Season: 2019-2020

Upcoming Performances

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival

Artistic Director: Kate Story

Festival Director: Ryan Kerr

Friday November 1 – Saturday December 21 2019

Precarious2: Peterborough ArtsWORK Festival is a month-long multi-arts festival with over 50 artists creating and presenting new works in theatre, visual art, music, spoken word, literary arts, and performance. Precarious2 also delivers workshops, artistic mentorships, and panel discussions on t...

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

Directed by Linda Kash


​A New Stages Theatre Production

In partnership with Public Energy

Every Brilliant Thing is a life-affirming story of how hope can be maintained by focusing on the things in life that are profound in their simplicity.  The play avoids the familiar way plays and films depict depression and self-destruction by writing the story with humour that includes stand-up ...

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

12:30 pm matinée

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


Call for Submissions: Emergency #23

DEADLINE:  Monday, November 18th, 3pm 2019

Public Energy’s Festival of New Dance and Performance by Peterborough/Nogojiwanong artists is accepting submissions. Have you got an original performance work you’d like to debut? Dance, Performance Art, Physical Theatre, Multi-Disciplinary Performance, you name it. Click here to view the full call.


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

Mature content advisory: This performance is recommended for ages 12+

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...

Past Performances

<em>Trophy (Ottawa)</em>

Trophy (Ottawa)

Fleming Park (427 Aylmer St. N, Peterborough)

Friday October 4 2019


Saturday October 5 2019




Witness 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.  Th...

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

Pre-show chat with curator Patti Shaughnessy at 6:30

Show at 7:30 pm

Post Show Q&A immediately following the performance

Show Length: 60 minutes

Suitable for: Ages 11 and up

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 choreog...