• We Are Open!

    But… The office has been temporarily moved to the Old Fire Hall entrance on the NE side of the building on 1st Street NW. Our capacities are limited due to ongoing renovations to the front area but we will do what we can to accommodate you. Regular office hours are 12-5 Monday to Friday.

    Please note that proof of vaccination is required to enter, masks must be worn and we also ask that you use the sign in book located at the entrance. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Thank you for your understanding.

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Welcome to
The Watson Art Centre

Our mission is to foster arts, culture, and heritage in Dauphin and surrounding area.

Built in 1905, the Watson Art Centre (WAC) originally housed city hall, which included council chambers, a general office and an engineer’s department. It also held a reading room, the fire department, police headquarters and the jail. 

Nowadays, we are proud to be a thriving venue for the arts. We host live music, theatre, banquets, and more.