Summer Theatre Road Trip
Summer Theatre Roadtrip
After an exciting day spent exploring Nova Scotia’s sights enjoy an evening of fine theatre. From small local productions to adaptations of internationally acclaimed works, Nova Scotia’s many professional theatres offer something for every theatrical taste.
If the motto “a world class theatre experience with home-made cookies” isn’t enough to tempt you, live entertainment five nights a week in July and August should do the trick. Showcasing live theatre, music, films, youth programming, and community events, the Chester Playhouse is a great venue for live entertainment.
Valley Summer Theatre
Valley Summer Theatre was founded in 2009 to produce a season of professional theatre each summer in the Annapolis Valley. Productions take place in Acadia Cinema’s Al Whittle Theatre, an intimate theatre in downtown Wolfville.
Two Planks and a Passion
Situated on 178 acres of farmland at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, Two Planks and a Passion Theatre presents its award-winning Theatre Off The Grid. Through a unique combination of nature and the imagination, the company's presentations feature re-imagined classics and new Canadian work.
Shakespeare By The Sea
Atlantic Canada's premiere classical theatre destination, Shakespeare By the Sea has been performing outdoors in Point Pleasant Park since 1994. Presenting several shows each summer, over 200,000 audience members have been entertained and delighted by these modern adaptations of Shakespearian classics.
Prismatic Arts Festival
Prismatic is a summer festival for the whole family on the beautiful Halifax/Dartmouth waterfront. Showcasing the work of Canada’s leading Aboriginal and culturally diverse artists, this unique event provides the opportunity to experience new art forms and cultural traditions. Most of the dance, music, theatre, visual art and literary events are entirely free!
Ship’s Company Theatre
Located in the coastal community of Parrsboro, this professional theatre company has been in operation for more than 30 years. A prime centre for the production and development of Canadian and Atlantic Canadian theatre, locals and visitors alike are entertained by over 75 performances every year.
Established in 1987, Festival Antigonish is held at the Bauer Theatre on the St. Francis Xavier University campus. With a focus on nurturing up-and-coming talent both on and behind the stage, Festival Antigonish has a commitment to producing high quality, live theatre performances.