The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts is located in Parry Sound and sits on a 3.5-acre waterfront site overlooking beautiful Georgian Bay. The centre houses a 480-seat Festival Performance Hall as well as the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. The building opened in July 2003 and runs year-round, presenting artists of excellence and celebrating athletes of excellence.
The Festival Performance Hall is constructed out of the area’s natural stone and indigenous trees. It has stunning acoustics as it was designed as a home for the Festival of the Sound, a world renowned festival of chamber and classical music which runs from mid-July to mid-August each year. Performances of all genres are presented in the Performance Hall during the rest of the year including music of all types (pop, rock, folk, blues, jazz, country, chamber, classical and world music), theatre, contemporary dance, comedy, literary readings, performances for children and community events.