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Located downtown in historic Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Confederation Centre of the Arts explores the origins and evolution of Canada through a rich variety of arts and heritage programming. We inspire Canadians to consider our country’s past, present, and future through performing arts, visual arts, and interactive learning experiences.

Confederation Centre of the Arts operates on Epekwitk, in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people. We work in collaboration and friendship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and storytellers from across Canada to share stories and history, and to promote cultural learning and understanding.

As a national historic site, the Centre has a responsibility to reflect the many identities in an evolving nation, to understand and share the truth about all aspects of Canadian confederation, and to contribute to reconciliation by acting as a convener of voices.

Confederation Centre of the Arts operates the Sobey Family Theatre, the largest theatre in Eastern Canada, as well as a smaller cabaret style theatre known as The Mack. It hosts The Charlottetown Festival, the longest running musical theatre festival in Atlantic Canada and the home of Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™. The Centre houses a national gallery, and delivers a full slate of arts education activities, classes and camps in dance, performance, choral music, and visual art. It offers historic walking tours with the Heritage Players and provides full conference services including facility rentals, and food and beverage. Its heritage activities, including the annual Symons Medal Presentation and Lecture and the Charlottetown Forum, offer the opportunity to convene and discuss issues of importance to Canada today, and into the future.

As a registered charity, Confederation Centre of the Arts depends on your support to continue delivering these quality arts and heritage programs to Islanders and visitors alike.

Confederation Centre of the Arts offers a variety of ways for individuals to make a contribution, from donations and sponsorships, to volunteering. Your support is vital to the Centre’s continued success.

“… The Centre has been a very important contributor to the success of my artistic career over the years and as an artist whose Island paternal roots go back to 1812, I continue to be most grateful for the Centre’s support.”

Allan Harding MacKay | Artist

Help Us Build for the Future

At the heart of this $65 million construction project is the creation of a National Cultural Leadership Institute, a first in Canada.




Governance & Leadership

The Foundation was formed in 2010 to hold all endowment gifts to the Centre to build a secure, sustainable future welcoming donations at all levels.



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