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It’s more than a venue. It’s where Canada connects.

In 1867 a few provinces united in Confederation, forming what we now know as Canada.

Today, Confederation Centre of the Arts explores the legacy of Confederation and what it means to be Canadian, and hosts positive, inclusive dialogues on where our nation is heading. It’s also Atlantic Canada’s premier destination for music, theatre, art, and much more.

National Cultural Leadership Institute

After 60 years, a revitalization of our southern pavilion, a first in Canada to blend an Arts Innovation Hub, an Arts Academy, and ongoing events around Canadian identity through the arts and discussion.


Symons Medal Presentation and Lecture

For 20 years, this national award has provided an annual platform for all Canadians to reflect upon their country and its future.


Charlottetown Forum

A newly established event that brings the public together with industry leaders from the arts, business, and government to convene for discussions on matters of importance to Canadians.


About Confederation Centre of the Arts

Our history, governance and supporters.

The Charlottetown Festival

Since 1965, The Charlottetown Festival has been the largest musical theatre festival in Atlantic Canada.


What's On at the Centre

Upcoming performances, visual arts exhibitions, heritage programming, and education opportunities, presented by the Centre and community partners.


“Confederation Centre for the Arts has always been a place of inspiration and connection. A lively venue for the sharing of our stories, historical, and contemporary, and imagined. A place where we can come together to talk about who we are, where we’re at, and how we will create a brilliant future. Where we rejoice in the arts and in dialogue that will make us think, talk with each other, listen to each other and celebrate culture in all its forms.”

Shelagh Rogers | Journalist and Symons Medal Recipient


Learn more about Supporting the Centre

Contact Mary Ellen Davies, Director of Development
902-628-6139 or [email protected]