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).

Thank You

Current Exhibitions



Presented by Manitoba Craft Council.

Exhibition Dates: March 31 to May 9, 2015

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, April 16 at 7:00pm



Photography by Evangeline Chan & Rebecca Albert.

Exhibition Dates: March 3 to April 18, 2015

For more information visit Gallery Exhibits

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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2014 - 2015 Dance Program

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.

For more information visit Dance Program


10:00am, Monday, March 2 at the Glesby Centre Box Office for $10.00 each.  * IMPORTANT * From March 2 to 21, each student will be allowed to purchase up to 4 TICKETS ONLY!  March 23 and on, all remaining tickets will be on sale to the public.

PDAC Reel Event 2014 / 2015

FINAL SCREENING: April 15, 2015


Director: François Girard

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas,

Kevin McHale, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger, Garrett Wareing

Synopsis: From acclaimed Canadian director François Girard (Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, The Red Violin) comes a drama that the entire family can enjoy: the story of a gifted eleven-year-old boy who must struggle against the odds to find his voice.

Spring 2015 Programming

Children’s Classes, Adult Classes, Workshops and Extra Curricular Activities...

We have some EXCITING programming for the 2015 Spring season including Young Potters on the Wheel, Busy Bees Creative Kids, Young Artists Mixed Media, Adult Pottery, Zumba Dance, Social Dance, Animal Portrait, Applying for Exhibitions & Intro to Wet-Felting.  Keep checking back often for more classes & workshops...REGISTRATION IS READY NOW!!! Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre Gift Shop and sign up for a class or workshop today.  Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Visit our Classes & Workshops page for more details.

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 All Occasions...

Our Gift Shop is open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm. 

Visit our Gift Shop page for more details.

Looking for Unique & Locally Made Gift Ideas???

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PDAC Will Be Closed Easter Weekend


The Portage & District Arts Centre Gallery and Gift Shop will be closed Friday & Saturday, April 3 & 4, 2015 for the Easter Weekend.  Open again, Tuesday, April 7.

Portage & District Arts Centre Bursary Program


Through the administration of funds by the Community Foundation of Portage & District, the PDAC Bursary Program awards one bursary each year. The successful applicant will have been chosen from one of the four bursary programs available. DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE MARCH 31 EACH YEAR. The bursary will be presented at that year’s Annual General Meeting.

For more details on the PDAC Bursary Program & the applications click HERE

Spring Intensive Dance 2015

The Portage & District Arts Centre is offering an 8 week Spring Intensive Dance starting at the end of April!  Technical Mondays with Lyndsay Dykstra from XCompany and Urban Wednesdays with Bretton Selent from XCompany.

Visit our Classes & Workshops page for all the details.