Summerside's Harbourfront Theatre has picked up some federal money to help it bring performances to P.E.I. over the next two years.

The money for the theatre comes from the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, and was announced Sunday by local MP Gail Shea.

"For close to 20 years, Harbourfront Theatre has made an enormous contribution to arts and culture in Prince Edward Island," said Shea in a news release.

"I am delighted that funding from our Government will support upcoming performances at the Theatre, while also contributing to the local economy."

The theatre is getting $30,000 in the 2014-15 fiscal year, and another $30,000 the following year. It has plans for a number of shows, including classical, folk, jazz and Acadian music, children's theatre, and a performance by an Aboriginal dance ensemble.

"Our series of presentations will expose Island audiences to a variety of music, contemporary and classical dance, theatre, and storytelling, which are seldom offered elsewhere in Prince County of Prince Edward Island," said theatre general manager Kieran Keller.

Harbourfront is a 527-seat theatre, operated by a non-profit organization.