Portage & District Arts Centre

11-2nd Street NE  Portage la Prairie  MB  R1N 1R8  Tuesday to Saturday  11:00am to 5:00pm

tel (204) 239 6029   fax (204) 239 1472   email pdac@mts.net


PDAC Gift Shop and Gallery Hours


The Portage & District Arts Centre Gallery and Gift Shop is open to the public Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11:00am to 5:00pm (closed on the Saturdays of long weekends).

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PDAC Closed For the Holiday Season

The Portage & District Arts Centre will be closed December 24, 2014 to January 3, 2015 for the Holiday Season.  Open again Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Current Exhibition


Mixed media by artist Linus Woods.

Exhibition Dates: November 12 - December 20, 2014

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, November 20 at 7:00pm

Boardroom Gallery


A compilation of art by the Portage & District Arts Centre Staff.

Exhibition Dates: November 20 - December 20, 2014

For more information visit Gallery Exhibits

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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2014 - 2015 Dance Program

Registration for the 2014 - 2015 Dance Program is READY!  This fantastic program offers dance classes in Jazz, Contemporary, Ukrainian, Hop n’ Bop, Hip Hop, Creative Movement, Intro to Dance, Cheer, Ballet & Pre-Pointe Intro, for ages 3 to adult.  All dance classes start in September and end with a Dance Recital in April.  Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop to Register today!

For more information visit Dance Program


There are no scheduled Dance Classes Dec 22 to Jan 1 (Christmas Break).

MONDAYS - Last day of classes is Dec 8 (resumes Jan 5)

TUESDAYS - Last day of classes is Dec 16 (resumes Jan 13)

WEDNESDAYS - Last day of classes is Dec 10 (resumes Jan 7)

THURSDAYS - Last day of classes is Dec 18 (resumes Jan 8)

PDAC Reel Event 2014 / 2015

THIRD SCREENING: January 21, 2015


Director: Felix Herngren

Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Bianca Cruzeiro, David Wiberg, Iwar Wiklander, Jens Hultén, Mia Skäringer

Synopsis: Based on the international best-selling novel by Jonas Jonasson, and a huge box-office success in its native Sweden, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared follows the unlikely story of a centenarian who decides it’s not too late to start over.

WSO Holiday Express Concert


The Portage & District Arts Centre proudly presents the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Holiday Express Concert, Wednesday, December 17, 7:30pm in the William Glesby Centre Theatre.  Join Conductor, Julian Pellicano, as he rings in this Festive Season with Holiday Classics and Merry Melodies.


Student (18 & under) $25

PDAC Member $38

General Admission $42

(assigned seating)

Purchase your tickets today at the PDAC Gift Shop, open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

2016 - 2017 Call for Entry

The Portage & District Arts Centre is preparing for its 2016-2017 Exhibition Schedule.  Artists and Artisans (single or groups) are invited to submit entries of their work to be exhibited in the Gallery at the Portage & District Arts Centre.  Pieces accepted in these exhibitions must be original work and never been shown at PDAC.

Deadline for this CALL FOR ENTRY is December 1, 2014.

Please contact the Portage & District Arts Centre if you have any questions or concerns regarding your entry.

To download click Call For Entry 2016-17

The PDAC Reel Event Independent Film Series is rolling for the 11th Season.  Bringing to Portage la Prairie the Best Canadian and Foreign Independent films you hear the critics rave about!  Screening films different from mainstream Hollywood.  Films that make you think!

3rd Wednesdays of the month starting October 15, 2014

Screenings @ 7:30pm at the Cinema Centre Theatre, 225 Prince Ave

For more information visit Reel Event


The Portage & District Arts Centre has many gift ideas for the Outdoorsman, for the Cook, for the Crafter, for the Reader, for the Little One, for the Artist and for Stocking Stuffers...

Our Gift Shop is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.  And for those last minute finds the Gift Shop is open Tuesday, Dec 23!!!

Visit our Gift Shop page for more details.

NEW Looking for Unique & Locally Made Gift Ideas???