Culture days

By Staff

September 16th, 2022



Residents are invited to join local artists, cultural professionals and creative organizations to attend free, interactive in-person or online events and activities during the 13th annual Culture Days.
Culture Days will take place from Sept. 23 to Oct. 16, 2022. This year, it is extending beyond its traditional weekend format to a more inclusive and interactive three-week schedule of programs and events.

Canada is ready for a re-emergence of arts and culture and so is Culture Days. As the world navigates to past norms and designs new solutions for everyday life, arts, culture, and expression play a vital role in a healthy, thriving society. This year’s theme RE: emergence, explores new ideas and innovation in arts and culture while committing to building tangible change in the sector and society. As we learn to live with COVID-19, the Ontario Culture Days Festival will offer a hybrid of in-person events as well as digital and self-guided programming. Attendees are asked to make sure they are following any municipal, regional, provincial and public health guidelines in their area. Ontario Culture Days has created event pages for attendees and ways to discover arts and culture across Ontario.

Angela Paparizo, Manager, Arts and Culture said: ““This year, Burlington artists and cultural organizations’ are offering residents and visitors creative and innovative events and programs. I invite everyone to see what Burlington artists and cultural organizations are offering during the 13th annual Culture Days. This is a great opportunity to see our local talent perform and showcase their creativity.”

Some of the events:


BPAC opens it’s doors for free performances and demonstrations in our Family Lobby and Main Theatre! General Admission seating – no ticket required!

From 12–4pm: Visit local performing arts organizations in the BPAC Lobby, including:

  • Burlington Student Theatre
  • Burlington Symphony Orchestra
  • Burlington New Millennium Orchestra
  • The Burlington Footnotes Senior Performing Troupe, Inc.
  • Southern Ontario Lyric Opera

FREE Performances

Burlington Footnotes

Burlington Footnotes Dance Demonstration

1:30pm in the Lobby

The Burlington Footnotes will be doing a jazz dance called Some Silly 60’s Songs from their Gotta SING, Gotta DANCE! June show. They will also demonstrate a dance called Snap Clap and invite audience members to join them – it’s a lot of fun! Visit the Footnotes at their table for a chance to win a Footnotes bag filled with goodies.



Southern Ontario Lyric Opera Performance

2pm – 2:30pm in the Main Theatre

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO), is a young, vibrant and dynamic Opera company with a dual goal of preserving and cultivating the multi-faceted art of opera for the dedicated aficionado, while also acquainting and educating those who are new to this exquisite and refined art form, through community outreach.

Under the baton of Founder and Artistic Director, Sabatino Vacca, SOLO made its debut in September of 2015 with “A Grand Night for Opera”, a celebration of opera favourites, at Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Since then we have mounted productions of La Traviata, Tosca, Rigoletto, Don Giovanni, a special concert featuring Adrianne Pieczonka, and more.

SOLO’s Artistic Director delivers opera presentations at Burlington Central Library, seniors’ residences, and to other local groups. Popular topics are “Opera 101” and dialogues focused on specific operas in SOLO’s repertoire. These events usually feature an artist who performs excerpts from an upcoming opera which has proven very popular for those in attendance as it gives them an opportunity to interact and ask questions, and to learn more about opera singers and their craft.

Burlington Symphony Orchestra

Burlington Symphony Orchestra Performance

3pm – 3:30pm in the Main Theatre


The Burlington Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Denis Mastromonaco, is celebrating 50 years of making music. We are a full-size community orchestra serving Burlington, Hamilton and the surrounding area. The BSO is proud to fulfill an important cultural role within our city and add to the vitality of our growing community. As part of Culture Days, on September 24th the full BSO will perform several light favourites including the Main Theme from Star Wars and the Colonel Bogey March.


Student Theatre

Burlington Student Theatre Performance

4pm – 4:30pm in the Main Theatre

Learn, grow and belong to the Burlington Student Theatre, established in 1979. Children and youth ages 4–18 can participate in a range of performing Arts opportunities. We offer programs year-round with 4 performances annually at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre and have produced over 50 performances since the Centre opening in 2011. All tickets on sale beginning November for all Performances at Our team of passionate professionals will help build self-esteem, confidence, critical thinking and transferable skills. This afternoon, members of the Senior company age 14-17 will perform “Cell Block Tango” from their musical Chicago, performed right here in May, 2022. We are grateful for the support of the Burlington Community.


Dates & Times

Sat Sep 24, 2022 from 12-4:30pm


BPAC Family Lobby
Main Theatre

Ticket Prices

FREE! General Admission.


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