We are honoured to live and work on the ancestral and unceded territories of several Indigenous peoples:
the Mi’kmaq, Wəlastəkwiyik, Passamaquoddy, Beothuk, Inuit of Nunatsiavut and NunatuKavut and the Innu of Nitassinan.

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ATLANTIC PRESENTERS ASSOCIATION What we do

The Atlantic Presenters Association (APA) is the non-profit regional performing arts presenters’ organization for the four Atlantic Provinces.

Respectful Events & Spaces

The APA is dedicated to providing space that is accessible and free from oppression, harassment, and discrimination. At our gatherings, we will treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of age, race, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion and all our other diverse identities.

Shiftchange

Atlantic Canada's only Performing Arts Festival Conference.
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Atlantic Moves

Curatorial development for contemporary dance presenters, audience development for their communities and the presentation of Canadian dance artists.
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Contact East

Contact East is our hallmark event and Atlantic Canada's premiere performing arts booking conference.
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Membership

The Atlantic Presenters Association offers programs that are valuable to our members and to the betterment of the field.
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A SELECTION FROM OUR Membership Directory

Acadia University Performing Arts

Wolfville, NS

Acadia University Performing Arts

Wolfville, NS

Every year, Acadia University presents and hosts an amazing variety of cultural and arts events. Included are concerts in a broad range of musical styles, classical and contemporary theatre, stimulating literary events and lectures, unique exhibitions of art, and the Acadia Performing Arts Series. Whether the artists already have an international reputation or if they are developing stars of tomorrow, they are delighted to have the community participate and share their work. There are choices here for every taste and budget. We invite you to look over the selection and mark your calendar today!

Francois Cote
Acadia University Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6 Canada

Antigonish Performing Arts Series

Antigonish, NS

Antigonish Performing Arts Series

Antigonish, NS
Michael Steinitz
Dept of Physics, P.O. Box 5000 Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5 Canada

Imperial Theatre

Saint John, NB

Imperial Theatre

Saint John, NB

The beautiful Imperial Theatre is one of Canada’s oldest and works as a seasonal presenter (Sept to May) & a successful roadhouse stage. We have an 842-seat house and can accommodate small, intimate shows to big, broadway theatre and everything in between.

Bethany Stout, Assistant Executive Director
Angela Campbell, Executive Director
12 King Square South Saint John, NB E2L 5B8 Canada

Savoy Theatre

Glace Bay, NS

Savoy Theatre

Glace Bay, NS

Savoy Theatre in Glace Bay Nova Scotia.

Pam Leader
116 Commercial St, Glace Bay, NS
P.O. Box 339 Glace Bay, NS B1A 5V5 Canada

Tracadie Cross Community Centre

Tracadie Cross, PE

Tracadie Cross Community Centre

Tracadie Cross, PE

Tracadie community Centre serves a number of communities in rural eastern P.E.I. There is a longstanding Lions Club, a thriving Seniors group, exercise classes, card parties , semi-annual dinner theatres and special events such as dances, weddings,musical performances etc… The center has been renovated and updated in 2014 and boasts a large well-equipped kitchen.

Barry Schieck, Board Chair
48 Station Road Mt. Stewart RR#1 Tracadie Cross, PE C0A 1T0 Canada

Clarenville Events Centre

Clarenville, NL

Clarenville Events Centre

Clarenville, NL

The Clarenville Event Centre is a multi-use building designed to meet the region’s requirements for sports and recreation, active living, community meetings, gatherings and events.

In addition to offering an ice surface for general skating, figure skating and hockey, the event centre includes an indoor walking track. The theatre will offer an appropriate setting for arts events, lectures or seminars. This multi-use facility will also enhance the region’s ability to host conferences and conventions.

The event centre is a positive investment in healthy living and regional growth and development, adding substantially to the sustainability of the region and enhancing the quality of life for people in the area.

Denise Ellis, Manager
15 Blackmore Avenue Clarenville, NL A5A 1B8 Canada

Florence Simmons Performance Hall

Charlottetown, PE

Florence Simmons Performance Hall

Charlottetown, PE

The Florence Simmons Performance Hall is a theatre situated on the campus of Holland College. Our mandate is to bring in entertainment that not only reaches out to the general public but can also be educational experience to the performing arts students at the college.

Gloria Hastie, Event Coordinator
Gaylene Carragher
140 Weymouth Street Charlottetown, PE C1A 4Z1 Canada

Carleton Victoria Arts Council

Perth-Andover, NB

Carleton Victoria Arts Council

Perth-Andover, NB

The Carleton North Theatre in Florenceville-Bristol, NB plays host to the performances presented by the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council. Located along the scenic St. John River valley in rural western New Brunswick, area residents from several small communities from Perth-Andover to Woodstock and beyond enjoy the intimate setting of this soft-seat venue. Approximately 400 seats are contained in twelve rows with centre, left and right sections.

The Carleton-Victoria Arts Council was honoured to receive the Community Presenter’s Award at Contact East 2007. This award recognizes excellence and achievement by a volunteer organization to present touring performances, commitment to excellence in programming and contribution to community life.

The first show presented by the CVAC was by the Canadian Brass in 1979. We are proud to maintain the long-standing tradition of presenting professional Canadian and international artists to local audiences. The continued success of the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council pays homage to the vision, hard work and dedication of the early committees.

Pearl Black
59 McLaughlin Street Perth-Andover, NB E7H 3B6 Canada

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