Tett & Isabel FREE Summer Tours

12-1pm | Fridays in July & August
Tett Centre Gallery
Tett Centre & Isabel Bader Centre





July & August, 2019 – Every Friday


The Tett Centre and the Isabel Bader Centre are thrilled to open their doors this summer to invite the community in for an in-depth tour every Friday. Enjoy the fascinating history of this unique historical site, and learn about the organizations and artists who work together and contribute to this vibrant arts hub. All are welcome!


12:00-12:30 PM Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts – Main Lobby

12:30-1:00 PM Tett Centre for Creativity & Learning – Main Lobby

Finish your tour with a sip of coffee and a bite to eat at the Juniper Cafe, Kingston’s only licensed waterfront café and patio!


** Please note, the Isabel will be closed on August 30th, and will not be offering a tour that day. The Tett Tour will run as per usual at 12:30pm. 


What can you expect?

Tour-goers can enjoy a taste of history with stories of when the site was a Morton Brewery. These old tales were interwoven with the chronicle of how modern artistry and traditional craftsmanship now line the stone corridors.

Visitors to the Isabel are astonished by features such as the exquisite Performance Hall and the stunning glass-framed views of Lake Ontario.

Inside the Tett, tour-goers receive a first-hand look at the creative process of art making. They can hear the sound of an artists busily chiseling away at a sculpture or watch as a slab of clay begins to take shape. The Tett’s open studio doors and expansive windows allowed the public to see the raw, unfiltered process of creating.

“People were so impressed by the incorporation of the buildings into the landscape and how these magnificent structures were completely dedicated to the arts.” - Tett Tour Guide  


About the Tett:

The Tett Centre for Creativity & 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 arts organizations, eight resident artist studios, a waterfront café, and four multi-use rentable public spaces. We are dynamic arts hub that coordinate and creates high-quality, accessible, arts-focused programming for all ages and skill levels.


About the Isabel:

The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts is a home for the creative arts at Queen’s and a hub of vibrant artistic study, creation and exhibition in our community. The learning experiences shaped by the Isabel will enhance our students’ skills and abilities for their work in the arts and beyond.

Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, the Centre brings together exceptional spaces and programs with a captivating sense of place to create a dynamic venue for our students and community to learn, discover, think, do, and experience, together.  



The Tett Centre comes in above Ontario's Code for Accessibility, making it especially accessible to all visitors.


Getting Here:

The Kingston Xpress bus stops right in front of the Tett & Isabel. For more information visit: https://www.tettcentre.org/about/location