About the Centre

A division of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, the head offices of the Arts and Culture Centres are located in the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre. Committed to excellence and presenting the best to patrons, the Arts and Culture Centres offer a wide variety of programming from the best that Newfoundland has to offer to diverse artists from across Canada and abroad.

The Joseph R Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre was opened in July 1971. The Centre houses a 400 seat proscenium theatre, a 25 metre swimming pool, and art exhibition area. The theatre opened in 1976. If you are looking for pool information please call 256-1062 or 256-1063.

Tour Gander


Gander & Area:

Town of Gander

The Entertainment Factory 

Gander & Area Chamber of Commerce 

Film Gander 

Barbour Living Heritage Village 

Norton's Cove Studio 

College of the North Atlantic, Gander 


Arts Organizations:

Kiwanis Club of Gander 

Newfoundland & Labrador Drama Society 

Garrick Theatre, Bonavista 

Clarenville Events Centre

Beaches Heritage Centre, Eastport 


Theatre Companies:

Avion Players 

Beyond The Overpass Theatre Festival 

New Curtain Theatre Company 

Off-Broadway Players