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.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 7:30 PM

Crow's Nest and Other Places She's Gone

An intimate portrayal of women’s experiences of transition: from life to death; togetherness to solitude; and ultimately this side to the other. This is the story of Blue and Rose, friends living on the edge of society. Contemporary choreography and storytelling are woven together through an Indigenous lens.

Tickets: Adults $25 · Students/Seniors $15

Saturday, October 27, 2018 8:00 PM

BC World Music Collective

The BC World Music Collective brings together musicians and styles from Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, Africa, and London. The performance represents a unique collaboration, taking listeners on a worldwide journey without ever leaving home.

Tickets: Adults $25 · Students/Seniors $15

Saturday, November 10, 2018 7:30 PM

Rupert's Got Talent

A showcase of stellar entertainers! Auditions are being held October 14 and 15 — call to book: 250 627-8888.

Tickets: Prices coming soon

Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:30 PM

Great Canadian Songbook

Performers Ken Lavigne, Tiller’s Folly and Diyet feature music by Leonard Cohen, Stan Rogers, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Buffy St. Marie, Anne Murray & Stomp’in Tom Connors in addition to contemporary artists including the Bare Naked Ladies, Blue Rodeo and original songs by the Songbook performers themselves.

Tickets: Adults $25 · Students/Seniors $15

Thursday, January 17, 2019 7:30 PM

Cheng2 Duo

Brother and sister cellist Bryan Cheng and pianist Silvie Cheng make classical music accessible to audiences of all backgrounds. Their playing is steeped in a rare balance of infectious joy and enthusiasm, reflected in mature, historically-informed and profound interpretations.

Tickets: Adults $25 · Students/Seniors $15

Saturday, January 26, 2019 8:00 PM

MG3: Montreal Guitare Trio

Described by the CBC as the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada, MG3 is an interactive force in various musical forms. The trio’s virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence have been winning over audiences around the world.

Tickets: Adults $25 · Students/Seniors $15

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

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