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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

April 2019

Jazz vocalist: Claire Martin

April 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Eight time British Jazz award winning vocalist Claire Martin is coming to the Isabel for a show on April 26th. Tickets range from $16-$32 for this event. For more information, please see the link below.

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May 2019

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

May 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is thrilled to present Bach and his World — a celebration of the genius of Bach and a multimedia creation by Alison Mackay. This program blends the great music of Bach with 21st-century technology and an exploration of the tradition and skill of old world craftspeople and artisans. For more information, please see the link below.

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Melos Choir and Period Instruments present

May 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Melos Choir and Period Instruments present: Early Music and Dance from the Middle-East to France, 9th-19th centuries. The show will feature guests, Alpharabius; traditional Egyptian dancer, Nada El Masriya; and Baroque dancer Edgar Tumak. Take a historic tour of the Mediterranean, as your hear traditional Arabic folk tunes; Byzantine chant; 12th c. chant of Eastern Abbess, Kassia; western music from the 9th-16thc, influenced by the musical practices of Islam. Baroque musical representations by Rameau and Purcell of the middle-east along…

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Orchestra Kingston and The Quinte Symphony present Grand Finale

May 12, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Orchestra Kingston and The Quinte Symphony are joining forces to present a concert of works for large orchestra. This will be a rare opportunity to hear compositions that do not get performed very often due to the large number of instrumentalists required. For more information, please see the link below.

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Cantabile Choirs present Sky Full of Stars

May 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Montreal’s a cappella male quartet, Quartom, join Cantabile for a light-hearted finale to their season at the Isabel. Cantabile’s Teen and Adult Choirs, under the direction of Dr. Mark Sirett and Geoff Sirett, will join Quartom in a program of songs from the world of opera, operetta, and musical theatre. For more information on this event, please see 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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