Arts & Entertainment in Kingston

Experience pleasures to suit any taste


GrandTheatreKingstonOLG Thousand Islands Casino The area’s only casino is replete with live entertainment, excellent food & drink, and a full selection of games of chance including Blackjack, Texas Hold’em Poker, Roulette, and even sports betting. The excitement always rides high when you are on a hot streak and your friends are cheering you on, and daily courtesy shuttles and free on-site parking make the short trip conveniently worthwhile. Come to the Thousand Islands for a taste of the big city in a small town.

Grand Theatre The newly-renovated Grand Theatre truly lives up to its title. Attracting world-class acts including Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb and The Nutcracker the Grand Theatre offers everything from professional theatre and music to poetry readings and stand-up comedy. See what makes Kingston the region’s leader for thriving arts and entertainment culture with a visit to the Grand Theatre.RMCband

Thousand Islands Playhouse Located in scenic Ganonoque just 30 minutes drive from downtown Kingston, the Thousand Islands Playhouse is one of the regions premier destinations for live local theatre. Experience a locally-produced show or watch a well-loved classic in this stunning waterfront venue. Choose a cruise and theatre package and get two exquisite experiences for one low price.

Limestone City Blues Festival

Each year the city booms with excitement as smooth blues sounds echo throughout the limestone streets. For four days the historic market square is converted into a concert venue where local talent and blues legends meet on stage to deliver world-class entertainment and an unforgettable experience. Get your all-inclusive bracelet pass for only 10$ at any of the 700 participating local businesses.

About4K-Rock Centre With an events calendar as exciting as K-Rock’s, it’s no surprise that the venue was named the highest grossing Canadian venue of its size by Venues Today magazine. Catch a Kingston Frontenacs hockey game, a Cirque du Soleil performance, a rock show, and much more at the definitive place for large-scale, live entertainment in Kingston.  Join us in 2015 for the Canadian figure skating championships.

Kingston Buskers Festival
The annual buskers festival has been a staple of the vibrant downtown scene in Kingston for over 25 years. Streets are closed to vehicle traffic to make room for the jaw-dropping acrobatics, feats, and magic tricks performed by a variety of buskers and street performers for a full weekend each year. Vote online for your favourite performers after seeing what brings the crowds to downtown Kingston.

figureskatingKingston WritersFest

Kingston’s is so well known for its rich history and beautiful architecture that many visitors never get a chance to experience the thriving local literary scene. WritersFest gives you a chance to meet local stars of the arts as well as internationally renowned authors visiting to lecture, sign books, or do a public reading. You may even run into one staying at one of our Inns.

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The Screening Room The Screening Room gives you a reason to actually go out on the town to see a movie instead of watching from home. With three screens bringing local and international independent films as well as cult classic and Hollywood blockbusters to Kingston, this locally owned and operated movie theatre has something to offer viewers of all tastes. So grab a bag of popcorn as warm as the usher’s smile or take in a mug of tea for a fun night out at the cinema.