December 2, 2019


Centaur Theatre’s 23rd WILDSIDE FESTIVAL: The Hottest Two Weeks of Winter! January 7 to 18, 2020 A new curator has stepped into the spotlight for Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival, the boundary-blasting showcase of independent works from Quebec and beyond. For the theatre’s 2020 edition, Rose Plotek, formerly the National Theatre School’s Associate Director (Directing Program) […]

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November 29, 2019

Little Dickens captures the hearts of Montreal’s critics

Everyone’s favourite puppet master, Ronnie Burkett, has brought his troupe of merry marionettes from The Daisy Theatre back to Centaur Theatre for the first ever Quebec production of Little Dickens. You may think you know Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol by heart, but that doesn’t mean you know what’s coming in Mr. Burkett’s version. hysterically funny and often very naughty…feast […]

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November 21, 2019

Weekends at Centaur

You already know that Centaur Theatre is a hub for English-language theatre arts in Montreal…but did you know about all of our special weekend events? Read on to find out what we have to offer — besides our matinée performances, of course. Saturday Salons Following select Saturday matinées (one per show) November 30, 2019, January […]

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November 19, 2019

Survey Says!

Have you ever wanted to contribute to the development of a new work of art? We can’t tell you too much yet…but in the fall of 2020, Centaur Theatre will be co-producing a brand-new play with the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui! It is a work that takes a fresh look at Montreal’s theatre history. In […]

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November 13, 2019

Decadent, theatrical celebration

A devilishly good time at Centaur Theatre’s 15th annual Fundraising Gala Montreal – On November 5, Centaur Theatre’s Artistic and Executive Director Eda Holmes and the Theatre’s Board of Directors, Chaired by Michael Baratta, hosted Party in Paradise, Centaur Theatre’s 2019 Gala. Those in attendance were regaled with a glorious night including a spirited auction […]

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November 7, 2019

Master Marionette Maker, Ronnie Burkett

If you’re curious about how Ronnie’s puppet characters are made, take a look. It all starts with Ronnie’s incredible imagination and detailed drawings of each character, including front and profile views. Every character and costume is designed by Ronnie, who also sculpts the puppet heads, does the wood carving, the jointing, and the face painting […]

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November 5, 2019


The Montreal English Theatre Awards, more commonly called the METAs, are peer-juried awards which are given out annually. Since their start in 2012, the METAs are now in their seventh year of recognizing the best of the city’s English-language theatre. This year, the METAs award ceremony took place on November 3rd at the historic Théâtre […]

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October 24, 2019

Alice and the World We Live closes with rave reviews

The reviews are in for Alice and the World We Live In and it’s clear that Montreal playwright Alexandria Haber has created “a relevant expression of our upside-down world”, as Montreal Theatre Hub’s Desiree Goldwater puts it. Alice, through the experiences of its titular character, asks questions many of us don’t want to consider: how […]

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October 4, 2019

D’une idée embryonnaire à une pièce de théâtre

de Barbara Ford « Il y a quelque chose de magique quand s’amorce la création d’une nouvelle pièce de théâtre, a observé Eda Holmes, la metteure en scène d’Alice and the World We Live In. Habité par une idée géniale, un auteur fait face à une page blanche. Après beaucoup de travail, de la persévérance et […]

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Alice and the World We Live In: From Nascent Seed to Full-Grown Play

By Barbara Ford “There is something magical about embarking on the journey to produce a new play,” said Eda Holmes, director of Alexandria Haber’s Alice and the World We Live In. “Armed with nothing more than a potent thought, a playwright faces a blank page. With diligence, hard work and a little luck, a group […]

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October 3, 2019

Nominations METAs

C’est une grande marque de reconnaissance du milieu théâtre montréalais pour la première année d’Eda Holmes à la barre de la programmation du Centaur. 15 nominations pour le Centaur, c’est du jamais vu! CHOIR BOY Outstanding Ensemble Outstanding PACT Production Outstanding Direction Mike Payette Outstanding Emerging Artist Patrick Émmanuel Abellard Outstanding Contribution to Theatre (Musical […]

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METAs Nominations

In a huge nod of approval from Montreal’s Theatre community, Eda Holmes’ first year programming a Centaur season received a Centaur Theatre record of 15 META (Montreal English Theatre Awards) nominations for: Choir Boy, The Last Wife, and The Shoplifters. CHOIR BOY Outstanding Ensemble Outstanding PACT Production Outstanding Direction Mike Payette Outstanding Emerging Artist Patrick […]

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