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Rendering by Diamond Schmitt Architects of the inside of a new theatre

Future 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.

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.

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.