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Trent Valley Archives Production “Tide of Hope”

May 16 @ 7:30 pm


Tickets now on sale for Trent Valley Archives (TVA) new fundraising and educational theatre initiative. Trent Valley Archives Theatre (TVAT) will produce its first public fundraiser on May 16, 2024, at 7:30 PM at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre.

The mission of TVAT is to bring history to life on stage while raising funds for TVA.

Its first offering is Tide of Hope by Peterborough playwright Ed Schroeter. The play, a prequel to the Peter Robinson immigration story, is geared to the general public and students in Grades 6 to 12.

Tickets for the public fund-raiser are $30 per person or $40 for table seating. There is one public evening show only! It is recommended that you book your tickets before they’re gone. You can purchase online at or buy tickets by phone at 705-775-1503.

There will also be two performances for school groups on Wednesday, May 15 at 10 am and 1 pm. Teachers can book their classes by email at Admission is $250 for a class of 25 students. Teachers may request free seats for themselves and up to four volunteer chaperones at the time of booking.

Tide of Hope follows David Nagle an Irish land agent and rent collector who must flee to Upper Canada with the Peter Robinson settlers of 1825 to escape the wrath of Irish rebels fighting against English tyranny. The play commemorates the bicentennial of the Peter Robinson immigration while opening a dialogue about immigration, refugees, migrants, and European settler history.

For more information about the production, visit the TVAT web page or email


Trent Valley Archives
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Market Hall Performing Arts Centre
140 Charlotte St
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 2T8 Canada
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705 749 1146
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