Despite successful season, Fredericton Playhouse remains focused on the necessity of a new performing arts centre

Fredericton Playhouse Inc. reported another successful season to Fredericton City Council on Monday. While the non-profit organization was successful in achieving many of its goals, the concerns of a deteriorating building remain top of mind. The Playhouse’s main stage was in use nearly every other day last year and featured an impressive 117 performances. Total …

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Op-Ed: Performing Arts Centre design process will focus on community input and collaboration

Last month, the board of directors of the Fredericton Playhouse and Fredericton City Council approved the selection process for the new performance arts centre’s design team – an important step forward for this community infrastructure project. We’re ready to tackle this next stage in developing a new performing arts centre, but we will need the …

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Partnerships with local businesses play a big role in presenting performances

At the Fredericton Playhouse, we depend on the involvement of our local business community as partners in our performance series and other programs. We are always looking to connect with local business managers and owners to discuss partnership opportunities, particularly with our flagship Spotlight and Kidstage Series. Over the years, we’ve formed a number of …

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City Council provides unanimous support for new performing arts centre location

Last month, Fredericton City Council unanimously decided to move ahead with an expanded version of the existing Playhouse’s Queen Street site as the location for a new regional performing arts centre. This latest decision is a huge step forward in the project, and our organization is eagerly moving ahead at a more rapid pace on …

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Fredericton City Council-in-committee approves expanded Queen Street site for new regional performing arts centre

On Monday evening, Fredericton City Council-in-committee approved an expanded version of the existing Playhouse’s Queen Street site as the location for a new regional performing arts centre. In December, Greg MacFarlane, Vice President of the Playhouse board, presented an option to construct a new centre, built in phases on the existing Playhouse site and extending …

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Fredericton Playhouse board recommends building new performing arts centre on Queen and St. John Street site

In a report to Fredericton City Council on Monday, the board of directors of Fredericton Playhouse Inc. provided the results of a series of public consultations concerning the development of a new performing arts centre, and made a key recommendation to move forward with a new-construction option to be built on an expanded version of …

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Playhouse seeks public feedback about performing arts centre project

Last month, on behalf of the Fredericton Playhouse board of directors, I provided an important update on the new regional performing arts centre to Fredericton City Council. Now, we’re looking for feedback from the public and community stakeholders as the project moves forward. The first point we wanted to address was that the total project …

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