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Aurora Cultural Centre

Hours Open:
Galleries closed
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 8 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
10 am - 4 pm
Galleries closed
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why the arts matter

At the Aurora Cultural Centre, we believe that arts, culture, and heritage play a role in changing our world and our community. This is the fabric that deepens our understanding of our shared experience, and creates a more compassionate society.

art in a restored 1886 victorian-era schoolhouse

While we are located in a beautifully-restored 1886 schoolhouse, our offerings reflect a contemporary approach to the arts in the community. We proudly program four vibrant gallery exhibition spaces, a range of instructional classes for children, teens and adults, an eclectic live music series, special family events, summer arts camps, and offer stunning rental spaces for a unique experience. Partnerships – with our community, businesses, schools and more – are at the heart of our operations, and vital to our success.

welcoming galleries

Most noteworthy, four galleries throughout the building feature a vibrant and revolving slate of exhibitions, spanning professional solo, group and community showcases. Current gallery exhibition information can be found here.

Gallery admission is at no charge; donations are gratefully appreciated.

In addition, the Centre is a registered Canadian charity, generously funded in part by the Town of Aurora. We are proud to have earned the Imagine Canada Trustmark, demonstrating excellence in non-profit operations. Our professional staff is supported by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors and enthusiastic team of volunteers.

aurora – located in the heart of york region

While you are in the area, be sure to visit all there is on offer in this short trip north of Toronto. For current arts information in the area, visit For comprehensive information on the Town of Aurora, visit

Wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned, and with parking surrounding the building, we look forward to welcoming you through our doors.

We invite to you #BeEngaged, #BeInspired.