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Featuring: Emanda Richards, Pianst & Ken Roche, Motivational Speaker, Comedian
  • Wine & Cheese
  • Art Sale & Silent Auction
  • Beer Tasting from Newmarket’s Arch Brewing Co.

Tickets: $40  |  Doors Open at 6:30pm

info & ticket sales:

Angie Wickham 416  846 6684   or   Karen Strype 905  887 4277   karenstrype@hotmail.com


Our success depends upon you! Please consider taking 5 minutes to answer our 11-question Customer Survey, where you can share your opinions and insights about the Aurora Cultural Centre. Your feedback is vital as we continue to grow and serve our community.

Here’s the survey link.

Please note this survey closes on Wednesday, April 25 at 9:45 am.

All fully completed surveys will be entered to win An Evening for Two to the sold out concert John Sheard Presents The British Invasion on June 8. This prize includes 2 tickets and 2 refreshments tickets, with a total value of $80. Prize will be drawn Wednesday, April 25 at 10 am, and is awarded as described. We’d love to have you in the audience!

Thank you in advance for your feedback. We are grateful for your insights.



The works selected for this exhibition will have great range and scope, illustrating the diversity and inherent potential in this most beautiful and flexible medium. Meet participating artists from across Canada and the United States at the opening reception that includes an awards presentation and silent auction on Saturday May 26 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The juror will be in attendance to give out the awards and there will be a great silent auction of pastel supplies. Learn more about the Pastel Artists of Canada here.

Free Admission. All welcome.

Exhibition Dates: Thursday May 10 to Sat Aug 4th, 2018

Join us for a number of events planned during the exhibition:

Artist Reception- Awards Presentation & Silent Auction: Sat May 26: 1 – 4

Paint around Event: Tues May 29: 1 – 2 pm

Ways of Seeing Art Talk: The Pastel Story: Pigment & Art talk with Suzanne Godbout: Wed May 30: 6 – 7:30 pm

Guided art tours with Master Pastel Artists Ruth Rodgers, Kathy Hildebrandt and Robin Nyikos:

Mon May 28:  12 – 12:30 pm

Fri June 1st: 11:30am – 12 pm

Wed June 20: 1 – 3 pm

Pastel Artist Docent in the Gallery – Jennifer Assinck

May 16, 1-3 pm, & June 13:  6 – 7:30 pm

An annual favourite on our calendar!

Join the Aurora Seniors Keep Singing Group as we lift our voice in song with old favourites from decades past. Song sheets provided, along with piano accompaniment and an MC.

Complimentary cake and coffee reception following the sing-along event. All welcome; event offered at no charge!

*Assisted Care Homes are extended a particularly warm welcome to this event. The Centre is accessible, and we offer elevator and seating assistance. For any further information, please reach out to us at info@auroraculturalcentre.ca



Our galleries are open on Family Day, Feb. 19 from 1 – 4 pm to enjoy the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts exhibitions.

Enjoy the fun at the Town of Aurora’s Arctic Adventure in Town Park, then head over to take in some awesome art!

Gallery Admission is at no charge.

Tickets: $35 Advance | $40 Day of Concert, HST included

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Cash bar | CD’s available for purchase

To purchase tickets, call 905 713-1818, or visit the Centre at 22 Church Street, Aurora.

Ken Whiteley is a Canadian roots music legend, with 7 Juno nominations, 16 Maples Blues Awards and a Canadian Folk Music Award in his toolkit. His musical journey has taken him from jug band, folk and swing to blues and gospel. Bringing along an 8-piece band tonight, the sounds will include the glorious harmonies courtesy of the Fabulous Levy Sisters, keys/organ, bass, drumkit – and a 3-piece horn section.

Ken’s live performances showcase his outstanding musicianship on guitars and mandolin, award winning original songs and his powerful vocals, called “…a cross between Pete Seeger and Tony Bennett on 11!” 

In Freedom Blues Canadian roots music icon Ken Whiteley has crafted a timely set of songs that address both contemporary and historical struggles for the freedom endemic to a healthy, progressive society. Deftly drawing on a wide range of musical sources including blues, gospel and, for lack of a better word, folk, Freedom Blues is a landmark album in Whiteley’s career and Canadian roots music in general.”  ~ Grammy Award winning music professor, Rob Bowman

March Break = Arts Break at the Aurora Cultural Centre!

Bring the kids this afternoon for a free, family-friendly “crafter-noon”. Projects for kids big and small, offered at no charge.

Event time: 1 – 4 pm

This is a drop-in activity afternoon; parents and guardians, please stay and create with your children.
No registration required.
The Centre cannot provide children supervision or individual instruction support.

This event is now sold out – thank you!

“Jillian, Jillian, Jillian Jiggs. Your room looks like it was lived in by pigs!”

Tickets: $12 each, or $45 Family 4-pack (HST included). Includes a bonus art workshop after the show!

Tickets are required for children ages 12 months and up.

To purchase, call the Box Office at 905 713-1818, or visit 22 Church Street, Aurora.

All ticket sales are non-refundable.

To some, Miss Jiggs might come across as a young lady who doesn’t want to clean her room. In fact that is not the case at all. She really, really does wants to clean her room, and has every intention of doing so. That was until something caught her eye. A broom, a scrap piece of paper, buttons, rubber gloves, card board boxes, duvets. All of these things may seem like just household objects to some, but not to Jillian. No, these are wigs worn by famous people, or sails on a pirate ship, noses on pigs, chickens on the loose or robots just waiting to come alive.

After the show, join the cast in the Great Hall for “Making Pigs with Jillian Jiggs,” an art activity workshop for the whole family. This event is included in the ticket price, and provides a great reminder of the day!

Combining some of Phoebe Gilman’s most famous stories: Jillian Jiggs, Jillian Jiggs & the Great Big Snow, Jillian Jiggs to the Rescue & The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs, this play is an energetic & imaginative adventure through her imagination. Join us on a journey through her many adventures and help Jillian and her friends find their way home again. Through the combination of live music, dancing, comedy, audience interaction and surprises around every corner we’ve got an action packed show for all ages!

‘Jillian Jiggs’ book by Phoebe Gilman, adaptation by Alexandra Lent. Performance by To Be Determined Theatre Co.

Appropriate for all ages.

Join us for an evening of celebrating the artists of the Newmarket Rug Hooking Guild and painter Julia Hacker and their new exhibitions of traditional artistry of rug hooking and large canvases; Hooked on Tradition and Botanica respectively.  This free evening will have a cash bar and light refreshments available as you explore the sophisticated patterns and materials of the rugs or the large abstracted botanical life invigorated through Ms. Hacker’s paintings. Many of the artists of the Guild and Ms. Hacker will be in attendance – a great opportunity to hear directly from the artists about the inspirations and methods behind the canvases or rugs.

Due to events beyond our control, the Bhangra Dancing event planned for Family Day is unfortunately been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding.

The Galleries are open today, and we welcome you to drop by for a visit! Enjoy our current exhibition, the Mayor’s Celebration of Youth Arts, featuring visual art from Aurora graduating high school students. Bring the family and find incredible inspiration from this stunning collection.

The Galleries are open from 1 – 4 pm; all welcome. Gallery admission is at no charge.