Arts & Culture
Confederation Centre of the Arts
The Charlottetown Festival
Arts, culture, and heritage are alive and well on Prince Edward Island, and from the dynamic and rich programming and mindfully curated exhibitions at the Art Gallery to its central location right in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, the Confederation Centre of the Arts is the perfect place to experience it all. Grab your tickets in advance and make dinner reservations for a memorable evening on the town!
The largest musical theatre festival in Atlantic Canada is back for another incredible season! Since 1965, The Charlottetown Festival has captivated audiences from around the world by bringing Canadian stories to life through dazzling theatre performance.
First to hit the Mainstage is the award-winning, smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong. This murder-mystery is a play with in a play, where everything that can go wrong, does (but hilariously). The Play That Goes Wrong runs June 14 – September 23.
Next at the Sobey Family Theatre ia the all-new musical, Maggie, was co-written by award-winning recording artist Johnny Reid and plays tribute to his own grandmother. The story follows a mother in post-war Scotland after suffering an unthinkable loss. She is left to rely on herself and a group of friends to raise her boys and protect them from the world around them. It’s a celebration of family, community and joy during the hardest of times. Catch Maggie June 21 – September 2!
Joining the Festival’s line-up for the first time ever is I’m Every Woman, an empowering performance of iconic music through the decades. Featuring five powerhouse vocalists performing iconic music from legendary women, like Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton, Chaka Khan, Taylor Swift, and more. I’m Every woman runs July 3 – September 22.
Returning to The Mack is The Songs of Johnny & June, featuring Jacob Hemphill and Melissa MacKenzie starring as the titular couple. Celebrate the lives and stories of country’s most iconic couple in this toe tappin’ cabaret.
The entertainment doesn’t stop at “curtain call”! This summer, gather around at the outdoor amphitheater and enjoy two special performances, free of charge, as part of the 2023 Charlottetown Festival.
Kicking things off with shows in July is Mi’kmaq Stories of Rabbit and His Friends featuring the Mi’kmaq Heritage Actors, Atlantic Canada’s only Indigenous Theatre Company. Journey through time and learn about the history and culture of the Mi’kmaq people on PEI through beautiful and immersive storytelling, teachings, traditional dance, and interactive performances.
Let the silliness ensue! Starting July 10, witness the wondrous world of children’s author Robert Munsch come to life in Munschables! Featuring an all-island cast and Munsch’s beloved stories such as Mud Puddle, Smelly Socks, and Murmel, Murmel, Murmel, this is a show that is sure to excite both the young and young at heart.