The Charlottetown Festival is a celebration of Canadian performing arts, held annually in the heart of Prince Edward Island’s capital city. Actors, dancers and musicians come from across Canada to show off their talents in musical theatre productions from June to September. There are four stages operated by Confederation Centre of the Arts: the Homburg Theatre with 1100 seats and state-of-the-art production facilities – and the home of Anne of Green Gables–The Musical™ since it opened in 1965; The Mack, a 200-seat theatre known for its intimate atmosphere and festive productions; the 100-seat Studio Theatre where newer, or smaller productions are mounted; and the outdoor amphitheatre where each year Confederation Centre’s Young Company presents a rousing, free performance celebrating Canadian culture. Canada’s top singers and dancers are attracted to PEI each season to take part in the theatre festival that celebrates the country’s stories and culture with live music, lively dancing and inspiring performances.
The most popular and successful of the Festival’s productions remains Anne of Green Gables-The Musical™. This charming story of an imaginative red-haired orphan is guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings and tickle funny bones.