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All the Island's a stage!

Well, maybe not all of it, but if you love live theatre in any of its many forms, prepare to be enthralled. Our varied venues for the performing arts run the spectrum, from world-famous blockbuster to best-kept-secret status, and everything in between. If it’s musical theatre you’re after, Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ will have you singing and dancing for days.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts is home to a wide range of shows, including concerts, dance recitals, drama, and comedy. The nearby Cabaret-style theatre The Mack provides top-notch entertainment in a more intimate setting. Also look for Anne & Gilbert–the Musical, in its 10th year, now playing at The Guild in Charlottetown. Want to be close enough to hear the actors breathing? Visit the Victoria Playhouse in Victoria-by-the-Sea, Watermark Theatre in Rustico, St. Peters Courthouse Theatre in St. Peters Bay, The Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside and Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. So maybe we weren’t exaggerating: all the Island is a stage.

The word “theatre” means different things to different people. For some, it has to include a play, presented in three acts. Others favour a tap-dancing spectacle, with a live orchestra, and performers belting out memorable tunes. Comedy? Stories about modern life? The classics? Whatever your preference, it’s all here. Enjoy the show!

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    Look for theatre across the Island, onstage and in some unexpected places:

  • Confederation Players present walking tours and historical reenactments that bring to life the Fathers and Ladies of Confederation.
  • The Charlottetown Festival showcases professional musical theatre, comedy and drama.
  • Anne & Gilbert is the story of Anne of Green Gables–in love!
  • The Victoria Playhouse has live theatre and concerts in an intimate setting.