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Neptune Theatre

At Neptune Theatre we pursue theatrical excellence with artistic vision through superior quality live theatre productions that entertain, challenge and educate. We also develop local and national talent and encourage the youth of our community to develop a life-long interest in live theatre.

Theatre has been performed on the site of the present Neptune Theatre since 1915. Originally known as the Strand Theatre and designed by Nova Scotia’s first professionally trained architect, Andrew Cobb, the Strand was reputed to be the first vaudeville house designed and built specifically as a theatre.

In July 1962 the Neptune Theatre Foundation was formed. The theatre was renovated extensively and Neptune Theatre was born. In the intervening 39 years, Neptune has experienced a long history of success and accomplishments, including many changes. In 1997, the new Neptune Facility was created on the same site, and now houses two theatres, several rehearsal halls, the Theatre School and Neptune’s administrative offices. Our expanded facility allows us to offer many rental opportunities to theatre groups and the business community.

Over the years, Neptune has brought world-class theatre to local and regional audiences. Our Mainstage season in Fountain Hall runs from mid-September to the end of May each year, and our Studio Series concurrently presents three challenging works in the smaller, more intimate du Maurier Theatre. The Young Neptune Company Tour visits schools all over Nova Scotia, and the Neptune Theatre School has been in operation since 1983, and has a current enrollment of over 1,300 students.

The Neptune Theatre Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of many prominent members from Halifax’s business and artistic communities.

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