Welcome to the Joshua Bates Centre Online

The Joshua Bates Centre is a performing arts centre located in Athens, Ontario, that features music, theatre, and comedy. Visitors to our Centre will experience a wide range of sights and sounds that are sure to please everyone.

The JBC is located on the second floor of Athens Town Hall, at 1 Main St. West, corner of Elgin and Main St. It is located at the only flashing traffic light in town. Here it is on the Google map.

For more information about Athens, please visit the Township of Athens Homepage.

East Side of Building

COVID-19 UPDATE: 2021 Season is Shaping Up

We were sorry that the JBC Performance scheduled for May 2, 2020 featuring Dean Young, had to be postponed, due to the COVID-19 virus. This concert will open the 2021 season on October 21, 2021. 

Then in January 2022 we are thrilled to bring you The Abrams. These extremely talented brothers last appeared in our theatre as teenagers. Since then they have become Warner Music artists and have traveled the world. We are honoured to have them back in this intimate setting.

We will keep you informed as to when tickets will be available for these two shows and our spring 2022 shows with Naomi Bristow and local favourites Healy & Orr .