Season: 2019-2020

<em>Trophy (Ottawa)</em>

Trophy (Ottawa)

Fleming Park (427 Aylmer St. N, Peterborough)

Friday October 4 2019


Saturday October 5 2019




Witness 15 stories of life-changing moments of transformation in this pop up living installation at Fleming Park, built around stories by people from our community.  Audience members move through at their own pace from tent to tent listening to stories that capture turning points in our lives. ...

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Six Nations/Toronto): <em>The Mush Hole</em>

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre (Six Nations/Toronto): The Mush Hole

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)

Saturday November 2 2019

7:30 pm

The Mush Hole reflects the realities of the Mohawk Institute residential school experience through dance, and offers a way to open dialogue and to heal, through acknowledgement and honouring the spirit of Survivors and families that were impacted. Santee Smith is an award-winning producer and cho...

Precarious Multi-Arts Festival

Precarious Multi-Arts Festival

Artistic Director: Kate Story

Festival Director: Ryan Kerr

Friday November 1 – Saturday December 21 2019

Now in its 3rd year, the Precarious Festival explores, forges, and celebrates the many connections between art and labour in our community via performances, panels, workshops and residencies. Using multiple venues, this festival of Peterborough artistry features artists from numerous disciplines ...

New Stages Theatre Company: <em>Every Brilliant Thing</em>

New Stages Theatre Company: Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan MacMillan and Jonny Donahoe

The Theatre on King (171 King St, Peterborough)

Thursday January 16 – Saturday January 25 2020

7:30 pm Tuesday-Saturday

3:00pm Sunday matinée


​A New Stages Theatre Production

In partnership with Public Energy

A man remembers back to when he was a young boy who tried to ease his mother’s depression with a list of everything he could think of to remind her that life was still worth living. In the process, he makes his own discoveries about the power of hope and storytelling in this powerfully moving c...

Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto): <em>The Chemical Valley Project</em>

Broadleaf Theatre (Toronto): The Chemical Valley Project

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)

Friday March 6 2020

7:30 pm

Located in Sarnia, the Aamjiwnaang First Nations reserve is smothered by one of Canada’s largest petrochemical corridors: the Chemical Valley. Vanessa Gray and Lindsay Beze Gray have dedicated their lives to fighting the pollution that threatens their community’s health and future. Theatre ma...

Emergency Festival #23

Emergency Festival #23

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre (140 Charlotte St, Peterborough)

Friday April 3 – Saturday April 4 2020

From experimental theatre to contemporary dance and aerial circus arts, the Emergency Festival – now in its 23rd year – is a cornerstone of support for local artists creating new work. Artistic programming decisions for Emergency #23 will be made in November, 2019.


Ebnflōh (Montreal): <em>In-Ward</em>

Ebnflōh (Montreal): In-Ward

Showplace Performance Centre (290 George St N, Peterborough)

Thursday May 14 2020

7:30 pm



Showplace Performance Centre

In In-Ward, choreographer Alexandra ‘Spicey’ Landé builds bridges between Hip-Hop culture and contemporary dance, taking the dance of the streets to new artistic heights. With six accomplished dancers, she plunges us into the deep waters of the human psyche, depicting the overlapping of feel...