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New Performing Arts Centre

Addressing the aging physical infrastructure of the Playhouse has been a strategic priority for Fredericton Playhouse Inc. for several years. Having received a series of technical reports on the facility’s present state and its potential future, the organization is committed to resolving this issue: the facility is at the end of its useful life and will soon need to be replaced.

Performing Arts Centre project overview (2016)

A New Option

Fredericton Playhouse board recommends building new performing arts centre on Queen and St. John Street site (blog post, December 19, 2017)

A new option for the performing arts centre (blog, October 16, 2017)

Project update and new options (presentation, October 16, 2017)

Video: Looking Inside the Fredericton Playhouse

Infographic: Looking Inside the Fredericton Playhouse

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Feasibility Study

A feasibility study on performing arts infrastructure development for the region, completed in March 2015, determined a new 6,665 m2 (71,741 sq. ft) downtown facility, built to replace the existing Playhouse, is the preferred way to meet the needs of the region for the next 50 years. Read more…

Phase One – Final Report

Phase One – Appendices

Phase Two – Final Report

Phase Two – Appendices

Economic Impact Analysis

A report by a Université de Moncton economist released in August 2015 estimates the construction of a new regional performing arts centre to replace the Fredericton Playhouse will create 714 jobs and contribute over $141 million to the economy. Read more…

Economic Impact Analysis