City Hall Arts Centre
The City of Hamilton is a staunch supporter of the Arts in Bermuda. When City Hall was built in the late 1950’s much of its space was dedicated to art galleries as well as a fully equipped performance theatre. Today, those spaces remain intact, each with its mission to offer a sanctuary that celebrates a multitude of artistic expressions.
Earl Cameron Theatre
The theatre in City Hall plays host to an array of artistic performances throughout the year, including dance recitals, pantomimes, plays, musicals, comedy shows, lectures and more. In 2009, the theatre was renamed to honour Earl Cameron, a son of the soil, who boasts an impressive list of acting credits stretching from stage to screen.
The theatre can seat up to 375 patrons and can be booked online by clicking on this link or directly through the offices of the City of Hamilton. Click here to view the rental agreement.
Bermuda National Gallery
Established in 1992, the Bermuda National Gallery houses permanent as well as rotating collections and is solely funded from private and corporate donations. The BNG is also home to the Bermuda Biennial, a critical platform for Bermuda’s contemporary artists. International exhibitions have featured such prominent artists as Banksy, Kaws, Warhol, and Rembrandt, to name just a few.
The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Admission is $5.00 and free to students, members and seniors.
Bermuda Society of Arts
With a mission to further the cause of art and artists in Bermuda, the Bermuda Society of Arts has been doing just that for almost 70 years. Established in 1952, the gallery was originally housed in the Hamilton Hotel which was destroyed by fire in 1955. With the erection of the new City Hall, the gallery moved to its current home and in 1961 was granted a lifetime tenancy.
Also known as The People’s Gallery, the Bermuda Society of Arts is the largest exhibition space in Bermuda and features a series of exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing individual artists, group shows and school shows, all featuring artwork for sale. The gallery also plays host to a series of art classes by both local and visiting artists.
The gallery is open Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm and on Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Admission is free.