River Clyde Pageant

Community-engaged theatre in New Glasgow

River Clyde Pageant 2023 [Photo by Robert Van Waarden]
River Clyde Pageant 2023 [Photo by Robert Van Waarden]

The River Clyde Pageant returns to New Glasgow this summer for its ninth year of magical, community-engaged theatre along the banks of the River Clyde. The renowned summer spectacle will present eight shows from July 25–28 and August 1–4.

This year’s Pageant expands upon 2023’s production, further exploring themes of disruption, transformation, and the constellations that connect us all. Pageant artists and community performers are currently preparing for their roles as puppeteers, stilt-walkers, musicians, dancers, and actors. The show begins with a celebratory outdoor procession down a hillside dotted with wildflowers. The audience gathers at the base of the hill to experience the emergence of a cast of characters from a living set built from windfall from Hurricane Fiona and woven willow branches, designed by Ian McFarlane.

Performances start at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday shows are followed by an outdoor meal prepared by Chef Emily Wells of The Mill in New Glasgow. 

A new addition this year, courtesy of Pauley Charter and Adventure Tours, is a free shuttle service from Charlottetown to New Glasgow on select dates. The Pageant also offers on-site golf cart transportation and accessible parking, which can be reserved in advance.

There are many volunteer opportunities available, offering a unique way to experience The River Clyde Pageant.

Tickets for the 2024 production were released in late June. For remaining tickets, transportation assistance, shuttle service, volunteering, or subscribing to the newsletter, visit riverclydepageant.com.