The department of recreation, culture, and wellness develops vibrant and dynamic cultural projects and programs. With our partners, our goal is to develop a creative community and a vibrant place of discovery, learning and exploration for all residents and visitors. Learn more by viewing our Cultural Master Plan and our many Festivals and Events.

Big Band   Comedy Night in Pelham  Theatre Series 



 Public Art            


Pelham Big Band Dance Night – Featuring the Jimmy Marando Swing Band

Pelham Big Band Dance Night Featuring the Jimmy Marando Swing Band runs the third Tuesday of every month in the Accursi Room at the Meridian Community Centre. 

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the band plays from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Donations are welcome for the band. Bar & food services available; food service is cash only. 

*Free admission

Comedy Night in Pelham
Saturday November 23, 2019 
8 p.m. show

Tickets are $20, or reserve a table of 8 for $125

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Food and Bar service available at the Meridian Community Centre - Accursi Room

Theatre Series

All shows are held in the Dr. Gary & Mall Accursi Room 

Niagara improv logo say it logo


Save The Last Dance: Jay Davis - Friday October 25 @ 2:00pmSave The Last Dance is a fun, energetic and touching concert of Michael Bublé’s most popular songs, sung by Smile Theatre performer, Jay Davis. Sit back, relax, and be transported to the jazz club with songs like, “Moondance”, “Haven’t Met You Yet”,  “Home” and, of course, “Save The Last Dance”.  Jay is an outstanding performer, with recent credits including the acclaimed Toronto production of “Dear Evan Hansen”, “The 27 Club”, and “Mama Mia” at Neptune Theatre in Halifax.

Tickets are $10 General Admission, First Come First Serve seating

Bar Service available; Beer, wine and cider for purchase

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Niagara Improv Festival: Saturday November 16th 10:00am-3:00pm

Meridian Community Centre - Accursi Room

In partnership with Cabar Eh Youth Theatre we have put together a morning of improv fun for the whole family!

The Niagara Improv Festival aims to engage improv groups across the Niagara Region to come and compete in the Niagara Improv Festival. The Festival will include age groups from Grade 9 – 12 and an adult competition. We will be partnering with local drama groups and reaching out to local schools to participate, volunteer and compete in the festival.

Improv Team Registration Link

Niagara Improv Festival Rule book

This event is possible thank you to the Niagara Region Niagara Investment in Culture Grant Program


SAY IT! On Stage

Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre


The Town of Pelham is creating a designated space for seniors in the Meridian Community Centre.  This will be home to an 8-month project: SAY IT! On Stage. “SAY IT” stands for “Seniors and Youth Intergenerational Theatre”. It is a program designed to strengthen connections and encourage collaboration between teens and their elders. A Niagara Community Foundation grant, together with in-kind donations from the Town of Pelham, E.L. Crossley High School, and community volunteers will fund this exciting creative process that will finish in the performance of an original dramatic production in December, 2019. Performance Date is to be determined. Through 8 weeks of intergenerational conversation circles, senior participants will have the opportunity to share anecdotes and experiences from their lives; these stories will provide the foundation for a stage play that will be produced and performed by both youth and senior participants. This initiative also seeks to showcase the broad range of talents and passions individuals bring to the project – music, dance, visual arts, crafts, trades. Our aim is to involve the community of Pelham in all of its diversity, including Indigenous presence and storytelling approaches. We hope you will join us in this artistic endeavour.

Theatre Development Group Sessions: 
Group sessions will be held Thursdays (starting sept. 12) from 3:30pm - 5pm Meridian Community Centre in the  Accursi Room.
Free to attend.
Come join us for some light snacks and refreshments

Call for Adult Volunteer Actors:
The Town of Pelham is looking for adult actors to participate in a community theatre production on Friday December 13, no previous experience is required. Actors will be participating on a volunteer basis and no remuneration will be given by the Town of Pelham SAY IT! on Stage program.

Goals of the Project: 

  • To provide opportunities for seniors to share their life stories
  • To validate and celebrate the life experiences of seniors within our community
  • To foster connections between seniors and youth through storytelling and drama activities
  • To encourage collaboration between high school students and seniors as they create, rehearse, and perform community theatre
  • To offer co-op placement and community involvement opportunities for high school students
  • To enrich cultural life for all residents of Pelham with a new performance arts initiative

The Town of Pelham gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Niagara Community Foundation, which is a public foundation serving the people of Niagara. The Foundation builds permanently endowed charitable funds for the changing need and opportunities of the community and provides grants to eligible charitable organizations in culture, health, education, environment, recreation and social service sectors." 


Public Art

Public art can be defined as visual art, permanent or temporary, that is accessible to the public. The art should be aesthetic, may be functional as well as free standing or integrated into a site. The art should be commissioned, purchased or donated to the Town of Pelham in a process that is supported by the Public Art Policy.

Types of public art:

  • independent sculpture or discrete element
  • site specific
  • integrated or functional
  • event based or temporary
  • gateway

Pelham Public Art committee

Public Art Master Plan 

Meridian Community Centre Art Exhibit Rental Form







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