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Address: 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island PE C1A 1J1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-566-1267
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Confederation Centre of the Arts is a national art centre showcasing 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 a 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.

 

It’s a big year for The Charlottetown Festival (the Centre’s annual summer festival) with five different productions. In the Centre’s intimate studio theatre, love blossoms at the blue line in Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad. Two lonely single parents find romance at the rink – watching their kids play a season of minor hockey from the sidelines. This romantic comedy has toured every province in Canada, and was written by Cape Bretoner Michael Melski and directed by Adam Brazier, Artistic Director of The Charlottetown Festival.

 

The Mack welcomes Bittergirl: The Musical to the stage. Howlingly funny, relatable and emotionally Cathartic, Bittergirl follows three Canadian women in their plunge from what they think is romantic bliss to total breakup, devastation and through the journey back to happiness. The musical features 1960’s pop and doowop hits such as Dion’s ‘The Wanderer’, Shirelles ‘Mama Said’, ‘The Ronnettes’, ‘Be My Baby’, hits from the Supremes, and more.

 

Featured in the Homburg Stage is Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™, recently named world’s longest running annual musical by Guinness World Records! 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 audience. The Homburg Theatre also welcomes the Atlantic Canadian premiere of the Stratford Festival/National Arts Centre hit Alice Through the Looking-Glass. The Production follows young Alice, who climbs through her living-room mirror, entering a world of wonders populated by such fantastical characters as Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the fearsome Jabberwock. Children and adults alike will be delighted by this spectacular journey into the tobsy-turvy realm of the dreaming world.

Finishing off the season on the Homburg Stage is Evangeline, inspired by Longfellow’s famous poem. Written and conceived by Ted Dykstra, this critically acclaimed production recounts the tale of star-crossed lovers Gabriel and Evangeline, torn apart during the 1755 Acadian Deportation.

 

The Charlottetown Festival season opens June 11 and continues to October 10, at Confederation Centre in Charlottetown. Get your tickets today!

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Excellent art gallery, restaurant, and live theatre

ongoing shows presented for a person's viewing enjoyment. We go to 2 to 3 shows a year and it is a great venue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

ongoing shows presented for a person's viewing enjoyment. We go to 2 to 3 shows a year and it is a great venue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location within hotel base and tourist attractions.Interesting shows presented here at reasonable price?.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Centre is located in the centre of the city. It is also minutes from visiting cruise liners docked at the Harbour. Aside from the main theatre there is a gift shop (reasonable prices), a fine dining restaurant either in door or out door, and an Art Gallery. (I reside in Charlottetown)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

interesting and varied installations in the Gallery and a good dining room. Child friendly and easy access for all ability types

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Saw Anne of Green Gables (because you pretty much have to when you visit PEI!). The theater was clean and prices were reasonable. Staff was friendly and the auditorium was comfortable with decent acoustics.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Confederation Center is a must see on your travels when in Charlottetown. Restaurant, library, and theatre are only 3 of the many parts on this building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Our staff Christmas party was hosted at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, with reception and a turkey dinner buffet in Memorial Hall, followed by a community theatre presented take on "Aladdin" in the main theatre. The food was delicious and hot, the venue comfortable and clean, and staff doing a fabulous job. The theatre is very comfortable and has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The Confederation Centre of the Arts is the place to go when visiting Charlottetown, PEI. I took my Mother and daughter to see Anne of Green Gables and it was so well done. The show was amazing and the new props added to the show. The actors are professional and put on a great show. I have gone to see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Been to many wonderful shows at the confederation centre can't complain about any but Beauty and the Beast was AMAZING...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

this Broadway-class theater hosts concerts, family-shows and musicals that everyone can enjoy. Check out Mavors, an award-winning restaurant housed downstairs. Great chowder!

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