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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 2013
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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Yellowknife
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Saw Evangeline in Sept 2013. Excellent performance and storyline. Facilities are excellent and services are A-1.

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Elmsdale, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to see a show, not bad seat in the house. I can't wait to come back this summer and see another one of their productions.

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Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My friend and I visited on New Year's day for the Premier's Levee. Memorial Hall was full of people milling about to the wonderful piano playing of a staff member-he took many requests and didn't say no to anything! Fantastic food, wonderful atmosphere and impeccable service. A great way to start the New Year!

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

No trip to PEI is complete without seeing Anne if Green Gables at the Confed Centre. It's been running for over 50 years and it never gets old. If you can convince them, even non-theatre fans will love it.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Centrally located in the small capital city of Charlottetown, close to all major sites and scenic waterfront. Hub of the arts on PEI, lovely gift shop and good changing exhibits in the art gallery. Excellent library attached. Good live theatre in summer, and lots of concerts, dance performances, etc. in off season. Essential to understanding arts and culture on Prince... More

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

What more can you say than, "Ice cream, Ice Cream". Great play. Great venue. Fantastic area with lots of restaurants, pubs, and little shops that you can visit before or after taking in a show. Perfect date night.

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Charlottetown, PE
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have been to many shows at the centre, many social functions and have eaten at the restaurant several times...and I enjoyed it every time. They have this new tunnel going from the Confederation Court Mall and the hotel, to the Confederation Centre. it is very convenient and you don't have to go out in the snow to use it.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We saw "Anne of Green Gables" in early September. A fabulous production and heart warming story. Thanks to a tip from our inn keeper at the wonderful Elmwood Heritage Inn we sat in the best seats in the house. Row A, 6 rows back from the front rows, AA-FF, are the much preferred seats because of their elevation above the... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We spent one evening of our stay in Charlottetown at the theater. We were lucky that the Charlottetown Festival was still going on and the Anne of Green Gables Musical was available during our stay. We really enjoyed the humorous yet heartwarming musical about our favorite red head. The staff at the theater were very nice and helpful. The theater... More

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New Brunswick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Evangeline, the theatre production, was a highlight of our Prince Edward Island visit. Don’t miss it! It is not just entertainment but it tells the history of a shameful act flavored with redemption. Beautifully done. It will last in my memory!

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