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The Isabel

390 King Street West
Kingston, Ontario K7L 2X4 Canada
613-533-2424http://www.theisabel.ca/

“The Isabel” is the short name for the Isabel Bader Centre of Performing Arts.

The Isabel offers multiple different areas and features; a performance hall that seats up to 566 people, a black box studio theatre with 100 seats, and a film screening room with up to 92 seats available.

There is also a Music Rehearsal Hall that mimics the acoustics of an actual performance hall.

Previously, this location was known as the J.K. Tett Centre.

The Isabel is launching in the Fall 2014 season featuring performances like the Afiara Quartet and the New Oxford String Quartet.

Upcoming Events

October 2018

Mozart & Grieg MW2

October 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Vadim Serebryany returns playing Mozart’s most sublime piano concerto. While Rachel Krehm sings a selection of Strauss art songs which are some of the greatest ever written. The Kingston Symphony presents this amazing show at the Isabel on October 21st. For more information on tickets, check the link below.

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Turtle Crossings: A New Canadian Musical

October 24, 2018
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Daily until October 27, 2018

A local Kingston area writer named Warren Craig Godfrey brings his new Canadian Musical, Turtle Crossings to the Isabel this month. The story follows the bond that two people share while summering at a cottage as we revisit a young girl’s life growing up at a cottage with an older boy. This musical is rated PG-13. Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Partners in Mission Food Bank. For more information, check out the link…

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Turtle Crossings: A New Canadian Musical

October 25, 2018
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Daily until October 27, 2018

A local Kingston area writer named Warren Craig Godfrey brings his new Canadian Musical, Turtle Crossings to the Isabel this month. The story follows the bond that two people share while summering at a cottage as we revisit a young girl’s life growing up at a cottage with an older boy. This musical is rated PG-13. Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Partners in Mission Food Bank. For more information, check out the link…

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Inspiring Women

October 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Head to the Isabel on October 25th for an event celebrating the achievements of women from Queen’s and the community. The Ban Righ Foundation 2018 Mentorship Award will be presented posthumously to the late Queen’s drama professor Kim Renders, and the Ban Righ Foundation 2018 Leadership Award will be presented to Mara Shaw, executive director of Loving Spoonful. Tickets to this event are free. For more information, check out the link below.

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Turtle Crossings: A New Canadian Musical

October 26, 2018
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Daily until October 27, 2018

A local Kingston area writer named Warren Craig Godfrey brings his new Canadian Musical, Turtle Crossings to the Isabel this month. The story follows the bond that two people share while summering at a cottage as we revisit a young girl’s life growing up at a cottage with an older boy. This musical is rated PG-13. Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Partners in Mission Food Bank. For more information, check out the link…

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You’ve Got A Friend: A celebration of the music of James Taylor & Carole King

October 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

James Taylor and Carole King wrote and performed some of the greatest songs ever written. Join the unparalleled voice of Miss Emily, Jamie Campbell, Doug Reansbury and a backing band that includes some of Ontario’s most renowned musicians for a night reminiscing on these great artists work. Tickets are $30 for this one night only event. Be sure to check the link below for more information on this show.

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Turtle Crossings: A New Canadian Musical

October 27, 2018
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Daily until October 27, 2018

A local Kingston area writer named Warren Craig Godfrey brings his new Canadian Musical, Turtle Crossings to the Isabel this month. The story follows the bond that two people share while summering at a cottage as we revisit a young girl’s life growing up at a cottage with an older boy. This musical is rated PG-13. Tickets are $20 and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Partners in Mission Food Bank. For more information, check out the link…

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Little Io, The Cow and Other Unsung Greek Heroes

October 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Little Io, The Cow and Other Unsung Greek Heroes is an interactive performance that gives new life to Greek myths for a younger audience. The show features the tale of Zeus, Hera, and Little Io as well as adaptations of other ancient Greek myths. The 40-minute performance will delight audiences and then The Blue Canoe crew will lead a fun-filled 30-minute theatre workshop. Children tickets are just $8 with adults being $16. Discounts apply for students and faculty/staff. For more…

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The Military Communications and Electronics Museum Charity Concert

October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The 20 piece Kingston Chamber Orchestra conducted by Anthony Armoré (coming from Vienna, Austria just for this concert) will perform the following compositions by John Robertson: Communications and Electronic March Hinemoa and Tutanekai (flute and strings) Serenade for strings (3 movements) Autumn Ramble Meditation: In Flanders Fields (narrator, trumpet, and strings) Serenade in G (5 movements) Local composer John Robertson arranged this event with all proceeds going to The Military Communications and Electronics Museum. Tickets are $37. For more information,…

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November 2018

Open Voices Community Choir: PEACEQUEST

November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Open Voices Community Choir returns with PEACEQUEST on Sunday, November 11th. PEACEQUEST, “The World Remembers: An Afternoon for Peace” features performances marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. The show will feature the Open Voices Community Choir, the Kingston Youth Choir and 2017 Juno award winners, Okavango African Orchestra. Tickets are available at The Isabel box office and start at $15. For more information, check the link below.

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June 2019

Brian Tate: The Nature of Joy

June 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Canadian composer and choral leader Brian Tate leads the Open Voices Community Choir in “The Nature of Joy” on Saturday, June 9th. This show will also feature the Women’s Chorus performing “She Sings!” as well as the Kingston Youth Choir in the Open Voices Community Choir season finale. There will also be a workshop with Mr. Tate for those interested. Tickets will be available at The Isabel box office. For more information, check the link below.

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