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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: Art Museums, Theaters, Cultural
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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!

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Prince Albert, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Booked tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar over the phone. Staff very helpful answering all my questions. Ticket pick-up very easy. Theater very comfortable. Big seats and lots of leg room. Sound could have been better. Hard to hear the actors at times. Was nice that we were able to take our drinks to our seats. Some theaters don`t even allow... More

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Burlington, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have attended many events at the CCA over the years. I really enjoy the atmosphere for viewing plays and musicals. The entertainment is always top-notch. As a family, we have seen several productions of Anne of Green Gables, and we always look forward to whatever else is featured as well. Additionally, the Charlottetown Symphony is an outstanding orchestra and... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

In the space of 4 days we went to the Centre 3 times. The wonderful theatre hosted Just for Laughs. The acoustics and seating are excellent. I don't think there is a bad seat in the place. The next day we were there for a Christmas artisans show. It was splendid with high quality pieces. The show wound its way... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We took a break from the Shellfish Festival and walked the streets in the heart of the City. Stopping in for delectable Sushi at Mr. Sushi on University Ave, then to book/record stores, secondhand shops, etc., when we stumbled upon the Confederation Centre of the Arts - a late show was almost ready to begin. Admission was reasonable. We spontaneously... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ever since they did their well needed renovations, the centre has never looked better. One of the best acoustical theatres you will ever enter.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Even my husband loved this play and he is a very tough critic that usually falls asleep through performances! He never fell asleep! This play kept his attention. It is a charmer with excellent acting and a delight.--A must see!

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Neath, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Fantastic collection in the art gallery of new works plus a resident collection of local artists both old and new.

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Toronto
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8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a cool complex! Gallery, theatre, cafés, and exhibition space all in one. Don't let the difficulty of finding an entrance dissuade you. Best way to enter is through the "theatre" entrance. The while complex is connected by underground hallways. Explore to see what's on at the time. When we were there, the hallway display cases featured an exhibit about... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Canadian paintings are well displayed - not so impressed by the modern stuff upstairs and downstairs seemed to be a studio. Good exhibtion about the confederation arts projects.

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Took the family to Anne of Green Gables...was on par with any Broadway production...was visually stunning and well-acted! Only giving it 4 stars because we were seated in a row with a family with an infant. Talked to the usher before hand who said infants are allowed to attend musicals. He said that usually the parent will take a crying... More

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