JUL 31 – AUG 28
9:45am - 3:00pm

Quinte Ballet Summer Dance Classes

Students from across Canada have registered for QBSC's virtual summer dance program from August 10 to 28, 2020. Designed for students going into Grades 7 to 12, participants will receive 4 hours of dance training each day using Zoom, five days a week over 3 weeks with a variety of classes and teachers.

Quinte Ballet School

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JUL 31 – SEP 18

Friday Night Tales

We’re pleased to announce that Steáfán Hannigan will be our host for story night on Fridays at the Old Church. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Steáfán is also regarded as the ‘swiss army knife’ of theatre, coming from a long line of storytellers in his native Ireland. What are the “Golden Rules” of story telling? Here are Steáfán’s FAQs: How long should my story be? 5/6 minutes is good. What kind of a story? It would be really good if it was a true story that happened to you or a traditional tale. Do I need to be an experienced storyteller? Absolutely not! How do I sign up? Come and talk to the MC that night.

Old Church Theatre

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AUG 3 – AUG 21

Registration open Play Creation Theatre for youth ages 13 to 17

Presented by The Festival Players of Prince Edward County, in association with The Regent Theatre, this program allows young artists to craft an original play, expand their skills as actors, designers and playwrights while cultivating connections between their creative impulses and their sense of place in the County community. PIContheNET has evolved from last year's PICinPEC, which staged an original play at the Studio Theatre at the end of Wellington Water Week and took the themes of water conservation and community-centered environmental efforts. This year's program has moved online as an opportunity to engage with the youth of the region while social distancing measures prevent us from gathering in person. The final play will be streamed live on August 21st. Registration is open and the program fee will be Pay What You Can as a fundraiser for The ROC and their Prince Edward County Youth Centre.

virtual PEC

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AUG 4 – AUG 17
9:30am - 4:30

RFP for design and creation of QAC’s Arts Recognition awards

For over 25 years, the QAC has hosted a Luncheon for the Arts/Arts Recognition Awards ceremony to recognize and celebrate those who have made a difference in our community. Without exception, these individuals are making Quinte a destination for those craving a vibrant arts and culture scene. In 2019 we awarded five recipients beautiful glass creations from Mark Armstrong of Armstrong Glassworks in Wellington, Ontario. We are requesting proposals from Quinte artists for the design and creation of this year's awards. The successful applicant will be asked to design and create five awards in advance of the Luncheon for the Arts/Arts Recognition Awards this fall. (Exact date TBD) The award can be a two or three-dimensional artwork in any medium, including wood, glass, copper, metal, ceramic, framed drawings or paintings, and should have presence and visual impact. While individual awards do not need to be perfectly identical (although they may be), the design should be consistent enough to appear cohesive. We are open to new and creative ideas, but the following criteria must be followed:

  • The commission will be awarded to one (1) artist or artist group
  • Award design should consider placement of engraving/plaque/recognition for award recipient's name
  • Budget for awards is $500 ($100 per award)
  • Commission preference will be given to current QAC members
  • Deadline for RFP submission is August 17, 2020
  • Deadline for award delivery is September 30, 2020
While completing your submission form, please be sure to:
  • Outline your inspiration and intent for the award, including size and materials to be used. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that they have the capacity to produce awards within the time frame and budget indicated.
  • Include up to five photos of your artistic works that speak to your ability to create an award for this call.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application form is available here. Please contact: with questions.

Quinte Arts Council

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AUG 5 – AUG 19

the empire STRIKES BACK … virtually!

The empire is very excited to announce, that live music will return to our acclaimed stage, virtually! Starting August 5th, the empire presents a series of virtual concerts with the internationally renowned CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE. The series begins with Led Zeppelin II, Wednesday, August 5th @ 8 p.m. and continues with Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Wednesday, August 12th @ 8 p.m, concluding with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, Wednesday, August 19th @ 8 p.m.Incredible musicians & singers, that will take you back to the first time you heard these ground breaking albums...just the way you remember them! Note for note. Cut for cut. Live Stream Link for Classic Albums Live Led Zeppelin II can be found at


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AUG 5 – AUG 9

Moonrise Kingdom and Burn After Reading

Movie #1 - MOONRISE KINGDOM Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Movie #2 - BURN AFTER READING A disk containing mysterious information from a CIA agent ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous and daft gym employees who attempt to sell it.

The Mustang Drive-In PEC

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AUG 5 – AUG 9

School of Rock and Wayne’s World

Movie #1 - SCHOOL OF ROCK After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn his class into a rock band. Movie #2 - WAYNE'S WORLD "Wayne's World" is about two teenage dudes who host a public access TV show, which is mainly about rock, babes and people who live in the area. One day Wayne and Garth go to a rock concert, and Wayne falls in love with a bass guitarist named Cassandra Wong. Wayne spends the rest of the movie trying to get Casandra to fall in love

The Mustang Drive-In PEC

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AUG 8 – AUG 9

The Sun As the Spotlight – Monologue Nights on the Patio

Join us at the Old Church Theatre Saturday, August 8th and Sunday, August 9th, for some of the Quinte areas most talented actors as they take the stage performing monologues of their choosing, and some original works. There will be comedy, tragedy, classics and contemporary – basically, something for everyone! No charge, but donations at the gate are appreciated!

Old Church Theatre

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AUG 11 – AUG 11
1pm - 3pm

Cultural Recovery Roundtables – Performing

The Quinte Arts Council is preparing to host a number of recovery roundtables for the arts. This is open to all artists, artist groups and art organizations. We look forward to creating this safe space to reconnect with the arts community, to hear about your challenges and successes, to encourage and offer support, to network and hear about how we can best support you at this time and going forward. There will be separate round tables for the following disciplines;

August 11 - 1:00 pm -3:00 pm - Performing

August 18 - 1:00 pm -3:00 pm - Music

August 25 - 1:00 pm -3:00 pm - Literary

September 1 - 1:00 pm -3:00 pm - Visual

Please register for the roundtable that best reflects your discipline. You will be contacted by email as a follow up and a zoom link will be sent to you.


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AUG 12 – AUG 16

Happy Feet and Best in Show

Movie #1 - HAPPY FEET When a penguin named Mumble is born without the ability to sing the romantic song that will attract his soul mate, he'll have to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves. Movie #2 - BEST IN SHOW A "behind the scenes" look into the highly competitive and cut-throat world of dog-shows through the eyes of a group of ruthless dog owners including: yuppies Hamilton and Meg Swan and their neurotic weimeraner "Beatrice" and mild-mannered menswear salesman Gerry and Cookie Fleck

The Mustang Drive-In PEC

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