As the temperature rises and the sun shines brighter, the stage is set for summer theatre in the Fredericton Capital Region! From laughs to spine-tingling tales, the region has a diverse array of theatrical productions that showcase local talent and creativity. Whether you are a devoted theatregoer or just looking for some entertainment, let the curtain rise on an unforgettable season of theatre!
The Calithumpians is a theatre troupe that has been entertaining Fredericton for nearly 40 years! From Outdoor Summer Theatre to Guided Heritage Walking Tours, read below to see what they have in store for this summer.
A signature activity of The Calithumpians' is their Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre, which provides an opportunity to laugh and learn. From comic and historical dramas to creative song parodies, the gardens of Christ Church Cathedral will be filled with family-friendly theatre from Sunday, July 2 to Tuesday, September 3.
Guided Heritage Walking Tours
Step into the past and embark on an enchanting adventure through the heart of Downtown Fredericton with a historically costumed character as your guide! Explore through the illustrious Historic Garrison District, discover the secrets of the Old Public Burial Ground, admire the architectural magnificence of the Provincial Legislative Building and trace the footsteps of the famous Frederictonians who once called this place home!
Lace up your walking shoes, bring your curiosity and prepare to be transported back in time from June 13 until Labour Day! To check the specific dates and times, click here.
The Calithumpians’ Haunted Hikes are a signature tour where you can learn the untold history of Fredericton! When the moon shines over the Wolastoq (Saint John River), follow the Calithumpians’ costumed guide as they make their way across the city by lantern light, narrating the chilling urban legends surrounding the city.
This is a family-friendly hike that starts at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
Located in the heart of Downtown Fredericton, the Guard House went from housing soldiers to hosting the Fredericton Fencibles theatre troupe. In the Historic Garrison District, these talented actors are here to delight you with live theatre and songs six days a week at 11:30am from July 2 to September 3!
To honour the 150th anniversary of the Coleman Frog in Fredericton (1872), the Fredericton Region Museum is hosting a series of events, including a performance by Frantically Atlantic.
Get ready to be swept off your feet as this captivating musical duo takes the stage with their authentic East Coast style, Celtic rhythms and Acadian flair! Frantically Atlantic is set to deliver an unforgettable performance every Tuesday starting on July 19 at 1pm.
On Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, Frantically Atlantic will offer a story time segment to reveal a lesser-known story behind the legendary 42-pound frog.
If you like live music and theatrical performances, The Fredericton Playhouse is a must-visit destination! From exhilarating music concerts to mesmerizing dance shows, and thought-provoking theatre productions to captivating storytelling sessions, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
They are working on an impressive line-up for the 2023-24 season. Visit their website for more information and to secure your tickets!
Bard in the Barracks
The well-known theatre company Bard in the Barracks comes back this season with two Shakespearean shows! Immerse yourself in performances that take you from the woodland of Odell Park to the streets of Downtown Fredericton from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, July 9.
The Tragedy of Coriolanus
Join the actors as they perform The Tragedy of Coriolanus, a story about the Roman war hero Coriolanus and his ambitions to become the next ruler of the city-state. This play takes you through the protagonist’s psyche and how he slowly slips into vengeance, while also exploring concepts such as authoritarianism, repression and democracy.
Much Ado About Nothing
If you are looking for an equally complex and well-thought romantic comedy, check out Much Ado About Nothing. Set in the aftermath of the Great War, this play revolves around the misadventures of two couples as they navigate misunderstandings, deception and ultimately find love amidst the lighthearted chaos.
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The summer theatre scene in the Fredericton Capital Region is one not to be missed! From fascinating dramas to side-splitting comedies, there's a wide array of options that cater to all tastes. Don’t forget to visit our website for more information on what to see, do and explore while visiting the Fredericton Capital Region this summer.