The Tett Centre

The Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is a charitable arts organization, operating a beautiful heritage building on Lake Ontario’s waterfront in Kingston, Ontario. We are a welcoming destination where artists, arts organizations, and the community come together to explore, create, and be inspired. We are home to eight tenant art organizations, eight resident artist studios, and four multi-use rentable public spaces including: The Malting Tower, Rehearsal Hall, Activity Room, and Tett Gallery. We are dynamic arts hub that coordinates and create high-quality, accessible, arts-focused programming for all ages and skill levels.

The Malting Tower

The Malting Tower is our finest rental space which offers a balance of old world historical charm with modern technical features in order to make your event memorable. This versatile light-filled space is a perfect choice for special celebrations, business meetings, and a variety of arts performances and events.

Surrounded by breathtaking lake views and framed with large windows, the bright social space features automatic blinds, a one-touch operated gas fireplace and a projector screen with easy iPod plug-in. A hi-tech sound system is also available to rent. Reflected sound makes vocals and instruments appear more personified, providing guests with a compelling concert experience. The beautifully finished floor ties the 1,600 sq. ft space together. There is a fully-equipped servery kitchen for catering, a cloakroom, round and rectangular tables, upholstered chairs and courtesy style seating for guests. Cocktail tables are available to rent.

Room Capacity: 100 seated at round tables, 120 seated theatre style, 175 standing reception.

Rehearsal Hall

The 1,500 sq. ft Rehearsal Hall has been designed as a premium creation space, with exposed limestone walls, 12-foot ceilings, a semi-sprung floor, windows providing natural light. An adjoining 170 sq. ft space contains lockers, a coffee kitchen and change area, as well as the electrical power hook-ups for theatrical lighting for experimentation purposes. This stunning room is ideal for theatrical performances, large workshops, or special gatherings.

Room Capacity: 60 guests at tables, 60 guests theatre style, and 80 guests for a standing reception.

Tett Gallery

The Tett Gallery is an exceptional space for personal or group exhibitions, creative performances, gallery showings, sales, workshops and meetings. The 1000 sq. ft gallery is for both experienced and aspiring artists to share their work with the community, while jurying their own show. Please note, The Tett does not curate or take any commission from displayed work. This brightly-lit space includes adjustable track lighting, plinths of various heights, and tables and chairs if required. An extra Patch + Paint Fee may be applied.

Room Capacity: 60 guests standing reception, or 40 guests at tables.

Activity Room

The Activity Room is an ideal multi-purpose space for hands-on workshops, collaborative projects and small meetings. The 600- square foot space includes adjustable track lighting, chairs and table suitable for workshops, and is equipped with a deep studio sink and kitchenette. It’s the perfect space to get creative!

Room Capacity: 30 guests without furniture, or 20 guests at tables.


Tett Centre for Creativity + Learning
370 King Street West, Kingston, Ontario