Part of the Centennial Centre, which also houses the Museum of Manitoba and the Planetarium, this hall is essentially a roadhouse for Winnipeg performance art. It is home base to such notable troupes as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Manitoba Opera. A host of cultural performances, theatrical shows and even conferences are held here from time to time.
Formerly known as CanWest Global Park, Winnipeg's premier baseball stadium was inaugurated on May 24, 1999. On game days, Shaw Park comes alive as avid baseball fans flood the stands, cheering on their favored team, riveted by the action on the field as the game unfolds. Home of the Winnipeg Goldeneyes, Shaw Park is located in the heart of the city near downtown and is one of the finest baseball facilities in the region. Shaw Park was constructed in three phases, with a final seating capacity of over 7000 and 30 luxury, private skysuites. The ballpark has hosted prestigious tournaments like the 1999 Pan American Games and has all the requisite amenities to qualify as a venue for international baseball championship games.
The latest addition to the city's bustling downtown area is the magnificent MTS Centre. With a sprawling capacity, this is one of the city's most popular entertainment venues. Basketball, curling, arena football, lacrosse, wrestling and indoor soccer is the sporting action you can catch here. There is also an ice rink for hockey and skating events. Theater, musical and cabaret performances are other offerings on its platter. Past entertainers have included Rod Stewart and Motley Crue. The venue also presents a wide variety of restaurants, a sports goods store, and meetings and party venues too. Don't forget to find out about the special club packages offered. Known for its unmatched offerings as well as its contemporary architecture, make this a must visit on your itinerary.
Manitoba Theatre for Young People is a huge space featuring an ever-changing line-up of dramatic performances. It is also an acclaimed school with an array of performance studies for youth. Founded as the Actor's Showcase, it reformed as MTYP in the later years. Art lovers will love the theater's line-up of theatrical shows and performances that delight one and all. Special performances are schedules for children.Season memberships, single tickets and group rates are available. Drama lessons and classes are also available at the venue.
Getting away from the mainstream in film does not require going to the Cannes Film Festival. Cinematheque offers the best in Canadian and international independent films and will also feature classics that cannot often be seen on the big screen: all for rather low rates. In case you feelh hungry, you can hop on to any of the numerous pubs and cafes that dot the neighborhood before or after the show. Besides, the Cinematheque also offers rental facilities for private events and is ideal for corporate presentations and similar events. It is best to call for a calendar because, like any theater, scheduling is variable.
St. Charles Country Club is a private members-only club in Winnipeg. It features three nine-hole golf courses, the first of which was established in 1904. Over the years, the country club has played host to several PGA Tour tournaments, championships and sporting events.
Since its inception, Pantages Playhouse Theatre has entertained audiences with diverse genres of theatre, be it professional or amateur. This grand stage has been graced by legendary performers with performances ranging from music performances, ballet shows, discourses and, even, political causes. As the founder Alexander Pantage had rightly quoted, this versatile place does not leave anyone disappointed!
Also known as Walkers Theatre (after its original owner), this place is a true witness to Canada's fine arts. For over 100 years, Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts has hosted live theater, vaudeville, concerts, and silent films. Cummings donates a part of his concerts' earnings for repayment of the theater's debt. Help sustain this grand theater by catching an event here.