December 1, 2020

The 2019-2020 METAs

In a theatre season devastated by Covid, there is still lots to celebrate!  November 29, 2020 will go down in the Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) history books as the most challenging since its 2012 inception. A never-before-attempted online ceremony to honour the past year’s theatrical achievements didn’t stop the volunteer committee from creating an […]

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November 27, 2020

Celebrating Chuck Childs

Chuck Childs has been a strong advocate for the English Montréal theatre community for many decades. His role as Centaur Theatre’s General Manager has placed him as a leader in the arts scene in Montreal.  His passion and dedication to this city’s thriving artistic community and his efforts to reach across the divide to our […]

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November 6, 2020

Leading through a pandemic

Leading a theatre company through a pandemic is not something anyone would have been prepared for, but Artistic Director Eda Holmes has done a fantastic job of continuing to keep the Centaur a vital part of Montreal’s thriving arts community. I sat down with Eda to ask her a little about how she’s been making […]

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October 30, 2020

Seeing Ghosts

Have you ever heard of theatre ghosts? Ask Centaur staff and many will have stories to tell.  Lights going on and off, doors opening, or a gust of wind coming up from nowhere. Scared of the dark? Don’t be. There is always a light left on stage. In the spirit of Halloween, Centaur has dug up […]

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October 1, 2020

Canada Life @ Centaur

Canada Life finds a new way to continue its longstanding support of Centaur Theatre With the absence of a regular season of plays, Canada Life has found a new way to continue its longstanding support of Centaur Theatre. Through its Stronger Communities Together program, it has shifted its support from Centaur’s Theatre of Tomorrow (TOT) […]

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September 29, 2020

Portico Project success!

Featured image: BLACK BALLOON by Theatre Nuaj, written and directed by Sophie El Assaad WITH: Kimia Pourazar, Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha (front) Chadia (on screen) and Maria Marsli. PHOTO by Hera Bell The last week of September at Centaur saw six Portico Project shows light up Old Montreal. Nothing like this has ever been done at […]

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September 21, 2020

Rose Plotek Appointed as Associate Artist

Montreal, September 22, 2020 – Centaur Theatre Company is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Montreal director and theatre creator, Rose Plotek, as Associate Artist from September 2020 to June 2021.  “For Centaur to be artist-driven we must attract as many unique and skilled artists as we can into our orbit. I’ve known Rose […]

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September 11, 2020

Quebec Drama Federation letter supporting artists in training

Centaur Theatre stands in solidarity with our theatre community and supports artists in training. We are sharing this letter from the board of Quebec Drama Federation, who are representative of our position to create positive change.

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September 3, 2020

Hydro Quebec renews support

The Reassuring, Steadfast Support of Hydro-Québec Hydro-Québec strongly believes in giving back to the province it serves, as evidenced in the countless ways it has woven itself into Québec’s unique society through its generous support of numerous small and large institutions. Positive, sustainable change is at the core of every organization that Hydro-Québec sponsors. From […]

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August 28, 2020

Centaur’s First Virtual Donor-Appreciation Event

Centaur Theatre Company has been operating in the heart of Old Montreal for more than fifty years and that is largely due to its steadfast donor base. Nothing could keep Centaur from throwing one of its donor appreciation events this summer … not even a pandemic! “When I think of celebrations I think of bubbles. […]

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June 30, 2020

2020: A Lightly Seasoned Centaur

It’s hard to imagine a piece of theatre that could take us on more of a rollercoaster ride than the extreme events we have all witnessed over the last few months. From everyone at Centaur, we hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and have discovered novel ways to stay connected to the […]

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June 17, 2020

The Portico Project

This is a call for submissions for a new initiative at Centaur Theatre, in response to the extraordinary moment we are living in the performing arts. We are looking for short theatrical projects which can be safely performed in the portico and on the steps in front of the theatre. WHEN – September 24 to […]

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