Living Arts Centre

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Living Arts Centre
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General information
TypeArts complex
Architectural styleModern
LocationMississauga, Ontario, Canada
Address4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga, Ontario
Town or cityMississauga
CoordinatesCoordinates: 43°35′23″N 79°38′46″W / 43.589604°N 79.64617°W / 43.589604; -79.64617
OwnerCity of Mississauga
Design and construction
Architecture firmZeidler Partnership Architects, Toronto
Main contractorPCL Constructors Canada Incorporated, Toronto
Other information
Seating typeRBC Theatre
Hammerson Hall
Rogers Theatre
Seating capacity350
Official Site

The Living Arts Centre is a 225,000 square foot (21,000 m²) multi-use facility which opened in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in 1997.[1] The Centre is visited by over 300,000 visitors annually, who come to view performing and visual arts programs, attend corporate meetings/conventions, or participate in a variety of community events.[2] The Living Arts Centre houses performance theatres (Hammerson Hall, Rogers Theatre and The RBC Theatre), an exhibition gallery, seven professional art studios and corporate meeting facilities.[3] There is studio space for hot glass, flameworking, wood, photography, ceramics, painting & drawing, jewellery, and textile & fibre arts.[4]

There are three theatres the biggest a 1,350-seat concert theatre called Hammerson Hall; a 382-seat recital theatre called the RBC Theatre; and a small 110 seat space named the Rogers Theatre.[5][6]

The Living Arts Centre was designed by the Zeidler Partnership.[7] The same firm that designed the Eaton Centre, Queen's Quay Terminal, the National Trade Centre, and Toronto Centre for the Arts.[8]

The Living Arts Centre is a non-for-profit organization that is funded by the City of Mississauga and the Government of Canada.[9] Artist Stuart Reid designed a piece for the Centre titled "Dance of Venus."[10]


The Living Arts Centre serves as the performance outlet for dozens of arts organizations and community cultural groups, including the Mississauga Choral Society, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra and Mississauga International Children's Festival.[11] This includes local, national, and international entertainers.[12] Also, it serves as a home to business events, art exhibitions and community classes in a variety of crafts.[13] The two largest theatres, Hammerson Hall and The RBC Theatre, are used for a wide variety of arts, cultural, and entertainment events.[14] The arts and crafts studios feature many professional artists.[15] Additionally, Laidlaw Hall hosts constantly changing art exhibitions.[16]


  1. ^ "History and Mission". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  2. ^ "History and Mission". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  3. ^ "Theatre Rentals". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  4. ^ "Studio Profiles". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  5. ^ PCL Constructors Canada Inc. 9 March 2007 <>
  6. ^ Zeidler Partnership Architects 9 March 2007 <>
  7. ^ "The Living Arts Centre". Zeidler Partnership Architects. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  8. ^ "Cultural". Zeidler Partnership Architects. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  9. ^ "Home". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  10. ^ "dance of Venus". stuart reid. Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  11. ^ "History and Mission". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  12. ^ "Theatre Performances". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  13. ^ "History and Mission". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  14. ^ "History and Mission". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  15. ^ "History and Mission". Retrieved 2017-10-10.
  16. ^ "History and Mission". Retrieved 2017-10-10.

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