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Arts & Culture

Visit art galleries. Experience live theatre. Discover one-of-a-kind artisans. Immerse yourself in culture. All in Aylmer Ontario.

Aylmer has a bountiful selection of art for those living in, or visiting Aylmer. A large collection of fine art can be viewed at the Minerva Art Gallery or watch the potters at work in the Pinecroft Pottery. Visit the Old Town Hall for live entertainment presented by the Aylmer Performing Arts Committee (APAC).

Upcoming Public Events at Old Town Hall Theatre 38 John St S Aylmer, ON

Old Town Hall Theatre Booking Requests

Old Town Hall Theatre is available for rent as a venue for a variety of functions including weddings, musical and theatrical performances, corporate events, ceremonies, and celebrations.

For more information or to request a booking, please visit the Old Town Hall Events & Booking Requests page.

The Aylmer Area Community Band and Choir are sister groups with a true community feel. Members range in age as well as in experience and ability, but come together to perform for a variety of events such as Remembrance Day ceremonies, Christmas carol sings, and visits to long-term care homes.

Aylmer Area Community Band and Choir Facebook Page

A community museum offering exciting exhibits on the culture and history of Aylmer and Malahide. Open yearly March to November. Evening tours available for groups. Access to the archives by appointment.

Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives
14 East Street
Aylmer, ON N5H 1W2

Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives Facebook Page

Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives Website

Visit the Old Town Hall and admire the original Italianate architectural design, arcaded brickwork, boldly-modelled cornice, and the beautiful Florentine windows. Sit in the Opera house where famous poetess Pauline Johnson once graced the stage in the 1880’s or where Canada’s first Prime Minster, Sir John A. MacDonald addressed the residents of Aylmer.

Old Town Hall is available to host events such as wedding ceremonies, anniversaries, birthdays, and company celebrations.

Seating Capacity:

  • Total: maximum 185 “theatre style” set-up
  • Main Floor: 93 “theatre style” set-up
  • Balcony: 92 (84 fixed seating & 8 loose chairs)


  • Elevator access
  • Large projection screen
  • Kiawa piano
  • Microphone
  • Refreshment counter
  • Dressing rooms for theatrical performances
  • Small kitchen with fridge

Old Town Hall Theatre – Rental Request Form
38 John Street South
Aylmer, ON N5H 2C2

Contact Aylmer Town Hall to book your event 519-773-3164

Old Town Hall Theatre Rental Information

The Aylmer Library is a branch of the Elgin County Library system and is located in one of Aylmer’s Oldest Buildings – the Old Town Hall, located at 38 John Street South.

Aylmer Old Town Hall Library offers patrons access to books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, online research databases, local history on microfilm, game kits and more. In addition to borrowing materials, Aylmer Library offers community programs to help nurture the love of reading from infancy to adulthood.

Aylmer Library
38 John Street South
Aylmer ON N5H 2C2

Aylmer Library Facebook Page

Elgin County Library Website

The Old Town Hall hosts entertainment on behalf of the Aylmer Performing Arts Committee (APAC) providing Aylmer and area residents with a playlist each year with entertainers such as Canadian country starts High Valley, and Royal Wood.

The dedicated individuals on the Aylmer Performing Arts Committee arrange professional programs annually from September through May. Performances range from drama, comedy, singing/dancing, and instrumental music appealing to diverse interests.

38 John Street South
Aylmer ON N5H 2C2

Aylmer Performing Arts Council Facebook Page

Arts in Aylmer Website

The Settlement Stories Quilt Trail is a tourism adventure that showcases unique cultural businesses with a visual of a large quilt block sign 5 x 5 with title banners. The quilt block is symbolic of the ‘place’. This trail is a story of the business, the importance of its history to our settlement area and the reason for that quilt block is assigned to each site.

Quilt Sites in Aylmer include:

  • Aylmer Town Hall
  • Old Town Hall & Theatre
  • Mennonite Community Services
  • Aylmer-Malahide Museum & Archives
  • Aylmer Express

Settlement Stories Quilt Trail Website

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