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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, and contexts of Canada’s origins and evolution. This is your arts centre and we hope you will explore and experience all it has to offer.

This year we celebrate 30 years of one of our banner arts education programs, dance umbrella, founded by Peggy Reddin and Julia Sauvé. Its first ever year-end performance showcase was entitled Steps in Time, held back in 1989 at the Mack, and this year they will perform Steps in Time: The Sequel. Come celebrate this outstanding dance program that has helped build dance and movement skills, self-confidence, and creativity in thousands of young Islanders for three decades.

Springtime means we are gearing up for summer! In early April the Charlottetown Festival Company began our co-production of Mamma Mia! with the Grand Theatre in London, ON. After a few weeks of performing in Ontario, the company returns to Charlottetown to rehearse Anne™ and Kronborg—The Hamlet Rock Musical, which both open in June.

You’ll also need to hurry to catch two very popular Gallery exhibitions, A Documentary Impulse and Who’s Your Mother? Both carry unique Island focuses and both finish their exhibition period this spring. Also, we have just concluded another successful season of Arts Education Days in both English and French for hundreds of Island students.

Lastly, we will be releasing our new 5-year strategic plan this summer which will outline our efforts to build community, strengthen program quality, and achieve sustainability for the future. The Centre is very excited to welcome P.E.I.’s own Kateri Coade to our Board of Directors and we look forward to her guidance for years to come.

On behalf of the dedicated team at CCOA, we welcome you to the exciting lineup in the weeks and months ahead — hope to see you soon!

Steve Bellamy
CEO

 

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HOURS OF OPERATION

Building Hours

8am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday

Art Gallery

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

Box Office

9 a.m – 8 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.

The Story of Confederation 

June
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm

July- August
Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm

September
Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm


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:
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