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 Remembrance Day

The Portage & District Arts Centre will be closed Tuesday, November 11 for Remembrance Day.  Open again Wednesday, November 12, 2014.

Current Exhibition


Mixed media by various artists including Yvette Cenerini, Chantal Dupas, Patricia Eschuk, Anne Fallis, Cameron Forbes, Annette Henderson, Erin Josephson-Laidlaw, Mary Lowe, Cheryl Orr-Hood, Willow Rector, Diana Thorneycroft, & Diane Whitehouse.

Exhibition Dates:                            Exhibition Opening:

September 30 - November 8             Sunday, October 5 at 2:00pm

Boardroom Gallery


Photography by John Nielsen.

Exhibition Dates:

September 4 to November 1, 2014

For more information visit Gallery Exhibits

With the generous support of the Manitoba Arts Council

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Fall Programming 2014


Busy Bees Creative Kids Class (ages 5 - 7) Tuesdays, Nov 4 to Dec 16, 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Young Artists Mixed Media (ages 8 - 11) Thursdays, Nov 6 to Dec 11, 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Click HERE for more details on these classes...


Social Dance - Partner Required (adults) (beginner) Tuesdays, Nov 4 to 25, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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REGISTER TODAY...classes fill up fast.  Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre, open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Become a member of the Portage & District Arts Centre and save on registration!

Annual Memberships:  Student $20, Adult $25, Family $45

For more information visit Classes & Workshops

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


Family Participation Week will be the last week in November. Starting November 24, 2014, parents and siblings are invited to come to their child’s class and join in the fun!  Don’t forget to wear your indoor shoes...

PDAC Reel Event 2014 / 2015

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 Avenue, Portage la Prairie.


Come to the Portage & District Arts Centre to purchase yours today.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Season Passes are only $45 for 6 fantastic movies!!!

For more information visit Reel Event

SECOND SCREENING: November 19, 2014


Director: John Michael McDonagh

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Aidan Gillen, Kelly Reilly, Dylan Moran, M. Emmet Walsh, Domhnall Gleeson, Marie-Josée Croze

Synopsis: In his follow-up to The Guard, writer and director John Michael McDonagh returns with a superbly written, darkly funny and powerfully moving mystery set in a sleepy coastal village in County Sligo, Ireland.

NEW WSO Holiday Express Concert


The Portage & District Arts Centre proudly presents the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Holiday Express Concert, Wednesday, December 17 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.

NEW 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