“Friends” of the Playhouse help to provide greater access to the performing arts

At the Fredericton Playhouse, we have a mission of making the performing arts accessible to everyone in our community. But as a non-profit organization, we depend on the support of our donors to share the magic of live performance through our performances and programs. Each year around this time, we put out a call for …

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A Passage to Bollywood celebrates Diwali with an engaging blend of music, dance and theatre

The Fredericton Playhouse Spotlight Series will celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, with A Passage to Bollywood on Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. Presented in partnership with the Association of Indo-Canadians, this vibrant performance by Navdhara India Dance Theatre is full of foot-tapping music, colourful costumes and a gripping plot that will keep …

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Breabach and Old Man Luedecke join forces for special double bill concert

On Thursday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., the Canada 150 Performance Series presents a special double bill concert by Breabach and Old Man Luedecke at the Fredericton Playhouse. Five-piece Scottish band Breabach delivers a thrilling brand of contemporary folk music that has earned them international recognition on the world and roots music scene. Since their …

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Paris – The Show exports the charm and flavour of the City of Lights to Fredericton

Coming up at the Fredericton Playhouse on Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m., Paris – The Show is a vibrant tribute to the greatest French songs of the post-war years. All the charm and flavour of the City of Lights will be exported directly to Fredericton in Paris – The Show. Full of beautiful costumes …

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Fredericton Symphony Orchestra commemorates Canada’s 150th anniversary with a special performance

The Fredericton Symphony Orchestra will perform as part of a special show called First World War in Film and Music: Battle of the Somme at the Fredericton Playhouse on Monday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra will commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary with a performance of a musical score by Laura Rossi, presented in conjunction …

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Playhouse board provides budget update and additional site option for new performing arts centre

In an update to Fredericton City Council, the board of directors of Fredericton Playhouse Inc. provided a revised costing of a new regional performing arts centre and a new option for a site. The updated project costs to build a new performing arts centre in the City-owned parking lot at the foot of York Street …

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Bill and Joel Plaskett team up for a must-see performance

Award-winning musician Joel Plaskett will join forces with Bill Plaskett for a must-see performance at the Fredericton Playhouse on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. Halifax-based artist Joel Plaskett has gained great acclaim as a multiple Juno-winning songwriter, selling out clubs and concert halls from coast to coast. For his latest project, he’s sharing the …

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Ô-Celli creates a unique, full and exceptional sound using eight cellos

On Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m., Belgium-based cello ensemble Ô-Celli performs at the Fredericton Playhouse. Ô-Celli was brought to life by the shared passion of eight skilled cellists who promise to take you on a fabulous journey through a repertoire of both original and arranged pieces. This beautiful concert will cover a wide range …

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Sister returns to the Playhouse for a Late Nite Catechism Halloween show

Back by popular demand, Late Nite Catechism returns to the Playhouse on Sunday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. with The Holy Ghost and Other Terrifying Tales. Sister is preparing her catechism classroom to teach another hysterical lesson in the fifth instalment of this series to grace the Playhouse stage. This edition will reveal the Church’s …

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Fredericton Playhouse reports successful season, but raises concerns over deteriorating facility

The Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton’s first choice for live performance, recorded another successful season in 2016-17. While the organization saw increased activity levels and high levels of fundraising and participation in community outreach programs, the facility itself is at capacity and is in a progressively deteriorating state. Playhouse Executive Director Tim Yerxa and Playhouse Board President …

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