11 to August 10
Shear Madness August 14 to August 31
Eastern Georgian Bay Studio Tour (“EGB Studio Tour”) includes visual artists in the surrounding townships along the northeast shore of Georgian Bay. This dynamic tour will represent Seguin Township, Parry Sound District and its surrounding townships… All the way up to Britt!
Come see the amazing works of our Visual Artists! We have a vibrant community of eclectic artists who are eager to show you their work in their own personal studios.
While you venture out to enjoy the fall colours over the Thanksgiving long weekend, they will be throwing open their doors to welcome you!
Studio Tour Dates:
August 4-5, 2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
October 6-7, 2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Huronia Museum is located in Midland, Ontario, Canada. It features a replica of a “pre-contact” Huron/Ouendat village, including a lookout tower, wigwam and a full-size longhouse.
The museum also features an exhibit gallery featuring tens of thousands of historic artifacts ranging from photographs, native archaeology and art by members of the Group of Seven, and others.
This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Over thirty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 19 different studios.
Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Simcoe County. You will meet painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, wood turners, jewellery and clothing makers – a wide selection with something for everyone. This self-guided Tour roams from Barrie through the scenic Horseshoe Valley and along the Lake Simcoe shores to Orillia. Come for the day, come for the weekend!
October 5-8, 2018
The MacLaren Art Centre is Simcoe County’s regional public art gallery.
The MacLaren Art Centre is the regional public art gallery serving the residents of Barrie, the County of Simcoe and the surrounding area. The Gallery has a permanent collection of 27,408 works of art and presents a year-round programme of contemporary art exhibitions, education activities and special events. Features like free self-guided activities for families, free exhibition tours, gallery guides for adults and children in French and English, and interactive iPads in the galleries that expand on the exhibitions are just a handful of reasons the MacLaren is an ideal tourist destination for all seasons. The MacLaren is housed in an award-winning building in downtown Barrie. This architectural landmark combines a renovated Carnegie library with a contemporary addition designed by Siamak Hariri of Hariri Pontarini Architects. The complex includes multiple galleries, an education centre, a sculpture courtyard, Gallery Café and Gallery Shop. The MacLaren is a visual arts centre that adds to the social, creative and economic fabric of this community; it is a central meeting place, a destination for visitors from across the province, and a catalyst for downtown revitalization, contributing to the success and vitality of Barrie.
The Midland Cultural Centre (MCC) is a self-sustaining, inspiring and exciting year-round facility for arts and culture in Huronia.
The MCC has an active calendar of programs and events for enthusiasts of art, culture, music and theatre. Drop in to see what’s going on or visit our website for the latest programs. Cafe Roxy is open for coffee and refreshments, light meals and snacks, wine and beer. The Atrium is available for small group meetings or a get together with family or friends.
Additionally, Rotary Hall, Cafe Roxy, the Atrium, Huronia Players Theatre and the Quest Art Galleries can provide the ideal location for your special event (wedding, celebration, conference, or business funcion). We have a state of the art sound system and an executive kitchen to suit all of your needs.
Please stop in and see us today!