The Centre for All Canadians

Located within walking distance of hotels, shops and restaurants, the Centre is a full-service rental facility which offers an 1,106-seat theatre, a 200-seat cabaret-style theatre and two studio theatres, complemented by an experienced I.A.T.S.E. stage crew, excellent box office and front of house personnel, and a versatile catering service.

The Centre offers professional lighting, sound, and fly equipment, as well as a staff known for efficiency and expertise. All of this results in your peace of mind, and a first-class production for your performers and their audience.

Sobey Family Theatre seats 1,106 on two levels. It is a wide theatre with two centre aisles.  There is a safety bar on the first row of the balcony which may obstruct some patrons’ view. Please see Accessibility below for access information.

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Any guests with special needs should discuss their needs with a box office representative when booking their tickets.

Guests in wheelchairs or who have difficulty climbing stairs may use the elevator located beside the main box office entrance on the corner of Queen and Grafton streets. This elevator will bring you to the lower foyer for access to the box office, the entrance to the Homburg Theatre, The Showcase Gift Shop, Studio1 and Studio 2, and Mavor’s Restaurant. This elevator can also bring you to the Grafton Street Plaza to gain access to the upper theatre foyer, CCOA Art Gallery or Confederation Centre Library.

The building is also accessible through the Richmond Street entrance, where a lift brings you to the foyer level for access to the administration offices, box office, the entrance to the Sobey Family Theatre, The Showcase Gift Shop, Studio1 and Studio 2, and Mavor’s Restaurant.

Hearing Devices: Sobey Family Theatre is equipped with an infra-red listening system. Receivers may be obtained from the Front of House staff on a first-come-first-served basis.

Booster Seats: Booster seats are available in the Sobey Family Theatre from our Front of House Staff before the performance. These are provided on a first-come-first-served basis.


For most of our performances, refreshments and snacks are available before the performance and during intermission. Alcoholic beverages are also served at some of our performances. All snacks and refreshments purchased on site at concessions are permitted into the theatre. Please note that many of our concession products may contain peanuts or peanut oil.

Please contact Darcy Campbell at 902.628.6103 or [email protected] 

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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


Art Gallery Regular Hours

Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Confederation Chamber Hours
Saturday ONLY 10:00 AM – 3PM

Box Office
Monday to Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Please call 1-800-565-0278 or 902-566-1267 for information.



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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.



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