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Carleton Victoria Arts Council

Welcome as we celebrate our 41st season as a community presenter.

The Weldon Matthews Theatre in Florenceville-Bristol, NB plays host to the performances presented by the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council. Located along the scenic St. John River valley in rural western New Brunswick, area residents from several small communities from Perth-Andover to Woodstock and beyond enjoy the intimate setting of this soft-seat venue. Approximately 400 seats are contained in twelve rows with centre, left and right sections.

The Carleton-Victoria Arts Council was honoured to receive the Community Presenter’s Award at Contact East 2007. This award recognizes excellence and achievement by a volunteer organization to present touring performances, commitment to excellence in programming and contribution to community life.

The first show presented by the CVAC was by the Canadian Brass in 1979. We are proud to maintain the long-standing tradition of presenting professional Canadian and international artists to local audiences. The continued success of the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council pays homage to the vision, hard work and dedication of the early committees.

Check out the “Events” tab for all the details. Get your season pass now and don’t miss a thing! Single tickets for each event will be on sale at our regular outlets. More information can be found under the “Tickets” tab.

While you’re exploring our site, be sure to visit the links to our generous sponsors, under the “Sponsors” tab. Thousands of dollars each year must be raised from businesses, foundations and private individuals to support the performances presented by the Carleton-Victoria Arts Council. Join our list of sponsors by becoming a “friend of the arts”. You too can make an investment in the performing arts and make a difference in the lives of everyone in our communities. As a registered charitable organization, CV Arts will happily provide receipts for income tax purposes for your donation.