Construction

March 1, 1967

Construction

TCU Place was originally the vision of former mayor, J.D. McAskill in the 1950s. The mayor’s dream came true on March 1, 1967, when the project was finally completed.

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Opening Day

April 1, 1968

Opening Day

It was with great pleasure that the centre was opened during Canada’s centennial year in 1968, hence its original name—the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium. The first show was the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Carmina Burana.

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The Saskatoon Lion’s Band in Concert

April 21, 1968

Saskatoon Ukrainian Dance Association Children’s Recital

April 27, 1968

University of Saskatchewan Convocation

May 14, 1968

University of Saskatchewan Convocation

The first University of Saskatchewan Convocation takes place at Centennial Auditorium, awarding a total of 1,407 degrees.

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Carl Perkins

June 16, 1968

Johnny Cash & June Carter

June 11, 1970

Johnny Cash & June Carter

Only two years after the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium opened its doors to the public, the nation’s favourite country couple made a momentous appearance in Saskatoon.

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Anne Murray

March 12, 1971

On her first appearance in the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium, Anne Murray’s concert sold out within 90 minutes because of her hit song, “Snowbird.”

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April Wine

March 21, 1973

April Wine

Supertramp

March 24, 1976

Queen’s Royal Visit

July 1, 1978

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II attends Centennial Auditorium for a royal gala hosted by the Saskatchewan Protocol Office.

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Elvis Costello

November 13, 1978

Motley Crue

June 5, 1982

BB King

May 27, 1983

Stevie Ray Vaughn

June 26, 1984

Metallica

December 15, 1986

Ray Charles

June 11, 1988

Phantom of the Opera

April 28, 1993

Phantom of the Opera

Andrew Lloyd Weber’s masterpiece plays the Centennial Auditorium for the first time, running April 28, 1993 – May 22, 1993.

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Leonard Cohen

July 26, 1993

Sarah McLauchlin

May 10, 1994

Chicago

March 8, 1996

Chicago

NSYNC

July 10, 1998

NSYNC

Stompin Tom Conners

October 10, 1998

Keith Urban

September 15, 2003

Expansions

January 2, 2005

Expansions

Throughout 2005 and 2006, the Saskatoon Centennial Auditorium underwent renovations, adding an extra 52,000 square feet to the building.

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Michael Bublé

June 8, 2005

Paul Anka

September 24, 2005

Bill Clinton

March 8, 2006

George W. Bush

October 22, 2009

Black Keys

June 30, 2011

Black Keys

Wicked

August 21, 2011

Wicked

Cats

March 24, 2012

Cats

Jersey Boys

October 8, 2012

Les Misérables

September 27, 2013

Hilary Clinton

January 21, 2015

The Book of Mormon

September 20, 2016

The Book of Mormon

Beck

August 20, 2017

Beck

Chicago the Musical

November 24, 2017

Chicago the Musical

Present Day

September 28, 2018

Present Day

TCU Place continues to delight and amaze the myriad of guests that step foot in the 104,000 square foot convention centre and theatre.

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