Festival Hall Centre for the Performing Arts

Upcoming Dates

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Wayne Rostad & Friends present CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY - 7:00 p.m.
Christmas in the Valley
Price: $35.40 plus HST and fees

Great news! Wayne has put together a new live show for Christmas in The Valley, 2018, under the direction of musical director Joe Turner. Also appearing will be The Christmas in The Valley. Lots of special guests musicians

You’ll hear favorites from the radio series and many recordings that made Christmas in The Valley such a lasting success.




Thursday, December 6th, 2018

THE ENNIS SISTERS Christmas Tour - 7:30 p.m.
Christmas Tour
Price: $32 plus hst & fees, youth 16 & under $16 plus hst & fees


Back at Festival Hall by popular demand, the Ennis sisters are world renowned, celebrated songbirds.  We're so thrilled to have their highly acclaimed Christmas show, treating us to an evening of beautiful music, with their backup group, entertaining stories and comedy, and the true down east Christmas spirit.

The Ennis Sisters were born and raised on Irish Newfoundland tunes. Their father is a traditional button accordion player, and mother grew up on the southern shore of the Avalon, surrounded by music. Throughout the Ennis Sisters’ childhood, if their parents weren’t making music, it was coming through the radio – particularly the Irish Newfoundland radio shows, which aired on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

“There was just no escaping the Irish Newfoundland, Traditional music growing up,” says Karen. “When we first began singing for an audience, these were the songs we sang. It’s what came easiest and most natural, and still does.”

Maureen plays Stonebridge Guitars (
Karen plays Michael Burke Whistles (

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Atyeo's Dance Studio Presents
Price: 20.00 tax included plus processing fees

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

PSO Annual Christmas Special - 2:00 p.m.
featuring the Canadian Military Wives Choir
Price: $25 adults, $15 students, 12 & under free. Plus hst and fee.

Christmas Special

We will be joined by the Canadian Military Wives Choir Petawawa who will get you in the mood for the Festive Season. We are also performing two “new to us” Christmas pieces, Coleridge-Taylor’s Christmas Overture and Robert Wendel’s Caribbean Sleigh Ride.

Schubert Symphony No. 6 "Little C Major"
Coleridge-Taylor Christmas Overture
A Selection of Seasonal Music including excerpts from Hansel & Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Special Guests: Canadian Military Wives Choir Petawawa

Friday, January 18th, 2019

QUEEN FLASH - 7:30 p.m.
A Tribute to Queen
Price: 38.00 plus taxes and ticketing fees

Look-a-like, sound-a-like, Johnny Zatylny has been captivating audiences by carrying on the musical tradition of Freddie Mercury since 2000.

His amazing likeness with the original, matches his perfect performance of "Queen" songs both through his voice and his unmistakable stage presence.

This fabulous 6-piece Queen tribute is an exciting, high energy show that will get people out of their seats. “Queen Flash” is a grand, theatrical representation of this beloved band, the subject of the recent box office blockbuster "Bohemian Rhapsody." 

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

PSO Season Finale THE FRENCH CONNECTION - 7:30 p.m.
with soloist Christina Petrowska-Quilico
Price: $25 adults, $15 students, 12 & under free. Plus hst and fee.

This concert is all about women in commemoration of International Women’s Day 2019 (March 8).  We celebrate the talents of women composers and performers. All works are composed by women from all over the world.  Our esteemed soloist is Christina Petrowska-Quilico who was rated by the CBC as one of the top 25 Canadian pianists of all time, yes, she is right up there with Oscar Peterson and Glen Gould.  Don’t miss this chance to see Christina live at Festival Hall.  For more information about Christina visit our website

Fanny Mendelssohn Overture in C Major
Larysa Kuzmenko Concerto for Piano & Orchestra No. 1
Soloist: Christina Petrowska-Quilico
Works by: McTee, Boulanger, Bushnaq, Badian & Albert all women composers.


Saturday, April 27th, 2019

PSO Season Finale THE FRENCH CONNECTION - 7:30 p.m.
Narrated by CBC's Doug Hempstead
Price: $25 adults, $15 students, 12 & under free. Plus hst and fee.

Our Season Finale features Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. We have two local, and very talented pianists performing with us for the Carnival of the Animals: Ivan Barney and Elena Semenets.

We will also be joined by Doug Hempstead of the CBC as he narrates. Opening with Offenbach’s Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld and ending with Franck’s Symphony in D Minor will make this a finale to remember.

Offenbach Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals
Narrator: Doug Hempstead of the CBC
Soloists: Ivan Barney & Elena Semenets, piano
Franck Symphony in D Minor