Guelph’s River Run Centre warms-up the stage with something for everyone

GUELPH – Featuring a variety of performances catering to wide musical tastes, four unique and exciting shows this fall officially kick-off the River Run Centre’s long-awaited 2021-22 season.

Amid a changing landscape in live performance, the venue previously bustling with music, dance, comedy and more has been waiting for the opportunity to open its doors, officials say.

Now, with capacity restrictions recently lifted, artists are eager to return to the stage–and audiences are ready.

“We’re looking forward to being able to present live shows again,” says Bill Nuhn, City of Guelph manager of theatres and civic events.

“We’ve hosted a few smaller events and were thrilled to present Live from the River Run this past year,” he added. “Now we’re taking the next step, and it has been incredibly well-received by the community.”

On Nov. 27, Adi Braun will bring her sophisticated style and subtle delivery to the stage with Noir, featuring the Adi Braun Quartet.

Viewers can indulge in the “delicious and dangerous music from the era of film noir and be transported in time by the music of Doris Day and David Raskin, among others.”

Noir features songs and repartee from the iconic period and classic film photography accompanies Braun’s blend of “cabarazz”– drawing on aspects of cabaret and jazz.

Boreal’s Songs for the Snowy Season will be ringing in the holiday spirit with an evening performance on Dec. 3, and a matinee on Dec. 4.

Soloists Angie Nussey, Katherine Wheatley, and Tannis Slimmon come together each year as Boreal to deliver spell-binding harmonies and charismatic storytelling in this delightful production.

Sing along or sit back and be transported to walks through fresh-fallen snow and the twinkle of the mistletoe.

Tickets for Adi Braun Quartet and Boreal’s Songs for a Snowy Season are $30 for adults, $28 for patrons over 60, and $25 for patrons under 30.

All tickets are available online at, by calling 519-763-3000, or by visiting the box office in person at 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph.

River Run Centre gratefully acknowledges 2021-22 season sponsor Richardson Wealth, series sponsors Borealis Grille and Bar and Miijdaa Café + Bistro, and partial funding from the federal government.