Today Neptune Theatre is Atlantic Canada’s largest professional regional theatre. The season runs from mid September until late May and often well into July, with productions like CATS and Beauty and The Beast.
Each year, the playbill includes a broad range of theatrical experiences, from musicals to world and Canadian premieres, to dramas and popular comedies. In Fountain Hall which seats almost 500 people, six world-class productions are staged. These include lavish musicals like West Side Story, La Cage aux Folles, comedies like The Game of Love and Chance by Marivaux and dramas like David Lindsay-Abaire’s Rabbit Hole. On the second stage, in the Studio Theatre, productions such as A Beautiful View by Daniel Macivor are featured in an intimate setting.
Neptune Theatre is also home to a year-round Theatre School which runs classes, camps and workshops for youth of all ages. Neptune Theatre School also coordinates elite training programs such as the Youth Performance Company and the Young Actors Company, which give aspiring local actors ages 13-18 an opportunity to work with and learn from this region’s top artistic talent.
Neptune has a touring company, the Young Neptune Company Tour, which has traveled to schools across Nova Scotia since 1979. The tour presents topical shows to youth, and for many it is their first experience of live theatre. Close to 400,000 students have seen one of these performances over the years.
With an enduring mission to inspire our audiences with great stories, Neptune Theatre is now celebrating its 53rd Season.
We inspire our audiences with great stories
We see ourselves as an enduring cultural organization that enriches our community across the Atlantic Region, earning a national reputation through artistic and creative excellence in our programming and the practice of our craft.