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Confederation Centre of the Arts

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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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we enjoyed the art!

We did not see a performance here (next time!) but enjoyed the gallery. Some very interesting Canadian art on display, well presented, with volunteers on hand to answer questions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did not see a performance here (next time!) but enjoyed the gallery. Some very interesting Canadian art on display, well presented, with volunteers on hand to answer questions. I'd recommend stopping in before a show, or making this a stop on its own.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the first place we visited on our recent trip to PEI. The video upstairs was helpful to explain the historical significance of Charlottetown. There is a lovely gift shop, and we toured the art gallery. You get tickets here for Anne of Green Gables, the Musical, which is amazing. And, the free show outside here at 12:00 is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Confederation Centre in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada, contains a first-rate theatre company that presents full-scale Broadway musicals of exceptional quality, comparable to the offerings of major centers such as Toronto and New York (where I have attended many musicals since as early as the 1950s). This year's offerings are Mamma Mia, with an enthusiastic cast of fine singers and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This theatre is in the heard of Charlottetown and is really great. This city has all kinds of great theatre experiences. The young company from this theatre does and excellent outdoor show each day that is free and very entertaining as well. The season in the main theatre is also excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anne of the Green Gables - the musical was awesome. The play and the music were very well executed. The set movement was perfect and the characters very well played.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ma Ma Mia is in full swing at the Confederation Centre of the arts, you have to go. If you saw the movie you will be impressed on how well it was made into a stage play. People were dancing in their seats and singing along with some of the songs. All I can say is wow! Little old Charlottetown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The musical was so wonderful and the characters seemed like old friends. Bring a hankie there wasn't a dry eye in the place. Absolutely WONDERFUL

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have seen this show over 30 times and it is so worth it! This year the leads, Anne and Gilbert are played by Islanders and they are great! Jessica Gallant as Anne rocks! Marlene O'Brien also rocks as Rachel Lynde. The venue is clean, comfortable... Be sure to take the stage door exit out so you can meet some of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the third time I had seen Mamma Mia and it was the best one! A great interpretation and throughly enjoyed every moment. The Confederation Centre is a joy to visit. Overall a smaller theatre when compared to bigger cities but is awesome to view any performance there. Not a bad seat in the house and the acoustics are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice selection of Canadian Art. Worth the time. Don't miss the Confederation Centre Young Company at noon in July and August in the plaza. Great performance!

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