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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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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Saw Canada Rocks at the Arts Centre. It's well worth seeing. Gives you a new appreciation of Canadian music. How can you have a salute to Canadian music and not mention Gordon Lightfoot; just saying.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Visited the art gallery and it was very good. Admission by donation. Features Canadian artists in various mixed media. Short walk for downtown hotels along Victoria Row restaurant area.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Canada Rocks, rocks!! Amazing performers, very talented singers and dancers. A Must see, Excellent song selections

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Vegreville Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This concert put on by the Confederation Center featured Lennie Gallant sharing his island songs and stories. This was held at the Mack theatre which was set up cabaret style. This production also featured Lennie's sister Karen Gallant's unique art work set up as a backdrop visual display during his performance. After the performance Lennie took time to visit and... More

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Regina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The room that we had for our weeklong meetings was easy to find. It was nice and bright, with glass ceilings - sun shined in all day. A little tricky for some of the slide show presentations on the screen but with a little rearranging of tables and chairs, was fine. The lunch provided was very good - caterers were... More

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Baton Rouge, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Saw Anne of Green Gables originally produced in 1964 at the Confederation Centre. Saw also Ann and Gilbert down the street. They both were enjoyable and professionally acted of the caliber of Broadway hits. Anne and Gilbert I would see over and over again, while AofGG was a one timer. Confederation Centre is a beautiful venue, very comfortable and spacious.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We happened to visit the Conferation Center during the celebration week of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference. As part of the festiviites, free tours were given of the Center and of the theatre. You can visit the Confederation Center free (including its art gallery) every day. You can only see the theatre if you go to a performance. We had absolutely... More

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Riverview, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Saw Canada Rocks and loved it as we had loved all the past rock shows over the years. New seats, new aisles makes it easier to get to you seats without crawling over many people. The balcony has been extended also. Beautiful theatre. Like all live theatre the food, drink are expensive. Love going to shows here.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A lovely venue. I initially thought I was going to see Canada Rocks as I was there on a Saturday but it was changed to Anne of Green Gables and I was secretly pleased. It was a good show and one for all with a fondness for the little red headed orphan. It was entertaining and good value for money.

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I went to a performance of Canada Rocks at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown with my husband, two good friends and my working dog. The performance was outstanding. The renovations in the theatre were completed a few months ago - the theatre seating was comfortable and accessibility to the theatre itself has been improved greatly. However, there is only one... More

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