Orangeville's arts and culture scene is vibrant and growing. Visitors will find a bustling variety of sights and activities, full of creative flair. Studios and shops feature locally crafted treasures alongside the community's must-see collection of historic landmarks and public art. Exceptional theatrical and musical experiences await those looking for both contemporary and classic performances. If you are in search of an inspiring escape, Orangeville's cultural landscape is ready to impress.

On Broadway

In the heart of Orangeville lies Broadway, the Town's award-winning main street and cultural hub. With a distinct streetscape adorned with historic architecture, Broadway and its side streets showcase the Town's unique charm and character. It's the definitive starting point to exploring Orangeville.

Independent shops and studios invite you to search for your next great find. A visit to Dragonfly on Broadway reveals a collection of Canadian artwork along with the opportunity to interact with local artists as they work in their studios. Framed X Designs features a gallery and framing studio. Maggiolly Art is the region's source for art supplies and offers classes for artists of all abilities and interests. It's possible to spend all day following your creative instinct along delightful detours.

Art for everyone

An intensely creative community of artists calls Orangeville home, so it's only fitting that a growing public art collection is on display throughout town. Old trees are preserved as spirited sculptures depicting Orangeville's history, people and stories. Functional utility boxes are transformed into colourful works of local art. Murals and sculptures add to the ambience. Be sure to meet the Mantis Queen, a striking, large-scale sculpture created by award-winning artist Ron Baird. It stands proudly at the Visitor Information Centre. You can choose to be surprised by the locations of Orangeville's public art exhibit or follow a self-guided walking tour for a more direct path of discovery.

See it live

There is a certain energy and emotion that can only be experienced during a live performance and Theatre Orangeville offers just that. Staging its shows in the historic Opera House, the professional theatre company offers patrons the opportunity to experience diverse productions from September to May. Special presentations are often added throughout the year so be sure to visit the box office to see what's on during your visit.

Orangeville plays host to a number of events that will only add to the wonder of your visit. The Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival features more than 90 acts on four stages, guaranteeing you'll find your groove. Discover local talent during shows produced by Orangeville Music Theatre, Orangeville Community Band, and Orangeville Show Chorus.

Discover the past

Unlock the past and discover the roots of Orangeville's charmed heritage. Footsteps from our Past is a self-guided walking tour that describes our rich history and highlights significant buildings and structures that make up the foundation of the community that you see today. You can pick up a hard copy of Footsteps of Our Past at the Visitor Information Centre or use our online map to discover each route. For a more interactive experience, download the Driftscape app and let it guide lead you through Orangeville on a self-guided journey.

You can also explore Orangeville's history with a trip to the Museum of Dufferin (MoD). Just 20 minutes north of Orangeville and housed in a replica of an old bank barn, visitors are rewarded with an eclectic variety of exhibitions, events, and programs that connect the past, present and future.