The Living Arts Centre operates the premiere arts, culture, and entertainment facility in the heart of Mississauga. A dynamic and accessible gathering place for creativity, the LAC welcomes more than 400,000 discerning and culturally diverse visitors annually. The LAC is dedicated to being a place for global engagement in the arts, and holds three presentation-ready theatres, seven professional craft studios, and a beautiful in-house restaurant!
Get Together, Get Creative!
The LAC offers Winter, March Break, and Summer Camp programs for ages 5-14. Introduce your children to new art forms, or hone their creativity further! Visual and performing arts courses and workshops for ages 2.5 and up are also offered throughout the year, including courses and workshops for parents and children to enjoy together and bond! All camps, courses, and workshops are taught by practicing artist-educators in professional studios! Students are introduced to a wide variety of art techniques and materials, as well as performing art forms, such as painting, drawing, sculpting, collaging, drama, dance, music and more!
In addition to arts education, the LAC offers tons of entertainment for families! Check out the Wiggle Club series online, a selection of live performances that are perfect for parents and children to experience together! Music, dance, comedy, magic, and imagination await!
Make sure you head over to the LAC on Canada Day and Family Day – the Centre hosts FREE family programming all day! Enjoy musical and cultural performances, arts and crafts activities, games, art demonstrations, gallery exhibitions, film screenings, and plenty more!
ARTward Bound is the LAC’s community art initiative; throughout the summer (July-August), LAC’s outreach team brings FREE arts and crafts to every single ward in Mississauga.
Purchase unique, hand-made gifts at the LAC Gift Shop! All pieces are made by the LAC’s Resident Artists, and make for wonderful decorations and gifts.
Located in Mississauga’s City Centre, west of Square One and north of Mississauga City Hall.
Travel west on Burnhamthorpe Road, then north on Living Arts Drive.
Varies [see website]
Varies [see website]
Dependent on type of programming
LIVE Restaurant, Ground Floor of LAC
Lunch: Mon-Fri, 11:45am – 2pm
Pre-Theatre Dinners: prior to performances in RBC Theatre (dinner opens 5:00pm) and Hammerson Hall (dinner opens 5:30pm).
• Buggy friendly.
• Free parking after 6pm on weekdays, and all day on weekends.
• Child booster seats available for theatre performances.
• Morning/Evening extended care and Meal Plans available for Winter/March Break/Summer Camps.
Dinner-ware, glass-ware, paintings, accessories, jewellery, post cards, sculptures, notebooks, furniture.
The Living Arts Centre offers School Workshop programs in Visual and Performing Arts.
Gallery tours and backstage tours available.
Washrooms on all floors of LAC.
Disabled and Gender-Neutral washrooms available on all floors.
Baby changing tables available in washrooms on all floors.
All camp programs are a nut-free environment, but Meal Plans cannot accommodate special dietary requirements.
Vegetarian options are available in LIVE Restaurant for lunch and dinner.
We can accommodate special dietary requirements at Birthday Parties/Christenings/other client events.
Accessible seating in theatres are available (limited #)
In-accessible: Glass & Wood studios