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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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Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Confederation Centre of the Arts is a national art centre showcasing...

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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a wonderful art gallery and fun place

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Confed. Centre is a pretty amazing spot. Not only is there a beautiful theatre with amazing performances, but there's a fantastic library in the building as well as a gift shop, bistro and museum. During the summer the theatre group puts on live performances at noon outside just behind the building where there is an outdoor stage. The Confederation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see Evangeline. Performance was excellent and learned a lot about Acadia and the expulsion of the "Acadie". Don't pick seats in the first three rows as the orchestra conductor has his light on and is actually blocking the view of the stage. There were spare seats so were able to move.

Thank anthiso
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended the last preview performance of Evangeline, and thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the theater. The seats were comfortable and even in the back part of the theater you could hear the actors very well. This is a first class facility.

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Halifax, NS
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there for a conference for two days. Food was very poor and cold for breakfast two days in a row while lunch was just ok. The sound in the rooms was not very good but at least it was central.

Thank halifaxfin
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful and spacious building and lots to see and do. A must for any family coming to Prince Edward Island.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the theater in this arts complex to see the play "Evangeline" and had a wonderful experience, not just enjoying the fine professional performance, but also learning about the history of the area and the travails and expulsion of the Acadian people. We also ate at Mavor's, the restaurant in the complex, and it was excellent.

Thank BernieDan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there with an organized event and had a great overall experience over 3 days with the staff and the different spaces that the Confederation Center has to offer.

Thank MarianneLongpre
Grimsby, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a wonderful evening of music, history ad artistry at a performance of the musical, Evangeline at the Confedertation Centre. Great accoustics and comfortable seating, as well.

Thank Grimsbybud
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were looking for some theatre during our visot to Charlottetown and discovered the musical Evangeline at the Confederation Centre theatre. We didn't have huge expectations, thinking it would be a pleasant night out. It was so much more. A moving story, super-talented cast and some of the most creative staging I've see. We were both blown away. The female... More 

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