Adult Programs

Adult programming and events are included in general admission unless otherwise stated and are designed for ages 16+. To register for programs and events, please see details at the bottom of this page.
All prices below are subject to tax.

Culture Days Workshops and Doors Open Brampton Tours (FREE Admission Weekend) 

Saturday, Sept. 28 

  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Hourly architecture tours (drop-in)
  • 12 - 2:30 p.m. - Self-Publishing with Ricky Lima: This self-publishing crash course will take you through everything you need to develop an idea, write it, typeset it, print it, market it and sell it. If you've ever been interested in self-publishing your work this fun and interactive workshop will motivate you and prepare you for the cruel, cruel world of getting your voice out into the world. Ricky Lima works in publishing during the day and self-publishes during the night. He's been self-publishing his own work for nearly seven years and really digs the freedom. Reserve your spot now.
  • 2 - 4 p.m. - Kid Lit Writing Workshop hosted by the Festival of Literary Diversity (the FOLD): Learn how to navigate the process of publishing children's literature in Canada. This two hour workshop for aspiring authors will offer strategies and options on how to get that manuscript in the hands of young readers, featuring separate classes for kids and adults 14+. Reserve your spot now.
  • 6 - 8 p.m. - Diversity in Children's Literature: A Roundtable Discussion hosted by the FOLD: Have your say! Interact in small groups with industry facilitators to look deeper into topics surrounding representation and underrepresentation in Canada's kid lit industry. Reserve your spot now.

                    Doors Open                                            Culture Days

Seniors Studio

Select Mondays, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Explore the collections and exhibitions at PAMA with a tour of a different exhibition each month followed by a studio activity encouraging your creative expression of themes, mediums and ideas while socializing over tea and coffee.

Public: $15 (includes general admission), Member: $12.75. Pre-registration required.

Seniors Studio

PAMA Folk Nights

Select Thursdays, 7 - 8:30 p.m.Folk Club

Experience the musical talents with local artists during an intimate concert experience with the Brampton Folk Club.
  • Oct. 10 - Canadian Landscapes 
  • Dec. 12 - Earthly Concerns 
Included with general admission. Members are free.

Stories from the Inside

Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 - 7:45 p.m. and 8 - 8:45 p.m.

Explore the history of PAMA with guided story-based tours of the jail, courthouse and grounds. These tours will educate and excite with theatrical re-telling of stories from inside our historic walls. Public: $5. Member: Free. Pre-registration required.

Safer Space Studio

Thursday, Oct. 17, Nov. 14 and Dec. 12, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Come and create in our monthly drop-in studio sessions featuring a new artistic medium each month. Designed for the 2SLGBTQ+ communities, participants will engage with the arts in a space for creativity, socialization and self-expression. No arts experience required, all materials are provided. This program is delivered in partnership with the 2SLGBTQ+ Collaborative of Peel and Rainbow Salad. 

Free program which does not include general admission. 

The Indigenous Network Drumming Circle

Third Thursdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
PAMA and The Indigenous Network invite you to participate in an evening of shared traditions and songs. 
Free program which does not include general admission.

PAMA Thursdays: A Haunted Night (19+ Event)

Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Dare to join us for a haunted night? Get ready experience live DJ beats, wander our featured exhibitions, create your own artwork and explore the haunted history of PAMA. Light refreshments provided, cash bar available and costumes are encouraged, ages 19+. 

Public: $20 (includes general admission), Member: $17. Pre-registration required.

PAMA Thursdays

Connections Art & Book Club in Partnership with Brampton Library

Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Literature and visual arts connect in this distinctive book club. Join the discussion with PAMA and the Brampton Library staff with this month's choice The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman. The book discussion will be paired with a tour of PAMA's exhibition George Paginton: Painting a Nation.

Pre-registration is required by calling 905-793-4636. Free program which does not include general admission.


PAMA Talks

Thursday, Nov. 14, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Deepen your experience of exhibitions and notable Peel anniversaries through the stories and history of our local speakers.
  • Nov. 14 - 40th Anniversary of the Mississauga train derailment with Heritage Mississauga. Public: $5 (includes general admission), Member: Free. Pre-registration required.  Reserve your spot now.
Train Derailment

PAMA Music Night with Mattie Leon

Thursday, Nov. 28, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Explore our historic spaces and enjoy an intimate concert experience featuring local musician and 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award Nominee, Mattie Leon.

Public: $15 (includes general admission), Member: $12.75. Pre-registration required.

Mattie Leon

PAMA Paints: Landscapes

Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Explore the serenity and beauty of landscape artworks with a tour of George Paginton: Painting a Nation. Create for yourself with local artist Tamara Thompson and explore basic painting techniques in a fun and social artistic environment. All materials are provided.

Public: $15 (includes general admission), Member: $12.75. Pre-registration required.



Thursday Nights, 6 - 8 p.m. 

Drop-in for an evening of knitting and conversation with this volunteer led, community knitting group at PAMA. Beginners and experienced knitters are welcome. Supplies and knitting support are provided. All donated knitted items go to various Peel charities in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. 

This program is free (does not include PAMA admission).


View all events and register online

You can register for one of our workshops or classes by calling (905) 791-4055 to speak with a Customer Service Representative.

You can register in person at any Service Peel counter located at 9 Wellington Street East.

In case of bad weather, call 905-791-4055 for updates about possible closures due to weather.
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