Dekker Centre

The Dekker Centre for the Performing Arts

A community - based, professionally managed civic asset designed to build and foster cultural vitality in the City of North Battleford and the surrounding area.

The Centre creates a partnership between the City and the community that sees arts and culture as an important component of everyday life in the City of North Battleford.

Upcoming Event:Bear Grease

October 1 @ 7:30 pm

A decolonized version of the 1978 musical, featuring hip hop, parody, improv and freestyling! Bear Grease is a take over of the colonized version and rewrites history while acknowledging the darker side of our history and makes the Indigenous Experience accessible to all audiences.

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Upcoming Event:VaughnCo Entertainment Presents: ABBA Revisited

Friday, October 13, 2023

Vaughn Entertainment is proud to present ABBA REVISITED, North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA. It's members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since the year 2001. ABBA REVISITED recreates the magic of ABBA with authentic costumes, spectacular harmonies and note-perfect musicianship taking their audience on a musical journey back in time. From Vegas to Bermuda, Mexico to Dubai, and Guatemala, ABBA Revisited recreated the show stopping look and sound that ABBA fans around the world can’t deny! This show is a MUST SEE!!! ABBA REVISITED Promo Video:

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Upcoming Event:Music of the Night: The Concert Tour

October 19, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Andrew Lloyd Webber's 75th Birthday, and his acclaim as the most successful musical theatre composer of all time, will be celebrated through his most iconic theatrical music, including selections from Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunset Blvd, and more! With a fully professional cast, we are sure this concert parade of musical offerings will overwhelm the senses. Follow: @soundthealarmmt Details: This performance is not recommended for children under 5 years old.

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Upcoming Event:Diyet and the Love Soldiers

November 3 @ 7:30 pm

Diyet is an Indigenous singer-songwriter from the Yukon who blends alternative country, folk, roots and traditional music with her native Southern Tutchone language and stories. Backed by Love Soldiers, a trio composed of her husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout, and Juno Award-winning producer Bob Hamilton, Diyet's music is a fusion of big stage and intimate room sounds, capturing her adventurous and chaotic life experiences. She sings in both English and Southern Tutchone and plays bass guitar, creating a unique sound that showcases her Indigenous world view and northern life.

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Upcoming Event:Middle Raged

November 15 @ 7:30 pm

Middle Raged is a hilarious live sketch comedy revue starring Geri Hall (22 Minutes, Second City), and Gary Pearson (MadTV, Corner Gas), that explores life between 30 and 65- from raising kids, to financial stress, to dealing with elderly parents, to going to more funerals than weddings, and even trying to keep romance alive through ‘Outlander’ role play in the bedroom. Critics are raving at the special chemistry and comedy of Gary and Geri as they send up the time of life when the bloom is off the rose, but the thorns are sharper than ever.

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Upcoming Event:A Louisiana Hayride Christmas

Friday, November 24 @ 7:30 pm

You will LOVE A Louisiana Hayride Christmas! Get in the Christmas spirit with the incredibly talented cast of the Louisiana Hayride Show. After 13 years of successful shows across Western Canada, the cast and crew of the Louisiana Hayride Show are bringing their very special Christmas production to you! On stage to entertain you will be Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, Roy Orbison, Crystal Gayle, Buddy Holly, Shania Twain and more! They’ll be singing their big hits as well as their favorite Christmas songs, such as Blue Christmas, Let It Snow, Pretty Paper, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and White Christmas. In addition to enjoying your favorite ‘characters’ from the Louisiana Hayride Show and a few of the show’s most popular songs like I Walk the Line, Crazy, Hound Dog, Sixteen Tons, That’ll Be the Day and Pretty Woman, in this special Christmas edition you’ll be treated to the incredible vocals of the Louisiana Hayride cast as they sing as themselves! Andrea Anderson will bring tears to your eyes with her incredible versions of Oh Holy Night and How Great Thou Art. William Brookfield is back for this Christmas show and he and Gil Risling do a wonderful rendition of Away In A Manger and Gil’s vocals and William’s instrumentation on Hark the Herald Angels will leave you breathless!. Woven throughout the songs are fascinating tidbits of information (with a Christmas twist), delightfully presented by your host and creator of the show, Lori Risling. This show will take you on a magical Christmas journey, a delight from start to finish.You will Love the Songs, You will Love the Stories!!! Tell your friends and family and get your tickets now before the show sell out! All info available at or email

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Upcoming Event:Finger Eleven

November 28 @ 7:30 pm

Across seven studio albums including hit singles such as "One Thing", "Good Times", and the monster crossover smash "Paralyzer", Finger Eleven have achieved multi-Platinum status. After a 7 year hiatus, the band returns!!

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Upcoming Event:The Ennis Sisters Christmas

December 2 @ 7:30 pm

For years, Maureen, Karen and Teresa have been captivating audiences with their highly woven sibling harmonies and endearing humour. With a mix of original songs, holiday classics, humorous recitations and a little Irish step-dancing, the evening is sure to ignite your holiday spirit. Don't miss the chance to delight in a Christmas tradition, cherished by so many!

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Upcoming Event:Jess Moskaluke: Winter Wonderland

December 13 @ 7:30 pm

An internationally celebrated artist, Jess Moskaluke continues to break barriers in the country music world with her big voice, pop-infused hooks, and sonic versatility, as seen with her current single ‘Heartbreaker’ and previous release ‘Not What Ya Think.’ The first Canadian female country artist since Shania Twain to achieve Canadian Platinum single status with the hit ‘Cheap Wine and Cigarettes’, Moskaluke has since gone on to earn Canadian Gold certifications for ‘Take Me Home’, ‘Kiss Me Quiet’, and her first NUMBER ONE ‘Country Girls’, and was notably the first Canadian female country artist since 2008 to have a song in the Top 3 with ‘Drive Me Away’. The 2017 JUNO Award winner for ‘Country Album of the Year’, Moskaluke has taken home multiple CCMA Awards including ‘Album Of The Year’ (2018) and ‘Female Artist of the Year’ (3X consecutive) and is a 2017 SOCAN Award winner and the 2020 WCM Award winner for ‘Country Artist of the Year’. Her 2021 album The Demos included hit single ‘Mapdot’, an ode to her hometown, and fan-favourite ‘Nothing I Don’t Love About You’, and in 2022 Moskaluke embarked on the Mapdot Tour, her first national headlining run which saw multiple sold out dates across Canada.

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Upcoming Event:Buzz Brass

January 23 @ 7:30 pm

Buzz Brass is a Canadian brass quintet that offers a dynamic performance of classical works reinterpreted through trumpet, horn, and trombone. With a wide appeal, the group has received top awards at Prix Opus, ADISQ, and Trille Or, as well as being a Top 10 pick at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Their repertoire spans from classical to ragtime to jazz and they have collaborated with symphony orchestras across Canada. Buzz Brass delivers brass at its best with intelligence, whimsy, and skill.

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Upcoming Event:The Great Canadian Road Trip

February 27 @ 7:30 pm

Featuring Doc Walker, Michelle Wright and Jason McCoy “So you’re saying we get to go on a cross-Canadian road trip with two absolutely legendary artists that we are massive fans of?! Please refrain from pinching us until it’s over,” says Dave Wasyliw of Doc Walker. “This tour will be a non-stop hit after hit each night. I love Canada, I love country music, and I love touring with my friends, but most of all, I love the fans who are going to make this an epic Canadian Roadtrip!” says Jason McCoy. "I'm so excited to be touring across Canada with Doc Walker and Jason McCoy,” says Michelle Wright. It's going to be a wonderful night of music, and I can't wait to share the stage with my friends and bring this show to fans across the country!

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Upcoming Event:The Andrew Collins Trio: A Cabaret in the Lawrence Hall

February 29 @ 7:30 pm

Andrew Collins is a versatile musician at the forefront of Canada's acoustic/roots music scene. He has co-founded various successful Canadian bands and is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, arranger, writer, and teacher across multiple genres including folk, jazz, bluegrass, Celtic, and classical. He has garnered numerous JUNO nominations and Canadian Folk Music Awards. With his trio featuring Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney, Collins showcases a range of styles and instruments on stage, blending genres and keeping ahead of the game, landing between Béla Fleck and David Grisman.

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Upcoming Event:Piano Heist

March 21 @ 7:30 pm

Lifelong friends Nico Rhodes and Patrick Courtin are on a mission to redeem the piano and prove its status as the greatest instrument of all time. With the music of great composers, songwriters, and performers and the use of technology, they present everything from classical piano pieces to boogie woogie and romantic ballads in their show Piano Heist. The show combines elements of theater, comedy, audience participation, stories, history, and musical madness to create a world of musical wonder.

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Upcoming Event:Mr. Snotsense's World of Fun! Family Entertainment in the Lawrence Hall

March 23 @ 2:00 pm

Mr. Snotsense, aka Eric Paetkau, is just a big kid who loves sharing music and stories. His infectious and engaging energy gets people singing, dancing, and yearning for ice cream and bananas. For over 30 years, Eric has also been a professional conductor and violist. As conductor of the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra from 2015-2022, founder and conductor of the Juno-nominated group of 27 Chamber Orchestra, and guest conductor and violist for orchestras around the world (Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Les Violons du Roy, Canadian Opera Company, and many more), Eric has had a successful and fulfilling career in the classical music space. In the slightly more bonkers world of kids’ entertainment, Eric shares his passion for entertaining kids (and their parents) by performing live shows, hosting a weekly online TV show, writing books (The Big Book of Stuff - Atmosphere Press), and just plain goofing around. Watch the wackiness unfold at on Youtube at @mrsnotsense. Welcome to a wonderful world of silliness filled with absolute joy!

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Upcoming Event:Genius of the Gentle Giant: A Tribute to Don Williams

April 5 @ 7:30 pm

18 time Country Music Alberta nominated recording artist Trevor Panczak's first songs learned on guitar, were of Don Williams. It came full circle when Trevor was given the opportunity to open up 5 shows on Don Williams’ final Canadian tour. At 6’ 5” and known in some circles as "Canada’s" gentle giant, Trevor and his band will share familiar renditions and new interpretations of the music of one of the most beloved artists of all time the original gentle giant, Don Williams. Trevor will take you through the decades of #1 hits with touching stories of the relationship to not only the songs but the man himself in a way that only Trevor can do.

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Upcoming Event:Kinjo and Young: A Cabaret in the Lawrence Hall

April 19 @ 7:30 pm

This acoustic show brings virtuosic musicianship, heartfelt songwriting and beautiful vocal harmonies together in one performance. Kinjo & Young have toured the world as seasoned artists for decades before uniting their talents into one project. Blues, funk, reggae and soul are the main staples of this dynamic duo. Stories of their long-standing musical adventures and blistering guitar solos compliment the amazing grooves and thoughtful lyrics of their songs. Kinjo & Young offer a show for audiences of all ages and musical tastes.

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Upcoming Event:QADAR: by Flamenco Borealis

May 3 @ 7:30 pm

QADAR is a live flamenco music and dance theatre show presented by Flamenco Borealis and featuring Flamenco Borealis and guest artists. This production tells the story of a person’s struggle with fate. Elaborate textures of world music and intricate choreographies woven in a rich tale, this work raises questions about the nature of destiny. It explores the role of friendship in finding strength, purpose, and control in life.

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  • The Dekker Centre staff are easy to work with and graciously accommodate our requests. We can count on the venue being set up as needed, and like having technology experts on site to ensure our presentations go smoothly. They also put coffee on early in the morning – which is a must!The building is beautiful and well taken care of and can accommodate anything from a small gathering to a lecture theatre of 400 attendees. Clean and spacious places to network and relax ensure our guests are comfortable and well taken care of.   Erin Soos - Innovation Credit Union


  • We would like to thank the Dekker Centre and staff for hosting our sons wedding. From our first visit to this facility, Sharon and Kali were so polite and professional all the way to the end. The entire staff went above and beyond to ensure everything was perfect and that we had everything we needed. Thank you so much and we would recommend their facility and staff for any occasion.

    Kerry and Valerie Heintz
Dekker Centre