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Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

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140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
(705) 749-1146 http://markethall.org/

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Inc. is a not for profit charitable organization which operates the Market Hall as a busy, vital cultural centre. Market Hall Performing Arts Centre provides and maintains the premier venue in developing, nurturing, and sustaining the creative qualities of life in Peterborough.

Located in the heart of the downtown, Market Hall is a small to mid-size, multi-functional space that hosts a wide variety of performing arts groups, a series of youth presentations, community fundraising events and educational programmes.

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre has played an indispensable role as host to the region’s community-based and avant-garde performing arts activities, hosting a wide variety of national and international performers. It is unique in Peterborough and the region in its steadfast support of artists, and in its commitment to engaging young people in the arts, through opportunities to create work and by exposing young people to high quality, curriculum linked theatre, dance and music. Market Hall is wheelchair accessible and provides a hearing assist system.

Box Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre

September 2017

Play It Forward

September 9, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Zing

“Play It Forward”, an evening of ‘Funky’ Smooth Jazz performed by Jazz quintet “Zing“. Music composed by David Sanborn, Lee Ritenorand Chuck Loeb are just some of the works that will be featured in this show. This is a fundraiser event with all ticket proceeds going to Community Care Peterborough.

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Voodoo Glow Skulls with guests: The Cheap Suits + K-Man & The 45s

September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Voodoo Glow Skulls

In their 24 years of existence, the Voodoo Glow Skulls have an impressive list of achievements. 9 albums, one million records sold, appearances in exotic locations like Brazil and Japan as well as the creation of a record store, record label, recording studio and a music venue attests to the…

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The Outside Track

September 19, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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$25 – $30

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, Cape Breton and Vancouver, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating…

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Hong Kong Exile – ‘NINEEIGHT & Room 2048’

September 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Hong Kong Exile

Presented by Public Energy Through high tech multimedia projection, light, sound, and dance, Vancouver’s hottest new multidisciplinary performance group, Hong Kong Exile, brings us their two most iconic performances to date, NINEEIGHT and Room 2048 in a riveting double bill. Cinematic images mix with contemporary dance, pop music, and smoke, to reveal…

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The Creepshow

September 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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The Creepshow

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Formed in dirty back alleys and dive bars in 2005, THE CREEPSHOW has redefined the saying “No Rest For The Wicked”. Since their inception, the band has brought their genre-defying blend of country-tinged, psycho punk rock n’ roll to over 25 countries worldwide…

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Rob Tardik

September 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Rob Tardik has established himself as an award winning guitarist and recording artist performing contemporary jazz/world instrumental music. Many of his releases have charted on Billboard’s Top 10, he has been recognized as the Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the year in 2010…

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UNHOLY by Diane Flacks

September 24, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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UNHOLY by Diane Flacks

Four women–a progressive Muslim lawyer, an orthodox Jewish spiritual leader, a lesbian atheist pundit, and an excommunicated nun–face off in a provocative and hilarious battle of wits. *The participation of these artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

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Are Some Countries Destined for Under-development?

September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Dr. Ha-Joon Chang

The David Morrison Lecture in International Development Presented by Trent University Since the mid-1990s, we have witnessed an explosion in the literature in development economics that tries to explain the poor economic performance in certain developing countries – especially the ones in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) – in terms of factors,…

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October 2017

Local Food Celebration

October 1, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Come join Peterborough Regional Farmers and Peterborough Chefs for a celebration of local food. You will enjoy locally inspired tapas made by some of Peterborough’s top Chefs as well as a square dance to finish the evening.  Proceeds from this event will go towards projects that increase access, awareness and…

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Chloe Charles

October 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Chloe Charles

Even before the release of With Blindfolds On, Chloe Charles’ sophomore orchestral-soul-pop album received accolades with its opening track, Black & White, winning the 2014 Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the Lennon Award for Pop. Sparsely orchestrated, yet characteristically lush, the vulnerable song Black & White…

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Sing Along Tim And The Pacifiers

October 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Tim And The Pacifiers

Sing Along Tim & The Pacifiers play Fully Interactive Folk Rock for Kids. From Classic and Traditional to New and Original via some of “The Greats” like  Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger and Canada’s own Sharon Lois & Bram. With catchy melodies, strong harmony singing and lyrics with a kids-eye…

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Peter Katz

October 14, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Peter Katz

“If you want to make something that’s like nothing you’ve made before, then you have to shake yourself up, go beyond what’s comfortable and known and let yourself feel disoriented, overwhelmed, even intimidated. Those moments, when you lose your bearings, when you’re forced to sink or swim, are the moments…

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Blackie And The Rodeo Kings

October 21, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Blackie And The Rodeo Kings

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre & kawarthaNOW.com Blackie and the Rodeo Kings originally formed in 1996 when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson came together to record what was suppose to be a one- off tribute album to the great Canadian songwriter Willie P. Bennett. At the time, all three…

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Sarah MacDougall w/ Tiz McNamara

October 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Sarah MacDougall w/ Tiz McNamara

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre SARAH MACDOUGALL: Described by the magazine Rootstime in Belgium as ‘One of the greatest talents of our era”, Yukon- based 2-time Western Canadian Music Award winning artist Sarah MacDougall is getting known for her honest and poetic songs, passionate performances, and unique voice. Born in…

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November 2017

Sass Jordan

November 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Sass Jordan

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre Canada’s Queen of Rock, platinum selling, Juno and multiple award winner, Sass Jordan, will be in Canada this Fall/Winter on her ‘Racine Revisted Tour’ to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the release of her 1992 Sophomore album, ‘Racine’, which made her an international…

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Fanciful Fables & Tall Tales: A Series Of Silly Circus Stories

November 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 5, 2017 at 3:00pm

Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Peterborough Academy For Circus Arts

The Peterborough Academy Of Circus Arts returns to Market Hall this November. Join us for our brand new Fairy Tale themed circus show. Aerials, fire, acrobatics and more awaits you, so buy your tickets today! www.academyofcircus.org

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CATHERINE MACLELLAN in concert

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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CATHERINE MACLELLAN

Catherine MacLellan brings her new show, If It’s Alright With You-The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan, to Peterborough after this summer’s theatre run in Charlottetown, P.E.I. The show is a collection of songs and stories and a look at her father who wrote Canadian classics such as Snowbird…

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An Evening with Timber Timbre

November 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Timber Timbre

Presented by Peterborough Folk Festival

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PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd

November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd

Presented by Ghostfinger Productions Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS have spent nine years perfecting their craft in front of sold out audiences throughout Western Canada. On their Left + Right East Coast Tour of 2017, PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans out East: the…

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HITS AND MISSES CABARET

November 18, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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New Stages Theatre Company

Presented by New Stages Theatre Company New Stages’ annual crowd-pleasing cabaret! This night of music and comedy features a catalogue of songs that are bonafide hits–and some that never quite made the billboard charts, but deserve another listen. Hear some of Canada’s (and Peterborough’s) finest musical theatre performers doing what they…

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Jeremy Fisher

November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Jeremy Fisher

Listening to Mint Juleps, the fifth album by two-time JUNO Award nominee Jeremy Fisher, is like ambling through the long and relaxed dog days of summer. The acoustic-driven collection of 12 songs reunites Fisher with his folk-drenched musical roots and is a veritable throwback to the golden era of the…

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February 2018

Circus Idol

February 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Circus Idol

Presented by Peterborough Academy Of Circus Arts & Uncommon Entertainers Circus Youth Students showcase their talents before a panel of Judges for feedback and evaluation. Aerial Acrobats, fire, stellar floorwork, and inspiring youth! Featuring guest performances by The Pyroflys and Adult aerial students.

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The Radius Project Music Documentary Premiere

February 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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The Radius Project

Presented by Michael Hurcomb Every famous musician starts somewhere. This is a story about somewhere. The Radius Project is a music documentary that looks at the wealth of talent that came from the Peterborough area that went on to national & international fame. Featuring interviews and music with: George Stroumboulopoulos, Serena Ryder, Three…

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SPOTLIGHT – Songs of Stage and Screen

February 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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SPOTLIGHT – Songs of Stage and Screen

Presented by Peterborough Pop Ensemble Lights! Places! Cue Music!   The stage is set for the Peterborough Pop Ensemble’s presentation of “SPOTLIGHT – Songs of Stage and Screen” on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Experience the glorious songs from iconic musicals and films of Broadway and Hollywood such as Fame, Hairspray, The Music Man,…

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IF TRUTH BE TOLD by Beverley Cooper

February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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IF TRUTH BE TOLD by Beverley Cooper

Presented by New Stages Theatre Company An internationally celebrated writer returns home to discover deep resentment from within her community. Inspired in part by Peterborough’s response to Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners in the 70s, the play is a compelling examination of art and censorship. *The participation of these artists is arranged…

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Corb Lund: “B.S With C.L.” Solo Acoustic Tour

February 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Corb Lund

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre With nine studio albums under his belt and multiple CCMA, Juno, and Industry award wins, Corb Lund’s three decade long music career is a force to be reckoned with.  His seventh album, “Cabin Fever” (2012) debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts. …

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May 2018

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Benefit Concert

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Presented by JOURNEY Magazine PTBO Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Benefit Concert featuring a variety of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous performers. A silent auction will be held in Market Hall’s 2nd floor lobby 6-7pm. Performers: The Sadies Drew Hayden Taylor Beany John Hoop Dance Thomas A. Stewart Jazz Bands Wshkiigomaang…

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Donovan Woods and The Opposition

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Special Guest Opener: Wild Rivers Donovan Woods’ new album is a study in contrasts, as one would expect from its name: Both Ways. That push-and-pull, especially in relationships, has long been Woods’ stock in trade. As the lead track of Both Ways , “Good Lover” unfolds with acoustic instruments and…

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Circus Space Launch

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Presented by Peterborough Academy Of Circus Arts A stellar evening of interactive circus entertainment, appies & a silent action to raise funds for our new circus space!

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An Evening with Danny Michel

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre With nominations for three JUNOs, the Polaris Prize, The CBC “Heart Of Gold” and a pile of albums under his belt, Danny Michel is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest songwriters. His thoughtful lyrics & earnest performances have earned him a devoted fan base.…

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JAMES KEELAGHAN / TONY MCMANUS double bill

May 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Presented by Folk Under The Clock *Rescheduled after Apr 15 cancellation* JAMES KEELAGHAN Keelaghan has been called “Canada’s finest singer-songwriter” by one of the most respected and lauded music critics/historians, Dave Marsh. Armed with a songbook that has enthralled audiences around the world, Keelaghan’s life as an artist is one…

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An Evening with Spirit

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Presented by Kawartha Mediums Join Acclaimed Evidential Medium Anthony Mrocka for evening of spirit communication as he bridges the gap between the two worlds and brings forth evidence, personality, and memories from your loved ones in spirit, with messages of healing and love. http://kawarthamediums.com/anthony/

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ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner

May 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Presented by New Stages Theatre Company Part of New Stages Theatre Company’s THE PAGE ON STAGE Reading Series. We leave behind the opportunistic 80s to form a new sense of community in the 90s as people struggle to find a sense of meaning and resolution in their lives. Angels in…

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Darken

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Canadian Indie Film Series Presented by A71 Entertainment Starring: Bea Santos, Zoë Belkin, Christine Horne Post-screening Q&A with Director Audrey Cummings Darken is set in a bizarre, mysterious, and violent unknown world with danger and death around every corner. After a young woman is accosted by a dying warrior in…

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June 2018

Jackie Boy

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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Canadian Indie Film Series Presented by A71 Entertainment Rating 18A (WARNING: Graphic Violence, Nudity, Sexual Situations, Not Suitable for Children.) Post-screening Q&A with Writer/Director Cody Campanale & Producer Jeff Hanes Jackie Boy is a gritty character drama that explores themes of loyalty, selfloathing and revenge. Jack, a self destructive womanizer,…

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August 2018

CANTRIP at Market Hall

August 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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$23

SCOTTISH TRIO CANTRIP BRINGS LIVELY ENERGY TO PETERBOROUGH The internationally renowned Scottish band Cantrip will perform a rare Summer concert at Market Hall on Thursday August 9th. Cantrip is a leader in Scottish music. For two decades they have been breaking boundaries in the tradition, touring extensively throughout Scotland and…

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September 2018

Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Band

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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$38 – $75

Presented by Market Hall Performing Arts Centre For the past five years Martin has toured the world with his own band to play the “classic” music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, and also many new tracks written by Martin from his albums AWAY WITH WORDS and ORDER OF PLAY, plus…

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October 2018

THE YOUNG ‘UNS

October 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Market Hall Performing Arts Centre, 140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, On K9J 2T8 Canada
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THE YOUNG ‘UNS (From England) Sunday, October 14, 2018 4pm matinee Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough Tickets: $37 incl. hst Market Hall Box Office 705 749 1146 & on line www.markethall.org From the Teesside area in the northeast of England come one Britain’s best loved folk trios. Winner of…

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