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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.


Chester Playhouse

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Festival Antigonish

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.

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