Reflecting the Cultural Diversity of our Community

Embracing diverse cultural backgrounds is one of our core values at the Fredericton Playhouse. Over the last few years, we’ve made targeted efforts to showcase Fredericton’s diverse ethno-cultural community through performances, programs and partnerships. Fredericton is home to dozens of different ethno-cultural groups, composed of both newcomers and people who were born and raised in …

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If you think attending live performances is reserved for the privileged, think again

While the performing arts have evolved significantly over the years, many people still have preconceptions about the accessibility of attending performances, especially when it comes to the issue of affordability. This month, I’ll address some common myths about the cost of attending performances and other activities at the Fredericton Playhouse. We sometimes encounter criticism from …

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An “experience” makes a thoughtful gift

We always look forward to the holiday season at the Fredericton Playhouse, and once again, the past month has been full of magical, festive performances. It’s a joy to see friends and family come together to experience our heartwarming lineup of holiday shows. This November and December have been exceptionally busy at the Playhouse, and …

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“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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Canada 150: An opportunity to look back, look forward, and look within

2017 marks an important year for Canada, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of confederation. The Fredericton Playhouse is participating in this year-long celebration with our Canada 150 Performance Series. We see this anniversary as a pivotal milestone for our country – it’s an opportunity to connect with our past, celebrate who we are today, …

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2017-18 Season Has Something for Every Taste and Curiosity

Last month at the Fredericton Playhouse, we announced our 2017-2018 Spotlight Series lineup, which includes 24 world class performances. With full-price tickets set to go on sale at the end of this week, it’s an exciting and busy time for our organization. The Spotlight Series is our flagship program, featuring professional performances in music, theatre, …

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Securing artists for our programs: not a simple task

At the Fredericton Playhouse, we present a number of different programs every year, each intended to foster the community’s interest in and appreciation of the performing arts. I thought it might be interesting to explore one of those programs, our Spotlight Series, and explain how we develop this series to bring diverse international touring artists …

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