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Confederation Centre Updates 2020 Schedule

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March 30 Update from Confederation Centre of the Arts

The 2020 Charlottetown Festival is now scheduled to begin first previews in late June

The Confederation Centre team is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation each day. Following the advice of the Chief Public Health Officer, the Centre is encouraging everyone to stay safe and continue supporting one another through these unprecedented times.

CEO Steve Bellamy announced today that The Charlottetown Festival will run on a revised schedule, beginning in late June, pending further updates from the Chief Public Health Officer.

The Festival was originally to launch previews in early June for its flagship, Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™<https://confederationcentre.com/whats-on/anne-of-green-gables-the-musical/>. Due to the impact of COVID-19, all performances of Anne of Green Gables—The Musical™<https://confederationcentre.com/whats-on/anne-of-green-gables-the-musical/> from June 3-23 have been cancelled, with previews now beginning on June 27.

At this time, all other shows in The Charlottetown Festival will run as scheduled, opening in late June and early July and running until September 25 and 26. The revised schedule will depend on how the situation evolves over the coming weeks.

For those patrons whose performances have been cancelled, the Box Office will be in touch in the coming weeks to discuss options. The Centre team is dealing with a high volume of calls and greatly appreciates the support of patrons to date.

“We respect that there is still a high degree of uncertainty about what will be possible in the late summer and fall,” offers Bellamy. “We are adjusting our plans as the situation develops, and we will continue to do so in the weeks and months ahead. Whenever it becomes safe to gather again, we want to be ready for our patrons, members, and artists. We are looking forward to sharing the joy we all experience when we engage together as a community with the arts.”

Currently, all Centre programming has been cancelled or delayed until further notice. The Centre building itself remains closed to the public based on guidance from Public Health, however many staff are working from home and available via email and phone.
Bellamy continues, “Although current events have been cancelled, we are planning, at this point, for a late June start to The 2020 Charlottetown Festival–so long as it safe to do so.”

Please continue to visit the Centre website<https://confederationcentre.com/> and Centre social media for up-to-date information on the Centre’s response to this evolving situation.

Confederation Centre wishes to acknowledge the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Government of P.E.I., and the City of Charlottetown for their continued support.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Fiddling While You Wait

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The Scottish Fiddle Orchestra*

| Homburg Theatre

Join the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra and enjoy a feast of all that is best in Scottish music and entertainment! The Orchestra returns to North America in March/April 2020 bringing their unique sights and sounds of Scotland. Be gripped by the sound of massed fiddles; enchanted by emotional slow airs; captivated by moving lyrics and delighted by the Rhythmic Reels and Jigs – it’s enough to get even the hardened audience member up on their feet!

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Message in a Bottle

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Thank you Confederation Centre of the Arts for sharing this important message on your digital sign.
REQUEST:

Do you have a digital sign, poster board, chalk board on which you too can share this important public message.

Send us a photo of your sign.

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PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

UPEI Wind Symphony Show Cancelled

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UPEI Wind Symphony presents Contemporary Works for Wind Band

| Homburg Theatre

The UPEI Wind Symphony presents its final recital of the 2019-2020 academic year featuring a set of outstanding Contemporary Works for Wind Band.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

MacLellan Concert Postponed

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Catherine MacLellan

| The Mack

Catherine MacLellan is a JUNO award-winning artist and the pride of P.E.I. With six albums, countless awards, and constant touring through Canada, the U.S., and Europe, MacLellan has become one of Canada’s finest and favourite singer-songwriters on her own merits. Keeping away from the media circus and celebrity scene, and preferring to live at home in rural P.E.I.,she’s worked diligently at her craft, releasing a series of remarkable, creative albums, culminating in the Juno Award-winning ‘The Raven’s Sun’ from 2014. Catherine’s commitment remains at the heart of her work, evident to fans and industry alike. Her seventh album, COYOTE, is out in fall 2019.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

Until Further Notice

Confederation Centre of the Arts Closed to the Public until Further Notice

All programing—up until April 12—is cancelled or postponed

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 On Monday March 15, P.E.I.’s Chief Public Health Officer provided a new set of recommendations for the public in relation to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Dr. Morrison’s recommendations included:

·         Stopping all non-essential travel outside Canada

·         Self-isolating for 14 days following all international travel, including to the U.S.

·         The closure of all public schools and child care centres until April 6

In addition, the public is requested to reconsider attending social gatherings where a distance of two metres cannot be maintained. 

“Confederation Centre is closely monitoring this evolving situation and our primary concern is the safety, health, and well-being of our staff, our artists and visitors to our facility,” says CEO Steve Bellamy. ‘We would like to assure Islanders and visitors that we will continue to take the necessary precautions and follow the recommendations of the Island’s Chief Public Health Office as it relates to our administration and operations.” 

With that in mind, as of Tuesday, March 17 and until further notice, Confederation Centre will be closing all public areas within the facility, including: the Art Gallery (CCAG), The Showcase, The Homburg Theatre, The Mack, the Confederation Chamber Replica, the concourse, and all rental facilities. 

All programming that was scheduled up until April 12, 2020 is cancelled or postponed until a later date. This includes:

·         Soup’Art (March 20)

·         Rose Cousins (March 21)

·         Legends of Motown (March 27)

·         Catherine MacLellan (March 28)

·         Scottish Fiddle Festival (April 3)

·         Dance Umbrella: Ahoy! (April 4)

·         Choral Music: Voices of Spring (April 5)

·         Choral Music on a Holy Day (April 10)

·         All CCAG exhibitions

·         dance umbrella classes

·         Choral Music classes

In addition, there are events beyond April 12 that have been cancelled. They include:

·         Jesse Cook (April 16)

·         Basia Bulat (April 17)

·         PEI Symphony Orchestra (April 19)

·         Abbamania (April 24)

·         Pinch Penny Fair (April 25)

 Please visit the Centre website for up-to-date information on Confederation Centre’s response to this evolving situation.

Box office staff will be reaching out directly to ticket holders for all cancelled or postponed shows over the coming days. However, individuals holding pre-purchased tickets can contact the box office at 902 566-1267 or 1 800 565-0287, or by email atboxoffice@confederationcentre.com

As a charity organization, the Centre appeals for patrons’ ongoing support during this time of crisis and that patrons consider donating the value of their ticket(s) back to the organization for a charitable donation receipt. Other options include the Centre issuing a credit to a patron account, which will not expire and will be valid on any upcoming Confederation Centre shows.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse

How the Confederation Centre is Responding to COVID-19

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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, the team at Confederation Centre of the Arts (CCOA) continues to closely monitor developments regionally and globally.

We are following official guidelines and operating procedures based on the most recent recommendations of thePublic Health Office of the Province of P.E.I. in order to support health and safety in our community.

We want reassure all our visitors that the health of our employees, our patrons, our artists, and the general public is our priority. At this time, CCOA is operating as normal, based on the most recent health recommendations.

Going forward, we will provide updates on our social media sites, on our website, and through local media should any of our theatre, gallery, arts education, facility rental, or catering services be affected, based on future recommendations from Provincial Public Health. 

For more detailed information about and general precautions and best practices regarding COVID-19, please visit the Provincial Public Health website.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Should you have any general questions, contact Joy Gallant, director of guest services, at jgallant@confederationcentre.com or 902-628-6118.

PEI Professional Theatre Network

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PEI Theatre is the Guild, Harbourfront Theatre,
Confederation Centre for the Arts,
Watermark Theatre, and the Victoria Playhouse