Whether you want to be sitting indoors at the theatre or lounging on an outdoor patio there is something in this city for you. Charlottetown is busting at the seams with culture and live entertainment.
New for 2009! Enter the fantasy of the Disco Cirque. This new Canadian musical theatre production takes disco to the height of glamour, decadence, indulgence and dancing with the added sparkle of contemporart circus! June 24th-September 25th.
Plus everyone's favourite, Canada’s longest running musical Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™, back for its 45th season! Based on L.M. Montgomery’s novel, this family classic relives the poignant and funny story of Anne Shirley, the spunky, red-headed orphan who comes to PEI hoping to find a happy home. June 18th-September 26th
Don’t miss the theatrical celebration of songs and stories of one of Canada’s most powerful writers –Stan Rogers – Matter of Heart. Stan Rogers gave a resounding voice to those who work closest to the land, sea, the sailors, the fishermen and farmers. This eloquent show plays at the Mack Theatre, July 2nd-September 26th.
Inside Studio 2, July 14th-August 7th is Charlie Farquharson and Them Udders. The show is about Don Harron’s (best known for writing the lyrics for Anne) alter ego Charlie Farquharson, his Scottish cousin Hamish Moultrie Farquharson, and Charlie’s rich city cousin Valerie Rosedale.
Take advantage of the FREE lunchtime performance by the theatre’s young company on the outdoor amphitheatre located at the back of the Centre. Or tour the Confederation Centre Art Gallery, the largest gallery in Atlantic Canada.
Charlottetown hosts an increasing number of outdoor summer festivals that bring culture right out into the streets. You will find that throughout the city streets something is Always on Stage. Three different entertainment pods are sporadically placed throughout the City featuring a wide genre of entertainment, music and dance. Visit the Charlottetown Visitor’s Information Centre to pick up your Always on Stage map and schedule. In addition, venues like Carrefour, Beaconsfield, Benevolent Irish Society, and The Guild , provide an ongoing series of concerts, with music that ranges from classical to contemporary.
Canada's Largest Birthday Celebration east of Ottawa! Come join us in Canada’s Birthplace for live outdoor concerts on the waterfront, International Buskers, children’s midway, and the largest firework display in Atlantic Canada. Charlottetown rocks this Canada Day weekend at the Festival of Lights .
A parade of Canadian music legends will headline this summer’s PEI Jazz and Blues Festival. From cerebral to sultry, from hard driving to low down . . . there is something for every listening tastes. To see this year’s line-up of talent visit www.jazzandblues.ca .
Alive with theatre performances, dance events, music concerts, literary readings, art openings and craft shows all year round makes Charlottetown the place to be. Almost any evening of the week you can have your pick of an exhibit or poetry reading, live theatre performance or traditional ceilidh.
The Charlottetown Festival
t: (902) 628-1864; toll free: 1-800-565-0278
t: box office: (902) 566-1267
The 2009 Charlottetown Festival offers world-class theatre from June 18 to September 26, including Anne of Green Gables –The Musical™, Disco Cirque, Stan Rogers - A Matter of Heart, Charlie Farquharson and Them Udders.
t: (902) 620-3333 – Box Office
t: (902) 368-4413 – Office Inquiries
Located at the corner of Richmond & Queen streets in historic downtown Charlottetown, The Guild showcases the Island’s best and brightest talents. The fully-equipped black box theatre and art gallery (Gallery @ The Guild) feature both seasoned and emerging artists and entertainers. This cultural venue treats you to music, dance, theatre, comedy, and contemporary works, all of which are presented in a professional, multimedia, air-conditioned, licensed, wheelchair-accessible environment.