SHOWPLACE, PETERBOROUGH’S REGIONAL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, HAS A MISSION TO PRESENT, PROMOTE, AND SUSTAIN THE PERFORMING ARTS; ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT ACTIVE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT; MAINTAIN IT’S FACILITY; PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL AND TOURING ARTISTS TO PERFORM IN A PROFESSIONAL QUALITY VENUE; ENTERTAIN, INSPIRE, NURTURE, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER ARTISTS AND AUDIENCES ALIKE. JOIN US, AS OUR ORGANIZATION STRIVES TO ENRICH THE CULTURAL FABRIC OF OUR COMMUNITY WITH ITS CONTINUING ARTS CELEBRATION.
1992: Eighteen people meet to discuss the need for a Community Theatre in Peterborough; Showplace Peterborough is incorporated.
1994: Showplace is assigned $1.75 million in Canada / Ontario Infrastructure Funding; a capital campaign is launched.
1995: Showplace Peterborough finds a home in downtown Peterborough, in the former Odeon theatre building.
1996: Showplace opens to rave reviews; the City supplies an interest-free loan for bridge financing.
1997: Showplace completes its first year of operation with a small surplus.
1998: A study shows that the economic impact of Showplace on the Peterborough area is $3 million annually.
1999: Showplace pays back the City loan.
2000: The campaign goal is exceeded by more than $20,000 and Showplace burns the mortgage.
2001: Showplace Peterborough is awarded a $179,000 grant from the Federal Government for improvements and technical upgrades.
2002: Showplace Peterborough becomes known as Showplace Performance Centre. Improvements are made to the marquee and to the lounge and bar.
|PRESIDENT||John Cranfield||PAST PRESIDENT||Christine Aquin|
|BOARD MEMBERS||Danny Bronson|
|Dr. Greg Conchelos|
|Tim Kenzora||Sofie Andreou|