The Cambridge Centre for the Arts (CCA) has a number of drop-in programs for adults. We offer affordable programs throughout the week so you can find a program that fits your schedule. 


COVID Vaccine Proof Requirement and Screening

You will be required to show proof of double vaccination with accompanying ID that has a matching name and birthdate before entering the facility. Individuals without both of these items will not be allowed entry. All participants are also asked to screen on the day they are participating before entering the building at

Registration Required for All Drop-Ins

Participants must register in advance with payment for City of Cambridge drop-in programs due to required registration information for contact tracing. Please note you may register when you arrive but the program may be full. All participants must be registered individually. Volunteer drop-in program conveners do not have to register for the programs they are hosting/running.
Participants and staff will appreciate you pre-registering before arriving so that line ups and congestion can be minimized in the entrance and lobby area.

Registration Dates

Registration for January dates will open December 15. Registration for February dates will open January 25. Registration for March dates will open February 22. You can register for whichever dates in each month you wish to attend. See page 2-4 for schedule of dates and times.

How To Register  

Use the activity code for the date you wish to attend and pre-register on-line at  Registration is available in person as well, at any City of Cambridge facility or City Hall during open hours. Registration is also possible in person upon arrival on the program date and time but please note that it may be full. Arts Centre membership discount does not apply to drop-in programs.

If you do not already have an on-line account with the City of Cambridge you will have to create one if you wish to register on-line. This can be done at the above link.
Access to pre-registration for drop-in programs is also available at

Drop-In Passes

Passes for multiple visit discounts are currently not in use. If you wish to hand in a previously purchased pass and receive a credit on your account for any unused portion please email

 Life Drawing

 WINTER SESSION 2022 - January 5 - March 30

 You can learn how to draw realistic figures in this open studio class in the Multipurpose Room.

 Program hours:

 Wednesday, 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

 Price: $10.62 per person + HST 

 Program Dates: 

 Jan 5        Activity Code:  31898

 Jan 12      Activity Code:  31899

 Jan 19      Activity Code:  31900

 Jan 26      Activity Code:  31901

 Feb 2        Activity Code:  32305

 Feb 9        Activity Code:  32306

 Feb 16      Activity Code:  32307

 Feb 23      Activity Code:  32308

 Mar 2       Activity Code:  32309

 Mar 9       Activity Code:  32310

 Mar 16     Activity Code:  32311

 Mar 23     Activity Code:  32312

 Mar 30     Activity Code:  32313 

 Ballroom Dancing

 WINTER SESSION 2022 - January 5 - March 30

 Join us for some ballroom dancing in the Toyota Auditorium.

 Program hours: 

 Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 Price: $3.10 per person + HST

 Program Dates: 

 Jan 5        Activity Code:  31893

 Jan 12      Activity Code:  31894

 Jan 19      Activity Code:  31895

 Jan 26      Activity Code:  31896

 Feb 2        Activity Code:  32296

 Feb 9        Activity Code:  32297

 Feb 16      Activity Code:  32298

 Feb 23      Activity Code:  32299

 Mar 2       Activity Code:  32300

 Mar 9       Activity Code:  32301

 Mar 16     Activity Code:  32302

 Mar 23     Activity Code:  32303

 Mar 30     Activity Code:  32304 

 Pottery Studio
This program is for those with some pottery experience. An experienced volunteer is available for informal assistance.

Program hours:

Monday and Thursday, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon. (September to June)

Wednesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (July and August only)

Closed on statutory holidays

Prices for the pottery studio drop-in program
Amount of timePrice
Per hour $5.00
10-visit pass (30 hours) $125.00

Prices include glazes, slips and firing. Clay is also available for an additional cost.

  Sewing and Quilting

 WINTER SESSION - 2022 - January 6 to March 31

 Sew and quilt in a friendly group environment in the Fabric Arts Room. Sewing machines, serger and large tables will be set   up for you to work on your sewing and quilting projects. You can also bring your own sewing machine, if you you would   like.

 Program hours: 

 Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 Price: $2.66 per person + HST

 Program Dates: 

 Jan 6        Activity Code:  31908

 Jan 13      Activity Code:  31911

 Jan 20      Activity Code:  31913

 Jan 27      Activity Code:  31914

 Feb 3        Activity Code:  32314

 Feb 10      Activity Code:  32315

 Feb 17      Activity Code:  32316

 Feb 24      Activity Code:  32317

 Mar 3       Activity Code:  32318

 Mar 10     Activity Code:  32319

 Mar 17     Activity Code:  32320

 Mar 24     Activity Code:  32321

 Mar 31     Activity Code:  32322 

  Baby Grand Piano

 Our baby grand piano is available to play for $4.00 per hour. You must book a date and time in advance. The piano   is available to play during our regular business hours, when the Toyota Auditorium is not in use. Contact the CCA   front desk to book a time.

 Payment is due at the front desk when you arrive for your session. If you pay in advance, please bring your payment   receipt.