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 would say our courtyard is the best-kept secret in Charlottetown” says Mavor’s server/bartender Shelby Dixon, adding “we’re shielded from any wind and traffic noise, making it a little oasis in the middle of the downtown.”
An oasis indeed, considering the brutalist architecture of Confederation Centre that surrounds this subterranean lush space. Built in 1963-1964, the Centre’s exterior is faced with solid, continuous walls of sandstone. Once used by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery to display public sculptures, the space has been landscaped and furnished to complement the architectural marvel of this National Historic Site of Canada.
Take the stairs down from the concrete plaza off Grafton Street, and enjoy this unique atmosphere before the summer weather and patio furniture are packed away for another year.
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Regular Building Hours
Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
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What are Relaxed Performances?
Sometimes referred to as sensory-friendly experiences, Relaxed Performances give the opportunity for those with various sensitivities towards sensory stimuli to experience and enjoy live theatre.
These performances will be designed in a way to be more comfortable for audience members who may experience anxiety or are not comfortable with some aspects of a traditional theatre setting. This can include people on the Autism Spectrum and their families; those with sensory and communicative disorders or learning disabilities; people with Tourette’s syndrome; someone who might need to move often due to chronic pain or to use the facilities; or even parents with toddlers.
Relaxed Performances offered during the 2021 Charlottetown Festival: