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The Centre’s response to COVID-19 | Réaction du Centre à la COVID-19

The latest news from Confederation Centre of the Arts

Media Inquiries: Please direct interview and other publicity requests to  Fraser McCallum, Communications Manager at (902) 628-6135  |  fmccallum@confederationcentre.com

 

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Arts Education Update from Confederation Centre

Due to the advice of the public health officer, the Centre will be unable to resume dance umbrella classes until next fall and must also cancel the End-of-Year Showcase scheduled for May 2. The Centre’s primary concern is the safety, health, and well-being of its staff, patrons, students, and artists. REFUNDS The Confederation Centre box office…

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March 30 Update from Confederation Centre of the Arts

 -The 2020 Charlottetown Festival is now scheduled to begin first previews in late June- The Confederation Centre team is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation each day. Following the advice of the Chief Public Health Officer, the Centre is encouraging everyone to stay safe and continue supporting one another through these unprecedented times. CEO Steve Bellamy announced…

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March 20 Update from Confederation Centre 

The Confederation Centre team is closely monitoring the evolving pandemic situation each day. Our performances, education programs and exhibitions remain closed to the public, along with the Centre complex itself. Our primary concern is the safety, health, and well-being of our staff, our artists, and our wonderful patrons. All activities have been cancelled or postponed up to April 19, as well…

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Confederation Centre is Closed to the Public until Further Notice

–All programing—up until April 12—is cancelled or postponed- On Sunday March 15, P.E.I.’s Chief Public Health Officer provided a new set of recommendations for the public in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Dr. Morrison’s recommendations included: Stopping all non-essential travel outside Canada Self-isolating for 14 days following all international travel, including to the U.S. The closure…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Welcomes New Board Member

–Alberta’s Robert Burns joins national board- The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Burns to its national board of directors. “Robert Burns comes to us with a strong business background and a wealth of experience with local boards and…

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Full Cast Announced For ‘DEAR RITA’ at The Charlottetown Festival

-World premiere will feature six actor-musicians channeling Rita MacNeil’s songs and spirit- Tickets are ‘flying on their own’ for this summer’s new cabaret production, Dear Rita, playing June 25 to September 25 at The Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by Key Murray Law, Dear Rita is a musical toast to Canadian icon and songwriter Rita MacNeil that…

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WinterDance Festival Brings Performance Heat to Island Winter

–New program is presented Feb. 28-29 by the School of Performing Arts- The School of Performing Arts (SoPA), a partnership between Confederation Centre of the Arts and Holland College, is excited to announce WinterDance, a series of dance masterclasses and performances February 28 and 29. The Centre and Holland College will welcome guest artists Eldiyar…

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PSA: Box Office Closure February 23 – 26

Confederation Centre is working to serve you better. From February 23 at 5 p.m. to February 26 at 12 noon our box office will be closed—online and in person—as we transition to new and better ticketing software for all Centre programming. Any pre-purchased tickets, account information, and reservations will carry forward to our new system.…

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Confederation Centre Ready to Fete Winter Gallery Exhibitions

-CCAG to host ‘Winter Gallery Opening’ March 7 celebrating five new exhibitions- (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) has a been a hive of activity recently, with five new shows being installed and a slate of ArtTalks on deck. The public will have a chance to explore the new exhibitions, with a…

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Happy Islander Day! Charlottetown Festival Announces ‘Anne’ Casting & Two-Day Sale

-Laurie Murdoch, Marlane O’Brien, Connor Lucas, and Quinn Dooley all joining Avonlea- (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – It’s a provincial holiday on P.E.I. today and to celebrate, Confederation Centre of the Arts is offering a special ‘Islander Day’ sale for Charlottetown Festival tickets. Artistic Director Adam Brazier has also announced the casting of four of the lead…

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Introducing Brett and Drew: Two Actors Will Portray 40 Characters This Summer

–Réjean Cournoyer and Jeremy Legat will star in comedic play ‘Bed and Breakfast’ at The Mack– They say it takes a village and this summer two Charlottetown Festival actors will take on the whole town. Artistic Director Adam Brazier has announced Réjean Cournoyer and Jeremy Legat as the two performers bringing the hilarious and poignant…

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The Charlottetown Festival Announces Development of New Musical with Alan Doyle

-Confederation Centre of the Arts adapting ‘The Grand Seduction’ into Musical Comedy ‘Tell Tale Harbour’- Confederation Centre CEO Steve Bellamy, Artistic Director Adam Brazier, GM of Theatre Dean Constable, and Canadian icon Alan Doyle made a special announcement January 24. Standing on the historic Homburg Theatre mainstage before a crowd of more than 100 Centre…

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Take a Journey Through The Gardener’s Universe

-CCAG set to unveil career retrospective ‘Victor Cicansky: The Gardener’s Universe’ on January 25- Opening January 25 at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is a retrospective exhibition focusing on the ceramic and bronze works of Regina-based artist, Victor Cicansky. Curated by Timothy Long and Julia Krueger, and organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery (Calgary),…

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Now Showing at the CCAG: Artists by Artists, The Debbie Show, and More

-Three new exhibitions opening this month at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery- Who makes art, and what does it mean to be an artist? Artists have often tried to address such questions in portraits of one another, and of themselves. An exhibition selected from the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) permanent collection entitled Artists by Artists,…

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Steven Page and The P.E.I. Symphony Set to Command Centre Stage

-Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre presents Barenaked Ladies founder with the Island’s symphony on January 18-   Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre returns this month, beginning a riveting winter season of live concerts, choral music, and dance recitals at Confederation Centre of the Arts. The second half of the 2019-20 LIVE calendar kicks off with…

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Confederation Centre’s Holiday Hours

Beginning next week, Confederation Centre of the Arts will be on special holiday hours into the new year. For any further questions, contact the Box Office at 1 (902) 628-1864 or email to info@confederationcentre.com. The holiday hours are as follows for the concourse areas, admin offices, security, property, and box office: December 24: Centre complex…

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Now Showing: Two Film Screenings Planned Honouring Brian Burke

-Confederation Centre Art Gallery also launching exhibition catalogue ‘Predicaments: Brian Burke, a Retrospective’- The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is hosting multiple events over the next month to celebrate its current retrospective exhibition on prolific P.E.I. painter Brian Burke. Special thanks are extended to CN 100, exhibition and catalogue sponsor. Tomorrow—Wednesday, December 4— at 12-noon…

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A Closer Look: Five Questions with P.E.I.’s Michelle Bouey

-Islander talks ‘Dear Rita’, Soulpepper’s ‘Rose’, growing up at the Centre, and how representation in theatre matters- Islander Michelle Bouey will make her Festival debut next year, performing in the musical love-letter to icon, Rita MacNeil, Dear Rita at The Mack. An alumna of the TD Young Company, Bouey effectively grew up at the Centre,…

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The East Pointers

Traffic and Parking Advisory: Weekend of Nov. 39 to Dec. 1 at Confederation Centre

-Patrons shopping the Centre or attending Handel’s Messiah may be impacted- Between weather events and holiday programming, this weekend will be a busy one in and around Confederation Centre of the Arts. Patrons attending various activities are advised that driving and parking around the Centre block will be limited on Sunday, December 1. -Friday November…

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Select Casting and 50% Off Sale Announced for Charlottetown Festival 2020

Artistic Director Adam Brazier has revealed select casting for The 2020 Charlottetown Festival, including the leads for Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ and The Drowsy Chaperone. THE DEAL OF THE YEAR Brazier also announced details on the biggest Festival sale of the year. From now until December 3, patrons can purchase tickets for all four…

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Senator Murray Sinclair Receives 19th Symons Medal at Confederation Centre

On November 1 at Confederation Centre of the Arts, Canadian Senator, the Honourable Murray Sinclair received the 2019 Symons Medal for exceptional contribution to Canadian life. Before a full house in the Homburg Theatre and webcast live across the country, Sinclair received the medal and delivered his thoughtful lecture “Confederation: We Could Have Done Better’.…

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The Montagues and Capulets are dancing for their lives

On November 6 at Confederation Centre of the Arts, experience Juliet & Romeo, an original dance piece from Calgary dance company, Decidedly Jazz Danceworks (DJD). Inspired by the classic tale of star-crossed lovers, this high-energy production breathes new life into the tale, featuring live jazz music and a company of professional jazz dancers. “For never…

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Confederation Centre Announces Title and Ticket Info for 2019 Symons Medal Lecture

Senator Murray Sinclair to receive the 19th Symons Medal on November 1; Tickets available tomorrow for advance members sale and Thursday for general public Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that the 2019 Symons Medal Lecture is entitled Confederation: We Could Have Done Better. The 2019 Symons Medal Presentation and the delivery of the Symons…

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Paper Lions Ready to Rock the Homburg for Album Launch

Paper Lions to set to stage Super Show & Album Launch for ‘Stay Together’ October 19 | 7:30pm | Homburg Theatre To celebrate their latest recording, the 2019 ECMA Award winning group Paper Lions are throwing one helluva concert: a must-see ‘Super Show’ Saturday, October 19 in the historic Homburg Theatre, the crown jewel venue on P.E.I. “We’re…

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Fall Message from the CEO

Gwe, Bonjour, and Welcome to Confederation Centre of the Arts! After an exciting summer of engaging shows and programs, we are thrilled to present the fall 2019/winter 2020 lineup for Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre! Join us for inspiring concerts from Steven Page, Matt Andersen, George Canyon, Rose Cousins, Classic Albums Live doing CCR and…

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Confederation Centre Raises the Curtain on New Membership Program

Get Centre’d” offers members a suite of benefits, including advance tickets and access to exclusive events—all in support of non-profit arts centre With a new season comes new opportunity and Confederation Centre of the Arts is unveiling a can’t-miss community program. Launching October 2019, Get Centre’d is the Centre’s new patron membership campaign. Founded as…

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Predicaments: Brian Burke, a Retrospective Set to Open on October 5

An overview of the career of one of the Island’s most significant visual artists on exhibition at CCAG A new exhibition opens this week at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) celebrating the work of Brian Burke. The long-awaited two-gallery show will be open to the public on October 5 and officially celebrated—along with three…

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Mamma Mia!, What a Season at The Charlottetown Festival

Confederation Centre in the home stretch of the Festival—closing September 28 (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – From Avonlea to the shores of a Greek Island paradise to the streets of St. John’s Newfoundland, The Charlottetown Festival is finishing off a world-wind trip of a season this month. While some Islanders are saying “Where did the summer go…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Welcomes New Board Member

-Prince Edward Island’s own Angus Orford joins board executive- (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Angus Orford to its local board of directors. “Angus brings a wealth of experience, a strong business background, and a passion…

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Dine at a National Historic Site of Canada

Tucked away within the heart of Confederation Centre of the Arts, the Mavor’s courtyard is a patio like no other in the City of Charlottetown. For a sun- or star-lit dining experience, don’t pass up a visit to this architecturally significant space this summer. “With a beautiful garden, shady trees, waterfall, and all-day sun, I…

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“I, Tanya”: Sara-Jeanne Hosie to Join the Dynamos

The Charlottetown Festival announces Sara-Jeanne Hosie will step into silver boots for the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia!, opening this Friday August 9 at Confederation Centre of the Arts (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Artistic Director Adam Brazier has announced a casting change for the forthcoming production of Mamma Mia! at The Charlottetown Festival. Opening this…

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Full Company Announced for Atlantic Blue at The Charlottetown Festival

Confederation Centre of the Arts is thrilled to welcome Tara MacLean’s ode to Canada’s East Coast to The Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by Honibe, Atlantic Blue open this Friday August 2 at 7:30 p.m. and plays Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights through September 27, 2019 at The Mack. The title sponsor of The Charlottetown Festival is…

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Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical to Embark on World Tour

(Los Angeles, C.A.) – Confederation Centre of the Arts is excited to learn that David Carver Music has acquired the world-wide touring rights to the acclaimed Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical. The masterful stage musical balances high energy vocal and dance performances and rousing power ballads with songs reaching into the darker emotions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet.…

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A ‘Q & A’ with Stephen Guy-McGrath (Spinning Yarns)

Opening Saturday July 20 and playing through Sept. 28 at The Mack: SPINNING YARNS This summer The Charlottetown Festival is thrilled to have Spinning Yarns at The Mack. Set in Newfoundland in the early ‘80s, this one-man production brings to life a world of raucous adventures, death-defying escapades, and dubious childcare. The hilarious evening of…

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The Curtain Lifts On The 2019 Charlottetown Festival!

It’s all systems go at Confederation Centre of the Arts as the staff, cast, orchestra, and crew prepare to launch their 55th theatre season of The Charlottetown Festival, sponsored by CIBC. Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical :  Opening Friday June 28 in the Homburg Theatre and playing until July 20 is the…

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Sobey Art Award Finalist Brings New Work to the CCAG

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) will soon be showcasing Philippa Jones’s interactive exhibition Perpetual as a part of its summer offerings. The Newfoundland-based artist was recently long-listed as a nominee for the prestigious Sobey Art Award for the Atlantic Region. Perpetual opens June 22 and will be on display until October 6; the artist…

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The TD Confederation Centre Young Company Returns this Month

Youth theatre troupe bound for Halifax next month; will open Charlottetown season June 29 The TD Confederation Centre Young Company returns this month, and are kicking off their 2019 season off with a bang. The youth performance, leadership, and training company officially opens their season at the Centre on Saturday June 29 at 12 noon…

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Shuvinai Ashoona’s ‘Mapping Worlds’ Conjures Mystical Creatures and Landscapes

ᓄᓇᙳᐊᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᙳᐊᓂᒃ Survey exhibition from Nunavut artist will show at CCAG June 8-September 22 Shuvinai Ashoona is best known for her highly personal and imaginative drawings, with imagery ranging from monstrous and fantastical visions to closely observed naturalistic scenes of her Inuit culture and home community at Kinngait, Nunavut. Opening June 8 at the Confederation Centre…

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Confederation Players Riding the Rails in Ottawa and Montreal

Confederation Centre of the Arts heritage program celebrates 30 years this summer The Confederation Players are marking two important milestones this summer: the 100th anniversary of their program sponsor, CN Rail, and the 30th anniversary of the Players program itself. Founded in 1989 to mark the 125th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference, the Players…

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Mavor’s Returns with Summer Hours and New Menu

Confederation Centre of the Arts restaurant going green, ending use of plastics (Charlottetown, P.E.) – With summer just around the bend, Confederation Centre of the Arts is pleased to announce a host of new changes at Mavor’s. The flagship restaurant—named to honour Mavor Moore, first artistic director of The Charlottetown Festival—is rolling out full summer…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Announces 2019 Symons Medallist

Senator Murray Sinclair to receive the 19th Symons Medal for exceptional contribution to Canadian life (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that the 2019 Symons Medal will be awarded to Senator Murray Sinclair on Friday, November 1 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Symons Medal is one of Canada’s most prestigious…

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At the CCAG: Women in Performance & Women in Discussion

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) is celebrating the final month of the exhibition Who’s Your Mother? Women Artists of P.E.I., 1964 to the Present with a variety of events. These will highlight and compliment the exhibition, which features works from more than 40 Island women artists spanning multiple generations. The ‘Women…

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Festival Casting: Connor Lucas To Play Gilbert Blythe

Shawn Wright & Susan Henley to reprise roles in Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ alongside Emma Rudy & Lucas Artistic Director Adam Brazier has announced select casting for the 55th consecutive season of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™. Connor Lucas will return to The Charlottetown Festival this summer, making his debut as Anne’s academic rival…

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dance umbrella Set To Showcase A Year’s Work With ‘Steps in Time: The Sequel’

(Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – A cherished spring tradition returns next week: dance umbrella’s end-of-year showcases at Confederation Centre of the Arts. These spirited presentations present the amazing results of a year’s worth of training for beginning and emerging dance and musical theatre talent. The matinee showcases P.E.I.’s junior and elementary classes while the evening features the…

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The Town Heroes Roll Up to The Mack for Songwriter Series

Halifax quartet makes their LIVE @ the Centre debut at The Mack April 27 The Town Heroes are closing out Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre’s Songwriters Series at the Mack at this April. Whether rocking out in a sweaty club show or hushing things for an intimate acoustic setting, The Town Heroes are always ready…

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The Charlottetown Festival: Complete Casting Announced for Mamma Mia!

Co-production between Charlottetown and The Grand Theatre has begun rehearsals in London, ON The Charlottetown Festival returns to an idyllic Greek island for Mamma Mia! this summer, and rehearsals are underway for the first leg of the show’s co-production with The Grand Theatre. The blockbuster musical plays in London, Ontario from April 23 to May…

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Confederation Centre of the Arts Welcomes New Board Member

P.E.I.’s Kateri Coade joins board executive The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, known as Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) has announced the appointment of Kateri Coade to its board of directors. Robert Sear, CCOA board chairman, says the organization is delighted to have Coade join the board. “Kateri brings an expertise in social work…

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Confederation Centre Announces Date for 2019 Symons Medal Ceremony

Annual medal ceremony and lecture on the state of Canadian Confederation returns this fall Confederation Centre of the Arts announced today that the 2019 Symons Medal will be awarded on Friday, November 1 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. The Symons Medal is one of Canada’s most prestigious honours, recognizing an individual who has made an…

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Steve Bellamy’s CEO Message: Springtime at the Centre

  Gwe, Bonjour, and Welcome to Confederation Centre of the Arts! What does it mean to have a national arts centre right here on P.E.I.? Through engaging visual arts exhibitions, theatrical performances, music, dance, education, and heritage programming, Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) provides you with an opportunity to experience multiple cultures, histories, stories,…

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Queen’s ‘A Night at The Opera’ will be LIVE @ the Centre

Classic Albums Live returns to the Homburg Theatre with 1975 Queen Masterpiece On the heels of Bohemian Rhapsody becoming the highest-grossing music biopic of all time, Classic Albums Live returns to P.E.I. with the Queen masterwork, A Night at the Opera. Confederation Centre of the Arts welcomes the much-celebrated touring act for its second performance…

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Step Into the World of ‘Chute Libre’ Circus Company

Circus, dance, and physical theatre on offer for April 4 “Pay-what-you-will” performance at Confederation Centre Confederation Centre of the Arts’ “Pay What You Will’ performance returns to the Homburg Theatre this April with circus company, Chute Libre. On Thursday, April 4 the LaboKracBoom Circus Company brings together its distinctive combination of circus, dance, and physical…

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Celebrate World Theatre Day with a Sing-along Choir at Confederation Centre

Adam Brazier and Jenn Cullen to lead group singalong of Kronborg musical tune, Wednesday, March 27 (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – In celebration of World Theatre Day, Artistic Director Adam Brazier is inviting anyone and everyone onto the Homburg Theatre stage for a pop-up choir event, this Wednesday, March 27. The group will learn a song from…

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The Charlottetown Festival Celebrates the Life of Founding Member Fen Watkin

The Confederation Centre of the Arts community is mourning the passing of Joseph Fenwick “Fen” Watkin, O.C.  Watkin was a founding member of the team that brought Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™ to life in 1965 and was a driving force within The Charlottetown Festival for more than 40 years. Watkin passed away Thursday in…

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Federal Budget 2019 supports Live Concerts and Arts Presenters across Canada

Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) is pleased to learn the Government of Canada has announced an increase to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF) of $16-million over two years. This strategic investment helps festivals and presenters across the country showcase Canadian productions domestically. Steve Bellamy, CEO for Confederation Centre of the Arts says, “Support…

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Juno-Nominated Jenn Grant Set to Captivate at The Mack

Second performance in LIVE @ the Centre Songwriters’ Series Island-born Jenn Grant marches into The Mack this month  to perform with the LIVE @ the Centre!’s Songwriters Series. On March 15, experience a new sound from the acclaimed singer with music that explores both the epic and intimate. Jenn Grant had international success with her…

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March Into The Centre This Spring Break!

Magical performances and enthralling art camps on deck, March 16-22 There is plenty on offer for ‘stay-cationers’ keeping it local this March Break. Confederation Centre of the Arts is staging a night of wonder from world-renowned magician Justin Flom on Saturday, March 16 as well as a week’s worth of fun visual arts classes for…

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Last Chance to See ‘The Basement Paintings’ at CCAG

The Confederation Centre Art Gallery is presenting a striking series of large paintings by Hamilton-based artist Sandra Meigs, entitled The Basement Paintings. The work, inspired by the artist’s process of mourning the passing of her husband, finds resonance and exuberance in the face of tragedy. Described as “the most potent work of Meigs’ career” the…

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Islander Day Sale Announced for The Charlottetown Festival

‘A Season of Homecoming’ Last major ticket sale of 2019 on offer for any show, any date of summer festival With recent glacial temperatures driving many to dream of Island summer, Confederation Centre is rolling out a sale to give Islanders their first chance to plan some exciting summer activities. With ‘the Islander Day Sale’,…

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Confederation Centre Launches the Symons Medal and Lecture Essay Contest

Students challenged to reflect on Confederation at present; $2,000 in prizes available (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The Symons Medal and Lecture Essay Contest invites Prince Edward Island students in grades 11 and 12 to submit an original and creative essay or digital piece responding to the current state of Canadian Confederation. The Symons Medal is one…

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Urban Roots Dance Crew ‘GADFLY’ Takes Centre Stage January 31

Toronto/Montreal-based contemporary dance company bring eye-popping, expressive production to the Homburg Theatre  Stepping its way onto P.E.I. soil later this month is contemporary dance company, GADFLY. Presented as part of Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre! the troupe have turned heads nation-wide, being named The Globe and Mail’s breakthrough performance of the year, dubbed “a class…

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Second Show Added for ‘An Evening with Aaron Hastelow and Friends’

Beloved Islander is up close at The Mack January 11 and 12; special guests include Tara MacLean and Alicia Toner Island son and Charlottetown Festival favourite, Aaron Hastelow is home for a visit and putting on a must-see affair. Sponsored by Richardson Associates (1993) Limited, this intimate concert will include stirring performances of pop, rock,…

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Sequential Thinking: ‘Serial Arrangements’ Now On Exhibition at the CCAG

New concourse exhibition features seven groups of works, extending the viewer’s engagement with artist’s process and subjects (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The tradition of artists working in serial – a sequence of pieces – is the focus of a new exhibition at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) that features seven groups of work. Curated from the…

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Make Merry and Sing Noël with the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus

Beloved holiday tradition presented December 16 with special guests Joey Kitson and Valerie Moore Don Fraser and the Choral Music Programme at Confederation Centre invite you for an afternoon of holiday revelry, with Sing Noël. On December 16, the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus takes to the Homburg Theatre stage at 3 p.m. to perform a…

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Confederation Centre Set to Ring In the Winter Solstice with ‘Light Up the Dark!’

One night only seasonal concert combines SoPA music, dance, and theatre; dance umbrella; Mi’kmaq Legends; and many more!  Confederation Centre carries a long and proud tradition of producing a holiday musical, pantomime, or Christmas show each year. This season, organizers are dreaming up something a little different, presenting Light Up the Dark! An Arts Education…

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Traffic and Parking Advisory: Weekend of November 23-25 at the Centre

Symons Medal Lecture, Victorian Christmas Weekend, Wintertide Tree Lixghting all on deck (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) — The weekend of Friday November 23 to Sunday November 25 will be busy one in and around Confederation Centre of the Arts. As a result, the public is advised that driving and parking in the Centre block may be limited.…

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A Musical Rite of the Holiday Season: Handel’s Messiah

Confederation Singers, orchestra, and guest soloists perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Sunday, December 2 in the Homburg Theatre. (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre presents an afternoon celebrating one of the most enduring pieces of music in the Western choral cannon. On Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m., the Confederation Singers, orchestra, and four guest…

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Select Casting Announced for Mamma Mia! and Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical

The 2019 Charlottetown Festival launching 50% off sale, November 17 to December 1 (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Artistic Director Adam Brazier, on behalf of Confederation Centre of the Arts, has announced select casting for The 2019 Charlottetown Festival. Sponsored by CIBC, the Festival includes six productions and runs June 28 to September 28. Rebecca Poff and…

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All Welcome: Opening Reception for Fall Art Exhibitions

New exhibitions include work by Wafaa Bilal, Mitchell Wiebe, The Ronald Bloore Conservation Project, and a survey of artwork by 40 Island women (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) — The Confederation Centre Art Gallery (CCAG) will host an official opening reception for the fall art exhibitions on Saturday, October 27 at 7 p.m. All are welcome for this…

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Queer Songbook Orchestra: Fusing LGBTQ Stories and Pop Music

Collective explore queer narratives; welcome guest narrators Dave Stewart & Rory Starkman   (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre is full-steam ahead this month. Confederation Centre of the Arts – dedicated to celebrating Canada’s origins and ongoing evolution – is thrilled to welcome Queer Songbook Orchestra (QSO) to make their P.E.I. debut, October…

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Confederation Centre Announces 2018 Symons Medal Lecture Title: ‘The Lion’s Cub: The First World War and the Evolution of the Canadian Nation’

Lecture to be delivered by 2018 Symons Medal recipient Dr. Margaret MacMillan   Confederation Centre of the Arts has revealed the title for the upcoming 2018 Symons Medal Lecture, ‘The Lion’s Cub: The First World War and the Evolution of the Canadian Nation.’ As previously announced, the 2018 Symons Medal will be awarded to internationally-acclaimed…

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The TD Confederation Centre Young Company Bound for Calgary

Young Company bringing ‘Aqsarniit’ production to National Child Welfare Conference   (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – The TD Confederation Centre Young Company is hitting the road again. After a busy 2017 season that saw two troupes crisscross the country, the 2018 company has been invited to perform at the Future of Child Welfare in Canada: National Child…

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Jill Barber Reinvents Herself on ‘Metaphora’

Canadian songbird will be LIVE @ the Centre with new and album and national tour, October 11 (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Two-time Juno Award-nominee Jill Barber is one of Canada’s brightest stars, selling out theatres coast-to-coast and headlining festivals. The troubadour brings her national tour to Charlottetown this month, helping to launch the 10th anniversary season of Sobeys…

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afterimage Set to Transform Art Gallery into After-hours Fun-house

afterimage, the Gallery’s after-hours art party, returns to Charlottetown this Saturday, September 29, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Gallery will be transformed into a multi-level living, dancing hive of creativity. Expect signature cocktails, dancing, sculpture and video installations, live music, guest DJs, games, and more dancing. Guest DJ Will Yarr of Halifax will…

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Confederation Centre Lifts the Curtain on Festival 2019

The Charlottetown Festival to present Mamma Mia!, Kronborg, Atlantic Blue, and more!  (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – A fiery redhead. A grieving son. A gregarious family on the Rock. The musical pull of the Atlantic. A young woman’s search for family. Sit a spell. Have we got a story for you! Confederation Centre has announced the playbill…

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Kevin Parent Launches LIVE @ the Centre! Season

Confederation Centre is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Kevin Parent as the first concert of the 2018-19 Sobeys LIVE @ the Centre season. The songwriter will be on stage in the Sobey Gallery of the Confederation Centre Art Gallery on Tuesday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m.

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Culture Days Coming to Confederation Centre

Coast-to-coast celebration includes free events at the Centre on September 29 (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – Canadians are once again getting set to celebrate Culture Days and Confederation Centre is getting in on the fun. Culture Days is a three-day nation-wide celebration of arts and culture, hosted by local arts groups and municipalities. People from all walks…

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Complete Ensemble Announced For The House of Martin Guerre

Concert performance of celebrated Canadian musical will star Josée Boudreau and Adam Brazier (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – An intimate concert performance of The House of Martin Guerre will be presented for one night only in the Homburg Theatre this Tuesday, September 18 at 7:30 p.m. The Charlottetown Festival has announced complete casting for the musical, which is…

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Bringin’ It Home: Last Call for ‘Dutch Mason’ and ‘Stories’

40% off sale offered for closing run of two original Maritime musicals at The Mack  (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) – With The Charlottetown Festival in September twilight it’s last call on two Maritime musicals. On the Road with Dutch Mason and Stories from the Red Dirt Road both made world premieres at The Mack this summer, drawing…

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LIVE@ The Centre back for another amazing season!

Confederation Centre of the Arts launches Sobey’s LIVE @ The Centre’s 20182019 season with an exciting and diverse collection of performances! “This is a well-rounded season with something for everyone,” offers Darcy Campbell, Director of LIVE! @ the Centre. “The program includes A-list musicians, family entertainment, pay-what-you-will options, contemporary dance, and more!” This year’s line-up…

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“It’s very alive!”: SOCAN Award-winners Milk & Bone Hit The Mack

Milk & Bone, a pop duo from Montreal, Quebec, is made up of Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin. The two women have performed at Osheaga and across the world, including opening for Lorde and Cyndi Lauper. This week they bring their electro-pop, dream music to Charlottetown, with a show that promises to be dynamic and engaging.…

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30 years of dance umbrella

dance umbrella, an arts education training programme under Confederation Centre of the Arts, is celebrating 30 years of providing high-quality dance and movement classes. The school offers instruction in a wide range of dance styles for children,  young people, and adults, such as creative movement, ballet, jazz, contemporary, afro-jazz, hip-hop, tap, and musical theatre. Registration…

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Evening Performances: The Box Office opens 2.5 hours prior to each performance. Please call 1.800.565.0278 or 902.566.1267 for information.

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Showcase Gift Shop

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Please call 902.628.6149 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

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