The Prince Rupert Performing Arts Centre — later renamed the Lester Centre — was built as a state-of-the-art 700-seat facility and opened in 1987. Tickets for all performances listed here are available at the Lester Centre box office (open weekdays 2:00 to 5:00) and at Cooks Jewellers in downtown Prince Rupert.

Friday, February 8, 2019 7:30 PM

J.J. Shiplett

Rugged, raspy and reserved, roots rocker J.J. Shiplett brings passion and reverence for the art of performance to the stage. Unapologetically himself, the Alberta-born singer-songwriter and performer is bold in range and broad in musical creativity. 

Tickets: Adults $25 · Students/Seniors $15

Friday, March 8, 2019 7:30 PM

Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul

Luke McMaster takes the Motown and soul influence that has always imbued his music to a new level. Icons of Soul combines brand new music co-written with Motown songwriters, fresh covers of their favourite hits, along with catchy classics spanning McMaster’s twenty-year career.

Tickets: Adults $25 · Students/Seniors $15

Sunday, March 10, 2019 2:00 PM

Charlotte Diamond Family Show (feat. Matt Diamond)

Presented by North Coast Community Services, this show features legendary Canadian family entertainer Charlotte Diamond and her son Matt Diamond. Charlotte is the founder of  the Hug Bug Band, which won the Canadian Juno Award in 1986. A frequent headliner for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Charlotte is accompanied by her son, Matt Diamond, who is launching his own career in family music. In the fall of 2015, Matt and Charlotte released their new CD, “Diamonds by the Sea,” to rave reviews.

Tickets: Free (pick up tickets at Cooks Jewellers or North Coast Community Services)

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