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Atlantic Canada’s Largest Theatre Festival

As Confederation Centre of the Arts celebrates 60 years in 2024, it will present six productions across three venues at The Charlottetown Festival. Don’t miss the legendary musicals Jersey Boys and Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ at Sobey Family Theatre, the Centre’s main stage. At The Mack, catch the exhilarating cabaret show Becoming Dolly or the Island-inspired comedy 70 Mile Yard Sale. The Outdoor Amphitheatre will bring lively dance and music to downtown Charllotetown with Rhythms and Stories of the Red Earth and Island Steps

Since 1965, The Charlottetown Festival has been the largest theatre festival in Atlantic Canada, committed to creating new Canadian works and promoting the country’s vibrant musical theatre scene.

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Anne of Green Gables - The Musical™

Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™

See Prince Edward Island’s iconic redhead on stage this summer! This Canadian classic is a humorous, touching, and truly athletic musical that will inspire your imagination, tickle your funny bone, and mesmerize you with its graceful and exhilarating singing and dancing.

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Anne of Green Gables - The Musical™

Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ (Sensory Friendly Performance)

As part of our efforts to be more accessible, the Centre is offering this Sensory Friendly Performance – designed to make theatre spaces more welcoming for audience members who may experience anxiety, are sensory-sensitive, or are not comfortable with the conventions of a theatre setting.

 

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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

They were just four guys from New Jersey – until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard, and people couldn’t get enough. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, their lives off stage were a very different story.

Catch the rags-to-riches story of the 1960s rock and roll group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, featuring hit songs like “Sherry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”, and more

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Jersey Boys

Relaxed Performance | Jersey Boys

As part of our efforts to be more accessible, the Centre is offering this Relaxed Performance – designed to make theatre spaces more welcoming for audience members who may experience anxiety, are sensory-sensitive, or are not comfortable with the conventions of a theatre setting.

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Jersey Boys

Becoming Dolly

Step inside the story of Dolly Parton, one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time. This exhilarating cabaret show takes a musical journey through the country music legend’s life with toe-tapping renditions of iconic songs like “9 to 5”, “Coat of Many Colours”, “Jolene”, and more.

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70 Mile Yard Sale

70 Mile Yard Sale

Inspired by Prince Edward Island’s 70 Mile Coastal Yard Sale, comedian and storyteller Justin Shaw shares a story about a madcap journey across the Island to retrieve a lost family heirloom. Equal parts funny and heartfelt, this tall tale is about family, friendship, and finding more than what you bargained for.

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Rhythmz and stories of red earth

Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors: Rhythms and Stories of the Red Earth

Celebrating over a decade as Atlantic Canada’s premier Indigenous theatre company, the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors share the history of Indigenous peoples on Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island) through stories, songs, and beautiful traditional dance. This fun and interactive show features colourful regalia, traditional instruments, and teachings for all ages.

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IslandSteps

Island Steps

This high-energy dance show explores the fusion of traditional Island step with Caribbean and South American movement. The acclaimed Roberts Dance Academy and Xclusiv Dance Crew collaborate for this dynamic performance that demonstrates how diverse cultures can come together and share their love for dance.

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The Charlottetown Festival Calendar

History of the Festival

The Charlottetown Festival is held each summer at Confederation Centre of the Arts. The Festival has long been home to Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™, which holds the Guinness World Record as the “longest-running annual musical,” having played on our stage every summer from 1965 to 2020 when it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just how did The Charlottetown Festival arrive in such a prominent place in the cultural life of Canada? Like Charlottetown’s improbable place in Canadian history, the existence of the Festival in the capital city of Canada’s smallest province has been both extraordinary and unexpected.

Accommodation Packages

Planning to stay overnight on your trip to PEI this summer? Look no further. Check out the variety of packages being offered by some of our accommodation partners. 

Contact the Box Office

Call 902-566-1267 or 1-800-565-0278 or email [email protected]