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Season: 2022-2023

Current Performances:

Omaagomaan  in the photo.

Omaagomaan

Waawaate Fobister

(Anishinaabe, Grassy Narrows First Nation)

Market Hall Performance Centre (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

February 2 @ 7:30 PM

Run Time: 50minutes + 15 min Q&A

Accessibility: Accessible venue and washrooms, audio assist system available for hard of hearing. To book an audio headset email admin@publicenergy.ca

Click here to view the Market Hall Venue Guide

All ages

COVID precautions: This is a mask-friendly event

Tickets are sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.

Purchase tickets online now!

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

You can also reserve tickets by email or phone (no credit ca...

Sex Dalmatian Individual wearing Dalmatian bodysuit, ears, gloves, and a leash in crouching position looks at camera with shocked expression, doggy kibble (resembling poop) on the floor by rear. Pink backdrop. Words in upper left corner reads Dance / Theatre. in the photo.

Sex Dalmatian

World Premiere

Alyssa Martin, Rock Bottom Movement

(Tkaronto/Toronto)

Market Hall (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

February 17th @ 7:30 PM

Run Time: 75 minutes – no intermission

Accessibility: Accessible venue and washrooms, audio assist system available for hard of hearing. To book an audio headset email admin@publicenergy.ca

Click here for the Market Hall Venue Guide

Mature audiences

COVID precautions: This is a mask-friendly event

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.

Purchase tickets online now!

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

You can also reserve tickets by email or phone (no credi...

Paddle Song Cheri Maracle as Pauline Johnson is posed in front of a black backdrop, her eyes fixed staring into the distance, expression resolved. She wears a dress trimmed in leather fringe and a shawl. in the photo.

Paddle Song

Co-Presented by Nozhem: First Peoples’ Performance and Public Energy Performing Arts

Cheri Maracle

(Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation)

Nozhem: First Peoples’ Performance Space (Room 101, Enwayaang Building, 1 Gzowski Way, Peterborough) 

March 24 & 25 @ 7:00 PM

Accessibility: Physically accessible venue and washrooms

Click here for the Nozhem: FPPS Venue Guide

All ages

Photo Credit: Benjamin Laird Arts & Photo

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.

You can reserve your seat(s) here.
Please note that tickets are PWYC cash only at the door

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admissi...

These are the Artists in your Neighbourhood  in the photo.

These are the Artists in your Neighbourhood

Mammalian Diving Reflex

(Tkaronto/Toronto)

Watson & Lou, Gallery of Sorts (383 Water Street, Peterborough)

March 3rd, 2023 

6:00-10:00pm (drop-in; as part of Peterborough’s First Friday Art Crawl)

Accessibility: This event will be held in a physically accessible venue

All ages

Photo Credit: Esther Vincent

This audio project brings together art students at Thomas A Stewart Secondary with artists from in and around Nogojiwanong/Peterborough. The students welcome the artists into their school to give a hands-on workshop and can ask any questions they want. Then we flip it: artists asking, students an...

Previous Performances:

A celebratory CD Launch for clifton joseph Man in hat, red pants, and long patterned coat holding papers walks in the middle of a busy street next to cars and buildings. Upper left corner says

A celebratory CD Launch for clifton joseph

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with special guests Chet Singh and Jon Hedderwick

When: Sunday August 14 at 5pm
Where: Silver Bean Café
Millennium Park, 130 King Street, Peterborough
Licensed by AGCO
How much:
PWYC ($0-$20)

Accessibility: This event is accessible to those using wheelchairs and mobility devices

Ages 12+

An outspoken and insightful writer, clifton joseph is one of the founders of the dub poetry movement in Canada and has performed widely across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the West Indies; published Metropolitan Blues, a book of poems; released an album of poetry & music,...

Digital Dervish + Flamenco Sonic Image of whirling Dervish dancer performing Sema (turning ritual) in front of swirling red lights. Text reads: Dance & Multimedia Performance. in the photo.

Digital Dervish + Flamenco Sonic

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A Multimedia Performance Work by Hedy Hurban (Firoza)

(UK)

In-Person and livestream tickets available

Market Hall Performance Centre (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

September 9th @ 7:30 PM &

September 10th @ 1:00PM (Livestream available for this show only)

Join us for a Q&A with the artists on stage following both shows!

Opening night reception immediately following Q&A on September 9th

Length: 30 minutes + 15 minute Q&A

Accessibility: This performance involves quickly moving lights and is not suitable for most photosensitive individuals.

All ages

COVID precautions: This is a mask-friendly event and audience seating will be physically distanced in the theatre. Note that the Market Hall bar is open and there will be a reception with food following the Friday show.

Photo: courtesy of Firoza

Tickets are sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.

Purchase tickets online now!

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

You can also reserve tickets by email or phone (no credit ca...

As You Like It photo credit: Dahlia Katz in the photo.

As You Like It

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A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal

Produced by Crow’s Theatre

(Tkaronto/Toronto)

Co-Presented by the O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk Collective and Showplace Performance Centre

Supported by 4th Line Theatre and Public Energy
This programming is part of the 3rd annual Mnoominkewin Gathering

(Nogojiwanong/Peterborough)

Showplace Performance Centre (290 George Street, Peterborough)

September 22 & 23 @ 7:30 PM

Length: 90 minutes

Photo Credit: Dahlia Katz

Tickets:

Purchase Tickets for September 22nd at 7:30pm

Purchase Tickets for September 23rd at 7:30pm

Ticket Price: $25

Underemployed, students and artists PWYC, suggested amount $15

For two nights only – September 22 and 2...

Heirloom / Peterborough Two individuals in bright, colour block, vintage style jackets on outdoor stage in front of trees. One standing, one laying on back. Juggling balls scattered on stage. Upper left corner reads

Heirloom / Peterborough

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Click Here for the Digital Program

RAIN UPDATE: Heirloom / Peterborough has been moved inside to the Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St Peterborough, due to rain. We are sorry for any inconvenience and we look forward to seeing you at the show!


Co-Presented by Fall For Dance North and Public Energy Performing Arts

Choreographed by Zack Martel and Santiago Rivera

(Tiohtià:ke/Montréal)

Peterborough Square Courtyard (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

Click here for the Peterborough Square Venue Guide

Rain location: Market Hall Performance Centre (140 Charlotte Street, Peterborough)

Market Hall is a mask-friendly environment

Click here to read Market Hall’s Covid-19 policy

September 25th @ 4:00 PM

Run Time: 60minutes + 15minute Q&A

You are welcome to bring your own chair. However, seating will be provided. 

All ages

Photo Credit: Bruce Zinger

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale (suggested amount: $15 per audience member)

Purchase tickets online now!

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

Produce Bags by Lunar Rhyth...

Titty Cakes: A Recipe for Radical Acceptance A woman with curly red hair stands with her arms stretched upwards, forearms resting on her head. She smirks, eyes gazing towards the heavens. She is topless. A large scar spans her chest, occupying the place where her breasts had once been. Upper left corner reads

Titty Cakes: A Recipe for Radical Acceptance

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Presented By The Theatre on King

Fuelled by Public Energy Performing Arts

Sarah McNeilly

(Nogojiwanong/Peterborough)

The Theatre on King (171 King Street, Peterborough)

October 19-22 @ 8:00 PM

& October 23 @ 2:00 PM

Run Time: Approx. 75 minutes

Accessibility: Physically accessible venue and washrooms
The complete venue guide is available here

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.
Tickets are available for purchase here

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

The Theatre on King asks that all audience members be masked. 

Mature audiences, please see content warnings and performance guide below.

St. Agatha of Sicily is the Patron Saint of breast cancer patients, rape victims, bakers, and bellfounders. Every February, a festival held in her honour serves dome-shaped cakes called: “Minne di Sant’Agata” (“Little Breasts of Saint Agatha”).

Sarah McNeilly is neither Catho...

Anxiety Individual sits on shins, holds two fingers in front of mouth as if holding a cigarette, and holds two fingers on the other hand straight up in the air. Wearing a silk dress under a black shawl, the individual has red stage lights on them and looks into the distance longingly. in the photo.

Anxiety

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Kate Story

(Nogojiwanong/Peterborough)

Directed by Ryan Kerr

Music composed and adapted by karol orzechowski/garbageface

Outside eyes: Marie-Josée Chartier and Patti Shaughnessy

The Theatre on King (171 King Street, Peterborough)

November 24, 25, 26 @ 8:00 PM  SOLD OUT

November 27 @ 2:00 PM *Relaxed Performance*  SOLD OUT

December 1, 2, 3 @ 8:00 PM  SOLD OUT

Run Time: 80 minutes – no intermission

Accessibility: Accessible venue and washrooms

All ages

Tickets will be sold on a sliding PWYC scale from $5 to $25.
And are available for purchase here

*Sliding scale pricing is offered to make our tickets accessible and affordable for everyone. All tickets are general admission.*

You can also reserve tickets by email or phone (no credit card required). Please email your request to admin@publicenergy.ca or call 705-745-1788.

Photo Credit: Andy Carroll

Like the clash of Tibetan cymbals, or an opera in a foreign tongue…
Click here to read the wonderful article on Anxiety written by Ann Jaeger.

You’ve never experienced Beowulf like this! Kate Story skillfully weaves the epic poem into a humorous, ...