Arts & Culture


Night of Art 2015 showing the back of the Niagara Falls History Museum, artists in the Bike Parade and other activities taking place

Museums

The City of Niagara Falls is home to multiple museums.  Visit the Niagara Falls History Museum to get information about them and their locations and operating hours.

Arts, Culture & Museum Committee

The Arts, Culture & Museum Committee endeavours to promote an awareness of and appreciation for arts, cultural, and heritage activities within our community. The committee looks forward to connecting you with many talented organizations and persons in our city. They host art shows, awards ceremonies, provide funding, hold capacity workshops and have links with various Community Groups.  Check out the Arts, Culture & Museum Committee page for details.

City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan

In 2015, City Council for Niagara Falls approved a Culture Plan to identify, leverage and strengthen the community’s cultural resources. It will result in a better awareness of the City’s cultural resources, an improved quality of life for residents, opportunities to recognize and develop the cultural sector as both a cultural asset and an economic engine, as well as create improved opportunities for artists and cultural organizations to network, and to showcase or exhibit their artistic talent.  We are in the process of getting the Culture Plan AODA compliant.  If you require such a copy please contact the city staff listed on this website. You can download a copy of the Plan here.

Culture Forum

In November of 2015, the first Cultural Summit was held at the MacBain Community Centre. The public, artists and cultural organizations were invited to participate in dialogue about the next steps in the City of Niagara Falls Culture Plan.  The results of those meetings will assist in the development of the short term goals for the Culture Plan. Thanks to the Niagara Community Foundation for their support of this summit.  The 2016 Forum will be held on October 13th at 7 p.m. at the MacBain Community Centre.  
Check out the notes from the 2016 meeting.

Arts & Culture - Wall of Fame

The Arts & Culture Committee's Purpose is to foster, develop and unite artistic and cultural activities in the community. Through an Arts & Culture Wall of Fame initiative the community will have the opportunity to celebrate the many outstanding accomplishments of its past and present citizens, as well as the works of art that reflect the best of Niagara Falls. View the inductees to the Wall of Fame.

Stamford Collegiate Alumni Association Award In Memory of Barbara Frum

First awarded in 1992, the Barbara Frum Award is presented to an individual or an organization who has enhanced the quality of our lives by virtue of their "outstanding contribution to fostering and developing arts and culture opportunities in Niagara Falls.

The Barbara Frum Nomination Form is available in online.

Past Winners of the Barbara Frum Award

  • Micheal Madden (2016)
  • Philomena McCracken (2015)
  • Dr. John (Jock) Ainslie (2014)
  • Rick Rose (2013)
  • Derek Tidd (2012)
  • Stamford Centre Volunteer Firemen's Association (2011)
  • John Anstruther (2009)
  • Elizabeth Detlor (2008)
  • Anthony J. Smith (2007)
  • Nancy Zimmerman (2005)
  • Niagara Concerts (2004)
  • Carmen Dix (2003)
  • Frances Corfield (2002)
  • Marjorie Slinn (2001)
  • Hilda Corkum (2000)
  • Sherman Zavitz (1999)
  • Egidio (Ed) Fantinel (1998)
  • Pamela Robb (1997)
  • Ruth Redmond (1996)
  • Adam Daniel White (1995)
  • Norma Potter (1994)
  • George and Olive Seibel (1994)
  • William S. Smeaton (1993)

Events Calendar

The City offers a Public Events Calendar for events happening in Niagara Falls.  View the events happening or submit your own community event to our calendar, free of charge. You can also visit CNiagara for a listing of culture events in the region.

Arts and Culture Events

SKYLON TOWER GLOWS GOLD FOR THANKSGIVING

Monday, October 8, 2018
Skylon Tower 5200 Robinson Street Niagara Falls Ontario Canada L2G 2A3

The Skylon Tower turns gold while we celebrate Thanksgiving in Niagara Falls with family and friends.

SKYLON TOWER GLOWS GOLD FOR THANKSGIVING website link

Tribute to Billy Joel: Piano Man

Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Greg Frewin Theatre

Tribute to Billy Joel Piano Man, the Greg Frewin Theatre proudly presents a special gala for this memorial tribute.

Tribute to Billy Joel: Piano Man website link

Peter Pan

Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Heartland Forest Centre, 8215 Heartland Forest Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 0L5, Canada

The classic story, reimagined for kids and kids-at-heart!A contemporary musical reimagining of the classic Peter Pan story. With live acoustic music, and minimal scenery, this playful adaptation encourages us to dream, to imagine possibilities, and to remember the power of make-believe.Suitable for ages 3 to forever!Tickets - $10 child, $15 adult. Available online, by phone, and at the door.

Peter Pan website link

Tribute to Night Fever: Abba & Bee Gees Tribute Band

Thursday, November 22, 2018 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Greg Frewin Theatre

Tribute to Night Fever: Abba & Bee Gees Tribute BandTribute to Night Fever: Abba & Bee Gees Tribute Band, the Greg Frewin Theatre proudly presents a special gala for this memorial tribute.

Tribute to Night Fever: Abba & Bee Gees Tribute Band website link

Elvis Loves Patsy

Monday, December 3, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Greg Frewin Theatre

Elvis Loves Patsy is a magical musical fantasy jam packed with knee-slapping laughter, quiet charm, and genuine insights, the Greg Frewin Theatre proudly presents a special gala for this memorial tribute.

Elvis Loves Patsy website link

Elvis Loves Patsy

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Greg Frewin Theatre

Elvis Loves Patsy is a magical musical fantasy jam packed with knee-slapping laughter, quiet charm, and genuine insights, the Greg Frewin Theatre proudly presents a special gala for this memorial tribute.

Elvis Loves Patsy website link