Dekker Centre

The Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts

A community - based, professionally managed civic asset designed to build and foster cultural vitality in the City of North Battleford and the surrounding area.

The Centre creates a partnership between the City and the community that sees arts and culture as an important component of everyday life in the City of North Battleford.

Upcoming Event:A Christmas Carol: A Dramatic Reading produced by Jim Walls

Saturday December 11 at 7:30pm and Sunday December 12 at 2:00pm- $20 + GST

The Dekker Centre Presents: We are thrilled to reprise the 2014 of A Christmas Carol. "Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens may be the most familiar, and best-loved Christmas tale of all time. Written in 1843, for generations it has shaped our view of the Christmas Season, the spirit of generosity and love. A mastery of the characters and vivid storytelling is the hallmark of Dickens and this dramatic reading celebrating "a ghost story of Christmas", featuring local celebrities and actors as well as beautiful music from the children of the Community Youth Choir. This dramatic reading of "A Christmas Carol" is sure to be a highlight of the holiday season. Sponsored By Discovery CO-OP!

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Upcoming Event:Motus O - the Prisoner of Tehran

Wednesday February 16 2022 at 7:30pm

Prisoner of Tehran, based on the book of the same name, is a unique collaboration between Iranian born writer/speaker Marina Nemat and MOTUS O. This unique performance piece is a synthesis of theatre, video and storytelling that swims in a landscape of movement brushing the themes of oppression, persecution, survival and most of all HOPE. After the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Marina was arrested at the age of sixteen and spent more than two years in Evin, a political prison in Tehran, where she was tortured and came very close to execution. She came to Canada in 1991 and has called it home ever since. Marina’s book Prisoner of Tehran has been published in 28 other countries and is an international bestseller.

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Upcoming Event:Tebey

Thursday February 24 2022 at 7:30pm

Nashville resident and Ontario, Canada native, Tebey, is a platinum selling artist, award winning producer and accomplished songwriter with six #1 songs in his repertoire of hits. His much-mispronounced name (read: TAY-bay) is of Nigerian descent – his father’s birthplace, but Tebey grew up in the small town of Peterborough and went to high school in Burlington. While enjoying simultaneous success on the football field, he and his father made the decision to move to Nashville in his mid-teens to pursue his music career, while his mother stayed back in Canada to care for Tebey’s brother and sister.

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Upcoming Event:Snowed In Comedy Tour

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 | 8:00 pm

The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story, celebrating its twelfth year. The tour has now grown to be the largest in Canada with 70 cities from Coast to Coast. Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone.

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Upcoming Event:iskwē

Friday March 4 2022 at 7:30pm

Hello. My name is iskwē. I come from the cree, I come from the Métis, and I come from Treaty One territory. But before all of this, I come from the stars (acākosīk). \n\nIn cree culture we are taught that we are the descendants of the star people, the ones who shared with us our knowledge and understanding, gave us fire, stories and teachings of maps of the sky. We are taught that we return to the sky when we are finished walking here on earth, and that when you look up to see a falling star, you're watching the coming and going of the star people, our ancestors. \n\nThrough my next tour, Come from the Stars, I will invite people to share with me the stories of my ancestors.\n\niskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ is, among many other things, a Juno-award winning artist – a creator and communicator of music and of movement, of pictures, poetry and prose. And through it all, she’s a teller of stories that have impacted our past and will inform our future. Her music is a sonic exploration that not only blurs lines between sources and styles, but also between the actual and the ideal, the real and imagined. Her message is most impactful when delivered from the stage, where it’s not uncommon for people to leave in entranced contemplation or even in tears. Her music merges with dance, multimedia, and more in a completely engulfing and cathartic experience – meant to bring people together and celebrate that which unites over that which divides

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Upcoming Event:Blue Moon Marquee

Saturday March 12 2022 at 7:30pm

Blue Moon Marquee currently makes their home in an island shack on the coast of the Salish Sea in British Columbia. A.W. Cardinal and Jasmine Colette (a.k.a. “Badlands Jass”) write and perform original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. Influenced by early blues, swing, jazz and ragtime, artists such as Lonnie Johnson, Louis Armstrong, Blind Willie Jonson, Charley Patton, Howlin' Wolf, Screaming Jay Hawkins, Tom Waits, Memphis Minnie, and Django Reinhardt are deeply infused in the soul of their music.\n\n\nBlue Moon Marquee's passionate performances and smouldering onstage chemistry is their trademark, and the way Colette's tones lift A.W.'s mystique is something that enthrals audiences from back-room bars to festival stages, to velvet-seated theaters. Jasmine Colette, the rhythm section, not only commands the upright bass but also brings the swing with her feet on the kick drum, snare and high hat, all while singing harmonies. A.W. Cardinal is of the screaming and hollering blues tradition, with distinctive thick and smoky vocals that barrel out like a raging bull. His guitar crackles with the swinging energy of jazz-tinged blues.

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Upcoming Event:The Louisiana Hayride Show

Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM

The best country and rockabilly hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s!

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Upcoming Event:Vaughn Co. Entertainment Presents: Hotel California

Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 PM

When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammys, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. The experience of a Hotel California show isn’t just about the band – it’s about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet! Close your eyes and you’re right back there…You’ll hear all the hits, remarkably replicated, in this spectacular show!

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Upcoming Event:Bromance

Sunday May 1 2022 at 7:30pm

Bromance is a show with relationships at its heart, where handshakes become handstands and backslaps become backflips. Audacious, touching exhilarating, and with a great soundtrack, this is a tour-de-force of cutting edge physical heroics, wittily exploring male companionship and its limits. Barely Methodical Troupe is an experimental acrobatic circus company. Fusing Hand-to-Hand and Cyr wheel with parkour, b-boying, tricking and contemporary dance giving a fresh perspective on the material they create. BMT’s first show Bromance won the Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Award for Circus at the Edinburgh Festival in 2014, opened the London International Mime Festival in 2015 and has been presented at Montréal Complètement Cirque in 2016. It has toured nationally and internationally ever since and will tour for 6 weeks all over Canada in Spring 2022!

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Upcoming Event:One Man Star Wars

Tuesday May 10 2022 at 7:30pm

From the producer of Evil Dead! The Musical and Potted Potter! Starvox Entertainment presents One-Man Star Wars® Trilogy. Charles Ross will stun and amaze you with his fun, energetic, and extremely entertaining performance of One-Man Star Wars® Trilogy.Officially endorsed by Lucasfilm, One-Man Star Wars Trilogy® has been performed for over a million Star Wars fans from London's West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai and the Sydney Opera House! The result of Charles Ross' 'misspent' youth is the creation of his hilarious One-Man Star Wars® Trilogy show, where Ross single-handedly plays all the characters with spot-on voice impressions, sings the music, flies the ships, figthts the battles and condenses the plots of the three films into one hilarious production.\n\nSuitable for Star Wars fans from ages 6 to Yoda!

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Upcoming Event:Vaughn Co. Entertainment Presents BeeGees Gold

Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 PM

Backed by a live band, this Las Vegas-style Bee Gees tribute re-creates the look and sound of the Bee Gees from their start in the 1960s through the late ’70s - with their unique style that made them legends in their own time. Performing such early hits as “Massachusetts” and “I Started A Joke” - to the later disco-era classics “Stayin’ Alive”, “You Should Be Dancing” and many more solid gold standards of that era. This is a show you will remember for years to come - the ultimate tribute to the Bee Gees - Barry, Robin and Maurice - the Brothers Gibb.

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Upcoming Event:Prairie Debut Presents: Uchida- Hoekman Duo

Sunday June 5 2022 at 2:00 pm in Evelyn Ulmer Atrium

Celebrate the versatility and warmth of classical strings with an intimate concert by two principal string players of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Concertmaster Robert Uchida has been applauded for his “ravishing sound, eloquence and hypnotic intensity” by Strings Magazine, while Rafael Hoekman is lauded as a ”rock star of the cello.” Their crowd-pleasing program journeys from traditional favorites through to brilliant contemporary selections inspired by world and folk music, and concludes with a Maritime medley sure to set toes tapping.

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Testimonials

  • The Dekker Centre staff are easy to work with and graciously accommodate our requests. We can count on the venue being set up as needed, and like having technology experts on site to ensure our presentations go smoothly. They also put coffee on early in the morning – which is a must!The building is beautiful and well taken care of and can accommodate anything from a small gathering to a lecture theatre of 400 attendees. Clean and spacious places to network and relax ensure our guests are comfortable and well taken care of.   Erin Soos - Innovation Credit Union

 

  • We would like to thank the Dekker Centre and staff for hosting our sons wedding. From our first visit to this facility, Sharon and Kali were so polite and professional all the way to the end. The entire staff went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect and that we had everything we needed. Thank you so much and we would recommend their facility and staff for any occasion.

    Kerry and Valerie Heintz
 
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