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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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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

During our previous visit to PEI, twenty-five years ago, we saw the musical based on the novel “Anne of Green Gables”, and loved it. Being avid fans of musicals for many years, another visit was definitely on our list of “to do” this time. We had no trouble securing excellent seats the day before, at the box office. We were... More

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Toronto Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Clean and new-ish. Lots of different shows. We preferred Anne over Canada Rocks. Needed earplugs for that one! Talented performers, but so loud!

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Echternach
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was very touching to see where the idea of creating a independant country is born! Parks Canada do a great job!!

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the performance of Canada Rocks. Great music and a great show. Talented performers. Parking was easy as we attended an evening performance and street parking is free after 6:00pm.

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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Came here in 8/24/2014 for the annual Maud Whitmore concert. It was fantastic. We love what was done with the theatre. The talent on the stage is so amazing!!! We will be coming back again next year confed centre needs to hurry up and open up ticket sales so we can block out the group booking for next year :)

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Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This building houses a large theater, art gallery, offices, and gift store as well as a restaurant. Lovely spot to walk through to appreciate history and theater. The theater has been recently done over to be more user friendly - huge improvement. Would definitely recommend the play Anne of Green Gables to those newly visiting the Island.

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Odenton, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Saw Anne of Green Gables at this venue, and it was really nice. It has theater, art gallery, and restaurant. Didn't go to the art gallery, but the venue was great, as was the restaurant (which I shall review separately). The only problem is the parking: don't really understand why they don't have an attached parking garage...? Anyway, definitely recommend.

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Mississauga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

First of all the seating is fabulous as it is not a large theatre. The production is wonderful. They have a great story line and the costumes and set design are first class. It is really enjoyable and our grand daughters loved it. The cast have amazing voices and the acoustics are great. However the play is very long. It... More

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Edmonton, Alberta
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I attended a play here. The seating and sound was spectacular. I don't think there's a bad seat in the house.

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Fredericton,New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Attended this Canada Rocks show and were very pleased with the talent, selection of songs, tempo of show and everything. The singing and dancing and even playing a musical instrument by cast members was all done very well. And multi talented cast !! A very enjoyable evening and the best of the musical shows there in the past few years.

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