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Welcome to Confederation Centre for the Arts

Confederation Centre for the Arts

Founded in 1964 as a National Memorial to the Fathers of the Confederation, the Confederation Centre of the Arts is more than a tribute to those who formed the notion of a united country; it is also a celebration of the diversity, talent and character of Canada and its history. Situated on the site of the old Charlottetown marketplace, the Centre takes up a city block and is home to an art gallery, several theatres, a gift shop and restaurant. The annual Charlottetown Festival, begun in the mid-1960s, is a firm favourite hosted by the Centre and runs from late May to mid-October. A celebration of musical theatre and comedy, the Festival has spawned several highly successful musicals, including the immensely popular Anne of Green Gables - The Musical- Canada's longest running musical, now in its 42nd year. The Confederation Centre Art Gallery has over 15,000 pieces of contemporary, modern and historical Canadian art work, and is well worth a visit.

Information & Facts

145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Admission to the Art Gallery is free, while show prices vary
The official languages are English and French (predominantly in Quebec).

The currency used is the Canadian Dollar (CAD), which is divided into 100 cents. One-dollar coins are also known as loonies (due to the picture of a loon, a type of bird, on the coin), and two-dollar coins as toonies. Banks and bureaux de change will change money and travellers cheques, as will some hotels, but the rate will not be as good. Major credit cards are widely accepted and ATMs are plentiful. US Dollars are largely accepted, though due to fraud, larger notes might not be and change is usually given in Canadian dollars.

Opening Times
Art Gallery: Open daily, from 9am to 5pm (14 May to 9 October); Open Wednesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm, and on Sunday from 1pm to 5pm (12 October to 13 May). Show times vary
Canada covers six time zones, from GMT 8 in the west to GMT -3.5 in the east.

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