The Crown Harriston

Cultural Centre

Cultural Centre The Crown Harriston is a family run business, bringing entertainment to the town of Harriston. Your place to be for film nights, music, stage shows, presentations, weddings, (birthday) party rentals and other events. 


Built in 1949 as a cinema, The Crown Harriston is a postmodern structure with many original art-deco features. Closing the doors in the late 70's to later become a church, it stood empty after for several years. Now privately owned, it reopened in 2016 as a Cultural Centre. With a capacity of 210 authentic seats, the auditorium consists of a stage baffled in three tiers, with a total surface of 16 by 24 feet. Completed with a backstage area and a small dressing room. The baffled walls and ceiling provide the auditorium with phenomenal acoustics. Fully equipped with a modern movie projector and vintage wall-screen. It has an up to date sound-system, various stage- and dimmable overhead lights.


The Crown Harriston features regular showings of classic films. Hosts live music, spectacle shows and entertainment productions. The attached Magic Ice Cream Shoppe, provides with a wide range of snacks and ice cream deliciousness. We are now licensed!  Making the venue even more appealing for a wide range of public and private events. 


Call us at (519) 604-4935 , send us an e-mail, or feel free to stop by for more information and booking. We'll gladly give you a tour and tell you all about our rental rates, possibilities and upcoming events. 

The Crown Harriston

Where the magic happens, both on screen and stage. Movies are shown every first Saturday of the month at 7 pm. Music and other live events are announced as they get programmened. The venue is also available for private bookings and birthdays.

"If you dream big enough and accomplish half of it, you're not doing alll that bad."

Harriston Hearing Care

Harriston Hearing Care, located in the centre of the building, is Your place for all hearing-aid needs. The friendly staff will provide you the best service to fit to your hearing needs. They are open on appointment only.


There is a special discount for musicians and artists. Don't hesitate to call (519) 510 5105 and ask for more details.


Magic Ice Cream Shoppe

The Magic Ice Cream Shoppe is your one stop shop for all kinds of delicious summer treats!

With a variety of up to 30 ice cream flavours carefully selected from different Ontario based creameries.


Serving snacks, drinks, coffee, tea, ice cream specialties, as well as alcoholic beverages. Open from early May till the beginning of October, and during events. 

We need your help!

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community.

It puts you in the center of events, and gives you the ability to really make a difference and meet great people with the same vision… A vibrant Cultural Centre in beautiful Harriston.


We're looking for someone for the ticket sales, a sound tech and for in the concession.

Contact us now and see what you can do to make a good thing even better!

gallery/volunteers needed