Category Archives: River Run Centre

A magical introduction to classical music

January 18, 2019

Members of Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform kid-friendly performances of Sorcerer’s Apprentice at River Run Centre, February 2 GUELPH, ON January 18, 2019 – Experience a magical introduction to classical music for kids when members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra perform Sorcerer’s Apprentice at River Run Centre on Saturday, February 2, at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The performances are presented in Co-operators Hall as part of the Wooly Kinderconcerts series. Wooly Kinderconcerts introduce children aged five and under to the rich variety of instruments and sounds of the symphony. Members of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra play samplings of works by great composers, which provide the soundtrack to fun, interactive stories. Kinderconcerts are hands-on experiences kids learn from and remember, with audience participation highly… Continue reading A magical introduction to classical music


Mesmerizing magic with the Dueling Magicians

January 17, 2019

Mike D’Urzo and Ray Chance bring incredible illusions and mental demonstrations to River Run Centre, February 2, 2019 Continue reading Mesmerizing magic with the Dueling Magicians


Scott Helman destined to wow audiences at River Run Centre

January 16, 2019

The fans have spoken—Scott Helman plays a full house when he takes the stage at the River Run Centre on Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8 pm. Continue reading Scott Helman destined to wow audiences at River Run Centre


Fabricating news to hilarious effect

January 10, 2019

This Is That Live Farewell Tour arrives at River Run Centre January 24, 2019 Continue reading Fabricating news to hilarious effect


Dan Hill opens up about his life and work

January 9, 2019

Famed performer and songwriter comes to River Run Centre January 23, 2019 GUELPH, ON January 9, 2019 – Dan Hill is best known for his classic hit, Sometimes When We Touch, and has also shared his songwriting talents to help create countless gold and platinum recordings. The famed Grammy and Juno-Award winner will discuss his life and career as part of River Run Centre’s Miijidaa Life Stories speaker series on Wednesday, January 23, at 8 p.m. During an intimate Co-operators Hall conversation, audiences will get the chance to meet the award-winning singer, songwriter and author. With more than four-decades in the business, Hill enjoyed great success as a performing singer-songwriter and “behind the scenes” songwriter for many music superstars. Celine Dion performed his songs Seduces… Continue reading Dan Hill opens up about his life and work


Experience daring, bold and captivating ballet

January 7, 2019

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings acclaimed production Coppélia to River Run Centre Sunday, January 20 GUELPH, ON January 7, 2019 – Experience daring, bold and captivating ballet when Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings its acclaimed production Coppélia to River Run Centre on Sunday, January 20, at 2 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of River Run Centre’s Showcase Series. First performed in 1870, Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest ballets. Renowned as a “comedy with love,” the ballet takes audiences into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toymaker who wishes he could bring his creations to life. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s production of Coppélia features emotional, fantastical storytelling presented through original choreography by Bengt Jörgen, the company’s co-founder and artistic… Continue reading Experience daring, bold and captivating ballet


The Tea Party is back with an exclamation mark!

December 6, 2018

Band makes a stop in Guelph on North American tour GUELPH, ON December 6, 2018 – One of Canada’s most celebrated alternative rock bands, The Tea Party, is back on the road with their most extensive North American tour in years to support their soon to be released 2019 album. The band takes the stage at River Run Centre on Friday, March 29 at 8 pm. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series. Recent Canadian shows have sold out quickly, likely because Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows, and Stuart Chatwood are known for their mesmerizing stage presence, impeccable artistry and phenomenal musicianship. No surprise, with a career that spans over twenty years and includes nine major-label releases that have… Continue reading The Tea Party is back with an exclamation mark!


Dean Brody stops in Guelph on his cross-Canada tour

October 26, 2018

Country music star performs at River Run Centre GUELPH, ON October 26, 2018 – CCMA Fan’s Choice and 2-time Juno Award winning artist, Dean Brody, brings songwriting and storytelling to the stage on his Dirt Road Stories Acoustic Tour. The Canadian country music superstar performs at River Run Centre on Saturday, November 10 at 8 p.m. The Main Stage performance is presented as part of the Richardson GMP Music Series and sponsored by Country 106.7. This compelling, intimate acoustic performance showcases Brody’s depth as a songwriter and his unparalleled ability to bring storytelling to the forefront of country music. Three of Brody’s sixteen CCMA Awards are for Songwriter of the Year, highlighting his reputation for penning thoughtful, articulate, original narratives in music, guaranteeing a memorable… Continue reading Dean Brody stops in Guelph on his cross-Canada tour


Guelph Transit’s Special Event Fare program here to stay

June 27, 2018

Guelph, Ont., June 27, 2018 – It’s official. Bus rides to and from ticketed events at River Run Centre and Sleeman Centre will continue to cost riders $1 for each one-way trip. On Monday night, City Council voted unanimously in favour of making the Special Event Fare program permanent. The program was introduced last September as a pilot program to increase ridership and assist in alleviating parking and traffic pressures in Guelph’s downtown core. To receive the $1 special event fare, riders must show their event ticket to the transit operator at the time of boarding. This is a savings of $2 per trip. The special event fare begins three hours prior to the event start time and continues until end of bus service on… Continue reading Guelph Transit’s Special Event Fare program here to stay


River Run announces 2018-19 Season

May 23, 2018

Guelph, ON May 23, 2018 – River Run Centre launched its 2018-19 Season of professional entertainment today at a public announcement and celebration. This season has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada and their Season Sponsor The Co-operators. “Today we are thrilled to share with you not only what stars we have aligned in our coming season, but also to share our thanks towards our very generous partners for their dedication to River Run and our community,” announced Theatre Manager Bill Nuhn. Hot off the heels of their 20th Anniversary Season and happy to share what is coming to the stage, staff, volunteers and community partners all joined in the festivities this afternoon. The launch showcased VIP experiences on a number… Continue reading River Run announces 2018-19 Season


River Run Centre: 2018-19 Season & SO much more!

May 10, 2018

GUELPH, ON, May 10, 2018 – River Run Centre will announce its 2018-19 Season of professional entertainment at a FREE PUBLIC LAUNCH on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Several exciting additions to the season will be announced along with confirmation of a line-up that will offer the community a rich diversity of performing arts experiences from Guelph, across North America and from around the world. Discover what stars River Run Centre has aligned for you with the launch of their 2018-19 Season! The launch event will also feature a brief preview performance showcasing the quality, artistry and diversity of the coming season. WHAT Announcement of River Run Centre’s 2018-19 Season WHO City of Guelph Councillors Corporate sponsors and advertisers River Run Centre staff, volunteers, donors and… Continue reading River Run Centre: 2018-19 Season & SO much more!