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Confederation Centre of the Arts

145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island PE C1A 1J1, Canada
+1 902-566-1267
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Art Museums
Owner description: The Confederation Centre of the Arts is a national art centre showcasing the best in Canadian visual and performing arts. Stretching over an entire... more » Owner description: The Confederation Centre of the Arts is a national art centre showcasing the best in Canadian visual and performing arts. Stretching over an entire city block the Centre houses a world class art gallery, Mavor's restaurant, a locally supplied gift shop, three expansive conference rooms, and beautiful 1200 seat theatre. A library, an outdoor amphitheater, and spacious outdoor courtyard are also located on site. The Mack theatre is owned and operated by the Centre which is located steps away. Confederation Centre is marking a golden anniversary in 2014 and The Charlottetown Festival is celebrating in a big way with three different productions. A brand-new show from popular singer-songwriter Lennie Gallant will make its world premiere at The Mack. Searching for Abegweit: The Songs & Stories of Lennie Gallant. Fans will be thrilled to hear his latest creations woven throughout this P.EI. love-letter. The troubadour will be backed by a stellar band; plus his sister Karen has contributed a series of original paintings for a stunning multi-media backdrop. This lively show is storytelling at its best and includes Acadian and Celtic numbers that will have you dancing in your seat in celebration of Canada's cradle on the waves. Featured in the Homburg Stage for its record-setting 50th season, is Canada's longest running musical Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™. This classic family musical has been seen by millions world-wide and toured to Broadway, London, and Tokyo. The cast is comprised of 26 pros from all across Canada whose elite triple-threat skills continue to amaze audiences. The second show is Canada ROCKS! Back after an eight-year absence featuring musical numbers from top modern rockers Music from Arcade Fire, Carly Rae Jepsen, Hedley as well as Canadian classics from The Tragically Hip, Bryan Adams, Rush, and dozens more! The Charlottetown Festival season opens June 19 and continues to September 30, at Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. Get your tickets today! « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I came to see both 'Anne of Green Gables' and 'Canada Rocks' on my vacation. 'Anne' was excellent. The dancing impressive, singing- wonderful, the story was moving and the ending surprisingly sad though not unexpected (since I already knew the story). One beef with this show was the subplot of the teacher, Mr. Percy and his child-star student, Pricilla (I... More

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Great Canadian musical history celebrating 150 years... A mix of seasoned performers with very talented youth.

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We saw Anne of Green Gables, The Musical and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is funny, happy, delightful and touching. A wonderful family play for all ages but might be too long for little ones. The music and dancing was great. Anne Shirley has a great voice and is a great actress. It made me laugh and cry too. It was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Home to the longest running musical in the world! Confederation centre is a beautiful theatre with reasonably priced tickets. We were delighted at the performance, cleanliness and staff there. No trip to PEI is complete without seeing Anne the musical!

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Walterboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Firstly I have always felt that the Charlottetown Festival was great entertainment well done and I attend every hear for the past 35. On the other having their ticketing policies are absolutely non-sensical. There is an extra charge of $3 per seat for phone and online booking. When I questioned this I was told that that paid for the 800... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

PEI has built its entire tourism industry on Anne of Green Gables and the CCA features the well loved, long running musical. BUT, try to get tickets on the weekend and guess what? That's right, the CCA would rather you watch Canada Rocks, which is sort of a cross between karaoke and a bad tribute band. Who cares if you... More

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GuestservicesCCOA, Guest Relations Manager at Confederation Centre of the Arts, responded to this review

It is unfortunate that the timing of your visit to PEI didn’t coincide with our current schedule for Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™. Confederation Centre offers four shows a week in July and we have added six performances on three Saturdays in August, as we agree that we would like to be able to offer the show to... More

Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Confederation Centre Young Company 12:00 show everyday (M-F) is a wonderful performance for young and old alike. Celebration of PEI and all the Provinces of Canada.

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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A must see.....sit closer to stage as possible especially if with kids can be difficult to see as seats not very well organized even though recent reno.....seats line up one behind the other!

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The setting is great, the seats comfortable, the location is right downtown. We went to see Canada Rocks. The bathrooms facilities were very nice and clean. The decor was beautiful, the music very lively as we're the singers and dancers. They had a large cast and quite a few musician. They even sang a few songs in French.

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GuestservicesCCOA, Guest Relations Manager at Confederation Centre of the Arts, responded to this review

Thank -you so much for making Confederation Centre part of your vacation. So glad you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to enjoy Canada Rocks in our newly renovated theatre. We value your feedback and look forward to having you back in PEI in the near future. Warm regards Joy More

Charlottetown, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I'm going to start with the positives. There are some very talented people involved with this production, both dancers and musicians, and it was nice to see some of their abilities showcased. With that said, I found that while there were talented people working on this performance, I found the performance itself a general waste of time and money. It... More

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GuestservicesCCOA, Guest Relations Manager at Confederation Centre of the Arts, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to share your comments on your recent visit to Confederation Centre. Sorry to hear the musical revue Canada Rocks did not meet your expectations. While this musical showcases the amazing talent of Canadian artists from various regions of Canada, we are very fortunate to be able to present a wide variety of performances throughout the... More

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