ABOUT THE ROSE
The Rose is a magnificent performing arts venue and iconic feature of Downtown Brampton. A vital part of our city, it is a destination for local and world-renowned performers, providing opportunities for audiences from Brampton and beyond to experience a wide range of talent in an extraordinary setting. Architecturally and acoustically sublime, the venue boasts two performance venues for large shows and intimate experiences. The Rose is where Brampton comes to life.
Programming includes The Rose Presents, This is Brampton: Live Online, Arts Adventures, and Lifelong Learning.
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Recognized as one of the best performing arts venues in Canada, The Rose Brampton was built as part of the revitalization of Brampton’s downtown core to meet the cultural needs of a rapidly growing city. Designed by Page & Steele Architects, construction began with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 13, 2003, and opened to the public in September 2006. Brampton's own Russell Peters was the first act presented on the new Rose Mainstage on September 3, and The Rose was officially opened with a Grand Gala featuring Diana Krall on September 29, 2006. The Rose is a vibrant part of our city, a major economic catalyst, and a place for people to gather, connect, and share. The Rose delivers exceptional experiences to thousands of artists and audience members each year.
Audiences universally recognize The Rose as one of the best venues in the Canada to experience first-rate performances. Artists recognize The Rose as an exceptional space to perform in. All Bramptonians feel a sense of connection with The Rose and are lifelong advocates for its presence downtown. The Rose’s audience reflects that youth and dynamism of the city that it is in. The Rose’s programming is heralded for its innovation and diversity and it has set the standard for how other municipally-run performing arts centres can operate.
"We see Brampton as a cultural crossroads in Canada, and an entertainment capital in the GTA. At The Rose, audiences see themselves reflected on our stages, and artists see Brampton's mosaic in our audience. Our programs and presentations reflect our commitments to artistic excellence, inclusivity, accessibility, and opportunity. Deeply rooted in the city that gave it life and provides for its growth, The Rose Brampton is a beacon of entertainment to its residents, the GTA, and surrounding regions."
- Steven Schipper, Executive Artistic Director
The Rose Presents
The Rose Presents season runs year-round and features multi-disciplinary productions comprised of theatre, music, dance, comedy, family, and cultural events. The Rose is committed to highlighting homegrown artists, and partnering with local organizations to reflect, foster, and celebrate the community in which it serves. We actively pursue artistically excellent and noteworthy artists, nationally and from around the world. With programming designed to reflect the diversity of Brampton, we aim to entertain and inspire audiences, while providing exceptional experiences for performing artists.
Culture Master Plan
Read more about the City of Brampton's Culture Master Plan.
Performing Arts Brampton
The Performing Arts Division at the City of Brampton uncovers, develops, and promotes Brampton’s unique cultural identity and creative vibrancy through its pursuit of artistic excellence and deep community engagement. Learn more.
The Rose is located on the Treaty Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and before them, the Haudenosaunee, Huron, and Wendat. We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and other global Indigenous people that now call Brampton home. We are grateful to continue telling stories on, and about, this land.