About the Theatre

Every season the St. Peters Courthouse Theatre comes alive with a line up showcasing local musicians, local plays, comedy acts, and storytelling shows. Whether you are looking for a side splitting comedy, an intimate Cabaret night with jazz and blues, a toe tapping good time with traditional musicians, or up and coming musicians performing pop, country, or rock music, the Courthouse Theatre strives to provide a variety of shows suited to differing tastes.

Intimate, charming and always entertaining, the St. Peters Courthouse Theatre at Quigley Memorial Hall is a not-for-profit community theatre in the village of St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island. Run by a volunteer Arts Council, this 90 seat air conditioned theatre offers live music and entertainment from April to December, in a historic location, with amazing acoustics.

Located on the shores of beautiful St. Peters Bay, visitors can enjoy stunning sunsets over the Bay while sampling some of the Island’s best talent. Built in 1874, the Theatre served originally as a district courthouse, then as a school for grades 9 and 10, and since 2000, as a community theatre. The Courthouse Theatre is now on the PEI Register of Historic Places.

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Check out our upcoming performances and prepare to be entertained, or learn about how you can support the Theatre. We offer online ticket purchases, or call the Box Office at 902 961-3636.

The St. Peters Courthouse Theatre is also available as a venue for private or public functions. From guest speakers, corporate seminars, and team building events to awards nights and special celebrations, the St. Peters Courthouse Theatre provides an idyllic, and truly charming, historical setting to make your event unique! The Theatre is available for rentals from April 1 to December 20. To learn more about the Courthouse Theatre as a rental facility, contact Will Seibert at info@courthousetheatre.ca or call 902 961-3636 (June-October) or 902 961-3004 (November to May).

The theatre is wheelchair accessible.  All events are general admission seating.

St Peters Bay

Located on the Points East Coastal Drive, on the Island’s north shore, St. Peters Bay is your gateway to Eastern Prince Edward Island. With outdoor adventures, tours, shopping, theatre, cycling, history, culture and culinary experiences, St. Peters is a must stop on any visit to Prince Edward Island.

St. Peters Bay has a rich history.  Aboriginal artefacts found in the area date back about 8000 years. French settlement began here in the early 1700s and lasted until the English conquest of the area in 1758. Today, this small village at the head of St. Peters Bay, often simply referred to as “the Bay” by locals, has five buildings on the registry of historic places of Prince Edward Island.

St. Peters Bay

 

St. Peters Bay has lots to offer visitors and locals alike. While here, check out the retailers at St. Peters Landing or visit one of our local restaurants Walk or bike along the Confederation Trail, which passes directly in front of the Courthouse Theatre. The Greenwich adjunct to the Prince Edward Island National Park is a few minutes away, with its interpretive centre, beach and trails.

If you are here in early August, be sure to check out the St. Peters Blueberry Festival events.

When you visit the Courthouse Theatre, make sure you ask about the ghost of “Effie” who use to wave to every train that ran through St. Peter’s Bay.