The E A Rawlinson Centre is the hub of arts and cultural activities in Prince Albert. It houses both the Mann Art Gallery and the John G. and Olive Diefenbaker Theatre. The facility is owned & operated by the City of Prince Albert. The Mann Art Gallery organization is governed by a separate Board of Directors and membership.
The E. A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts is named for the late Mr. E. A. ("Ed") Rawlinson, pioneer Canadian broadcaster, Prince Albert community leader and Founder of Rawlco Radio Ltd. A gift of over one million dollars from Rawlco Radio Ltd was significant in making the dream of a visual and performing arts centre for Central and Northern Saskatchewan a reality.
The Olive & John G. Diefenbaker Theatre is a 600+ seat auditorium with all the latest amenities. It has been embraced by the community, housing over 250 events most years, providing audiences with top-notch local and professional entertainment. It is also often rented for other events, including graduations, art shows, and conventions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I buy tickets online?
Absolutely! All ticket links can be found on our ticket site. From there, you can decide how you'd like to receive them. You can pick them up in person before the show, at the door, or you might opt to have them emailed to you. From there you can print them at home, or keep them on your mobile device to show at the door.
Can I return tickets?
If the show is presented by the EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts, yes! You have up until 48 hours before the show starts to return your ticket for a refund. If the event is a rental, we can not offer returns without permission of the renting party.
What's the difference between a Centre-presented event and a guest event?
The EA Rawlinson Centre for the Arts presents a nine-month season of shows offering a wide variety of entertainment options. With these shows, we can offer package discounts and our own pricing. On rental events, prices are set by the group renting the space. Those shows cannot be included in our package offers since they are not being presented by us. On our ticket site, the image shown next to the show will represent if it is a EA Rawlinson Centre-presented show or not.
Is the sound good?
Our sound system was updated in January of 2019. The sound is exceptional in our auditorium. However, if you require hearing assistance, headphones are available that are directly connected to our in-house sound system. Let us know that you require them for a show and we'll have them ready when you arrive!
What is the Onstage Series?
Our 2019-2020 Season features three shows in our Onstage Series. This is a series of three performances that take place entirely on the stage of the EA Rawlinson Centre. The performer and audience are there together, up close and personal. Tables and chairs with onstage bar access add a casual feel to the evening.
How do I rent the EA Rawlinson Centre?
Please direct all rental inquiries to our Production Manager Dannyll Challis: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where should I eat before the show?
We're located in downtown Prince Albert, and there are many local eateries close by. A few are highlighted on the map below.
I'm coming from out of town. Where should I stay for my visit?
We have a great partnership with the Coronet Hotel, and we recommend them for a great stay with extra ammenities like an on-site restaurant, banquet facilities, and fitness room.
Can people with wheelchairs or walkers get a good seat?
Our 606 seat theatre offers a great view from any vantage point. We have wheelchair spaces set aside that cannot be purchased online; we have those seats on hold for people that truly require them.
Please contact our Box Office at (306) 765-1270 or in person between the hours of 9am and 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday (excluding holidays) and tell us you'd like a wheelchair spot.
For people with limited mobility that don't require a wheelchair, we can suggest the best spot to sit that will require the fewest number of stairs (or no stairs at all). Our lobby and upper mezzanine are both accessible by elevator.