Saturday, December 9, 2023

Canadian Icon, Family Entertainer: Fred Penner Live at Meaford Hall


Renowned children’s entertainer Fred Penner takes the stage at Meaford Hall Arts and Cultural Centre on Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 pm for a one-time-only stop on his current cross-country tour.

Through the Meaford Hall box office, adult tickets are available for $34 and youth 12 and under are $28. Groups of six or more can take advantage of a group discount, while care workers attending with a special-needs client receive a complimentary ticket for the performance.

A heartfelt performance of his beloved songs is sure to touch audience members of all ages and have everyone leaving the theatre with big smiles.

The first children’s entertainer to headline at the Los Angeles Amphitheatre, this four-time recipient of the Parents’ Choice Award and the man Los Angeles Parent called the ‘Canadian Minister of Positivity’ has successfully transformed children’s entertainment into a family affair. Understanding of the healing power of music, Fred Penner uses his broad talents to speak to the family unit and express his feelings about where the world is going and what children are learning. Lessons learned through the challenges and rewards of parenthood are translated into all that he does.

More than the music, the two-time Juno winner for Best Children’s Album Sing with Fred and eight-time nominee’s body of work is about energy and emotional connection. The guy who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner’s Place receives fan mail to this day from some of the 55 million American viewers where the show ran for four years on the U.S.’s Nickelodeon channel.

The value of music is not to be denied and I’ve seen it on so many levels, and I’ve been blessed with a career that has allowed me to share it. Never underestimate the ability of music to make a difference in the life of a child,” Penner has said.

A wonderful complement to this family show are two art exhibits that will be open in the galleries at the time of the performance: a wildlife print show raising funds for the Don Bumstead & Family Medical Centre, and an exhibit called Creative Children, which will showcase art created by local children over March Break. Both present unique opportunities to share and admire art exhibits as a family.

For more information on these and other Meaford Hall events, you can visit the website to buy online at, call 1.877.538.0463, or drop by the box office.

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