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Recommended Entertainment Venues

GORDON BEST THEATRE      (705) 876-8884     216 Hunter Street West

The Gordon Best Theatre hosts entertainment and special events, including private parties. It has an equipped stage, a full bar and catering. Jerome and Charron are patrons of young artists and stage entertainment of every variety. The Gordon Best is known as a great venue for hosting a range of entertainment including live theatre, dance, music, film, readings and CD release parties. Downtown. It is upstairs from the Only Café on Jackson Creek. To find out what's on the upcoming program or to make arrangements for an event, please phone.


222nd Havelock Jamboree 2011
18th to 21st August

Bring the Family and come on down to see Nashville Stars and Canadian Juno Award Winners perform at the (2011) 22nd Annual Havelock Country Jamboree! We have been nominated 7 times, along with the Calgary Stampede, as one of the Top 5 Country Music Festivals in Canada.

Don't miss all your favourite country artists performing on our twin outdoor stages. The twin stages are situated in our fifteen acre "Show Field" that also includes, two jumbo video screens and well over 100 vendors! - Sponsored by Chevy Trucks, CMT and The Havelock Country Jamboree

For Tickets: 1 800 539-3353

In Person:
311 George St.N.,
Lower Level 1
George & Charlotte
Peterborough, ON

By Mail:
P.O. Box 1135
Peterborough ON
K9J 7H4

By Email:
General Information

The PSO is a prominent and recognized element of Peterborough’s cultural community, serving and partnering with the people of Peterborough region, existing as an example of musical excellence, cultural championship, social inclusiveness and perpetual personal development for the present and long-term enjoyment of symphonic music.

All Main series performances are at
Showplace Performance Centre 290 George Street, N.


PSO - 2010 Music Beyond Your Dreams

2010 will mark 43 years of continuous classical music making in our area. It has been 43 years since the PSO was incorporated as the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra in April of 1967.

Ticket information:

Also see Showplace Performance Centre

By Phone: 705-742-1992 By Fax: 705-742-2077



Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in the heart of downtown Peterborough has six CHILDREN'S DRAMA CAMPS from July 12 until August 27 running throughout the summer. Your child will have the opportunity to explore the creative aspects of drama and theatre arts within an authentic theatre setting. Each day starts at 9 am and runs to 3:30 pm. Taught by professional theatre directors and education specialists, the children will learn theatre games, tableaux, mime, movement, story telling, role playing, characterization and more. Parents are invited on the final afternoon to the children's performance of their week of work. For registration, cost and other details, please call (705) 749-1146. Book early as these workshops sell out every year!


KAWARTHA JAZZ SOCIETY - At Market Hall, downtown Peterborough, - The Kawartha Jazz Society is a volunteer operated charitable organization that is dedicated to bringing the best in live jazz to the Kawarthas. Concerts are usually held at Market Hall Peforming Arts Centre at 336 George Street - Tickets: Series Pass - 5 concerts for $90 - At the door $20 - Phone for reservations and upcoming concert information Contact: Craig Peterson (705) 745-1870 or Ken Brown (705) 743-8750. Advance tickets available about four weeks prior to show. Single tickets can also be purchased at Moondance Records and Titles Bookstore.


Mailing Address:
Old Millbrook School
1 Dufferin Street
Millbrook ON
L0A 1G0

Just outside of the small Ontario town of Millbrook lies one of Canada’s best-kept theatre secrets – the 4th Line Theatre Company. With an outdoor stage made up of an array of century old barns and the surrounding countryside, the setting itself is more than worth the price of admission.

Idyllic, rural, and quintessentially Canadian, each year the 4th Line Theatre Company runs two or three Canadian plays – written by and about Canadians: small town stories or broad national sagas that touch a nerve in all of us.

Located on the Zion (4th) Line. Visit the website for a detailed map.

(Box Office 705 932-4445 or 800 814-0055)

2011 Season June 28 to August 28, 2011

705    932-4448

290 George Street - In the Heart of Downtown Peterborough

Box Office: (705) 742-7469

Peterborough's finest venue for local, national and international music concerts, musicals, dance, and theatre. Reserved seating only. Visit their website (or view link below) for a complete list of concerts, show times and ticket prices.
Diner's Card and Gift Certificates Available

General Manager: Tammy Duncan


Box Office: Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm
Saturday 11am to 4pm



SHOWPLACE SUMMER YOUNG COMPANY (for ages 11 - 15) Through theatre games, mime, improvisation, character development & script work, students gain valuable experience and develop confidence, creativity and expression. This two week intensive theatre workshop ends with 2 public performances. Cost $300 maximum 14 participants.

For more information or to register, please contact Tammy Duncan at addresses below

For registration and info call
705 742-7089 x15

MUSE International Fine Films - Peterborough Centennial Museum bringing the best selections from the Toronto International Film Festival to Peterborough
MUSE is a program and fundraising project of the Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives and would not be possible without the assistance of our partners at the Toronto International Film Festival Circuit Group, Galaxy Entertainment and the support of our volunteers and film patrons.

MUSE screens all its films at Galaxy Cinema, 320 Water Street (corner of Water and Charlotte) in Peterborough.

MUSE tickets are available only through the Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives, 300 Hunter Street East. Call 705-743-5180. There's also plenty of 'rush' seating available on the day of the screening. $10 per person


MARKET HALL PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE - P.O. Box 282, 336 George Street North Peterborough, ON, K9J 6Y8 - Phone for information (705) 749-1146.

The Hall is managed by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Inc., a not-for-profit corporation, whose mandate is to ensure that Market Hall P.A.C. is used for theatre productions, music concerts, dance productions, art exhibitions, community fund raising events and educational and information programmes related to the arts, for the benefit of the people of the Kawarthas

Venue of performances for Folk Under the Clock, the Kawartha Jazz Society, Public Energy and the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra.




Award winning live theatre. See website for locations and playbills.


FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK is a concert series featuring the best of Canadian and international folk music in an intimate setting in the Market Hall Performing Arts Centre.

Phone for information at Market Hall (705) 749-1146
Tickets available at Titles, Moondance


office: 374 1/2 George Street North, Peterborough, ON CA
K9H 3R9

phone: (705) 745-1788

schedule of upcoming events

PETERBOROUGH NEW DANCE is an animator of contemporary dance and, under the banner Public Energy, related forms encompassing theatre, new music and interdisciplinary work. Since 1994 we have presented a mainstage series of dance companies and independent choreographers drawn from across Canada, commissioned new work in concert with other Canadian presenters on the CanDance Network, and supported the development of the local dance, theatre and performance community by presenting area artists and arranging specialized classes and workshops.

email: WEBSITE



The Lakeview Arts Barn acts as a platform for all arts disciplines from the visual to the performing, including artist showcases, festivals, workshops and of course great theatre. LAB also serves as a wonderful wedding venue having hosted dozens of weddings.

Globus Theatre Inc. presents a varied program of classic to contemporary theatre partnering with companies around the world to be able to produce diverse and accessible theatre for the local community.

LAB & Globus Theatre Inc., 2300 Pigeon Lake Road, Bobcaygeon, ON K0M 1AA, Email


613 395-2100

Toll Free
1 877 312-1162

Stirling Festival Theatre Inc.

Year round regional theatre, drama, musicals, musical comedies, Broadway, dance, summer stock and entertainment.

One hour from Peterborough. Great day tour could include visit to world famous Empire Cheese and Stirling Dairy. Hastings County Agricultural Museum is also a wonderful day trip

Email Box Office:


P.O.Box 95, 41 West Front St., Stirling, ON K0K 3E0

Bringing culture and nature together, a 400 seat timber-frame barn opens to a lush meadow in the hills of Northumberland County. A one hour drive from Peterborough. Featuring renowned Canadian and International artists from late June throughout July, this five week festival presents the best in class of jass, chamber, full orchestra, choral, soloists, world music, opera and musical. Year round activities include wine tasting, Vienenese Balls, Christmas concerts, master classes and public education initiatives. Meadow passes are half price and available on day of concert. Visit website for schedule of performances.

Telephone 705.653.5508

Toll Free 1.877.883.5777

Westben Box Office, 87 Bridge St. East, P.O. Box 1413, Campbellford, ON, K0L 1L0

Little Lake Musicfest
Free Music in the Park - Annual Summer Event most Wednesdays and Saturday nights throughout the summer at Del Crary Park on Little Lake

Peterborugh's Little Lake MusicFest has announced its exciting 2010 concert line-up. What a great way to spend a summer evening, under the stars with some of the best entertainment available anywhere, all free. There is entertainment for almost every taste and age group. Visit their website to view the schedule.




Concerts in the Park Concert Series

Every Thursday July 1 to August 26 - children's concert 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm followed by an adult's concert 6:30 pm to 8 pm at the Gazebo by the Bobcaygeon Locks. Bring your own chair or blanket.

Cicela Månsson, CD, BMus - Manager/Artistic Director Bobcaygeon Music Council
705.738.1347(home); 705.731.9661(cell)


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