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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 potential future, it’s evident that the Playhouse is at the end of its functional life and is living on borrowed time.

Build the Playhouse 2.0


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Project overview

Fredericton Performing Arts Centre Infrastructure Project (English only)

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.

Phase One – Final Report (March 2014 – English only)

Phase One – Appendices (March 2014 – English only)

Phase Two – Final Report (March 2015 – English only)

Phase Two – Appendices (March 2015 – English only)

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.

Economic Impact Analysis (August 2015 – English only)