College of Piping Gift Shop
The College of Piping grew out of a small group of committed people who, In the 1980s, bought a two-bedroom bungalow on Water Street in Summerside and revived a pipe band. Volunteers taught piping, drumming and dancing part-time, but as time went on, they knew that to be successful, they needed full-time teachers for year-round instruction. Flash forward 30 years and today, The College of Piping is also a premiere cultural tourism destination on PEI, attracting travelers to the summer-long Celtic Festival. The 280 seat, modern Celtic Performing Arts Centre opened in 2018 and has become an extension of the classroom, giving aspiring performers the opportunity to perform with faculty and other Island talent. The theatre provides year round entertainment for Island residents and visitors alike. From up and coming acts, to school musicals, community theatre, and well known seasoned performers, the stage and venue fits any type of performance.
The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts Centre
619 Water St E, Summerside
Monday – Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 Saturday & Sunday: only on show nights around 5pm - 8pm Operational Times of the Year: year round (except over Christmas and New Year’s and most holidays)