Looking Back

What a year it’s been! We’re reflecting on some highlights of 2021 at the Centre:- Tuesday Night LIVE: $10 tickets to mainstage performances from local artists, including Fiddlers’ Sons, Cory Gallant, Logan Richard, Alicia Toner, Brandon Howard Roy and Obembe. – Lovers’ Lament: a sold-out run of a new cabaret musical written by Adam Brazier, featuring stars of the Charlottetown Festival.- Theatre Training Program: a new initiative in to provide backstage training in Wardrobe, Props, Lighting, Video, Carpentry and Audio.- Venue of the Year: in March of 2021, our mainstage theatre won Venue of the Year at the Music PEI Awards!- The Lou MacEachern Community Partnership Program: with a generous donation of $200,000, a diverse cross-section of local organizations now have better access to the Centre’s facilities and resources.- Return of The Charlottetown Festival: in June of 2021, we presented three mainstage shows: Between Breaths, Dear Rita and Old Stock, each telling a true story from the Atlantic region. In the amphitheatre we presented two new inspirational shows: Street Fusion, in partnership with XclusiV Crew; and The Voices of Resilience, written and performed by The Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors.- Art Gallery: several major exhibitions went up in the Gallery, including ‘The Drive,’ featuring works from The Group of Seven; ‘BGL: Two Thumbs Up (Arts and Crafts)’; and ‘A Life’s Work: Canadian Artist Robert Harris (1849-1919).’- LIVE @ The Centre: in October of 2021, we announced a diverse line-up that included some of the region’s most talented and acclaimed artists. ‘Frontline and Centre,’ a tribute to the Island’s frontline workers, was launched.- The Symons Medal Lecture: in October of 2021, the Honourable Louise Arbour, CC, GOQ was awarded the Symons Medal and presented her lecture ‘DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM,’ or ‘They Desire a Better Country.’- Launch of The 2022 Charlottetown Festival: in November of 2021, we announced the highly-anticipated return of Anne of Green Gables, the world premiere of the new Canadian musical comedy Tell Tale Harbour starring Alan Doyle, Betty’s Song, Hey Viola!, and an exciting slate of amphitheatre programming. – Return of The Nutcracker: in December of 2021, our dance umbrella students performed the classic holiday ballet for the first time in ten years.Thanks to all who were a part of activities that made 2021 a year to remember. We’re looking forward to 2022 with you!

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