Record #: ANT0033
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2023
Last Full Update: 21 Mar 2023
|Located In||Antigonish, NS|
|Where To Find Us||
5015 Chapel Sq
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
|Areas Served||Antigonish County ; Highland Region|
|Contact||Patrick McKenna, Managing Director|
|Mailing Address||PO Box 5000
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5
Description & Services
|Information||Festival Antigonish is the theatrical heart of our region. We forge creative pathways that strengthen community, inspire compassion, and spark positive change through professional, live performing arts.
We build community through the creation and presentation of timely, professional theatre that engages, awakens, and resonates with our audiences in Antigonish and the surrounding rural communities.
Our primary focus is to produce high-quality theatre in the summer season, and we expand our creative capacity with year-round supplemental programming featuring diverse performing arts and artists from across Canada. Canadian stories are front and center, and by including international plays our artists and audiences gain a global perspective. We offer theatre experiences for all ages, including theatre for young audiences and dynamic educational outreach programs. We nurture the next generation of theatre artists by hiring emerging artists to work alongside established artists, amplifying underrepresented voices, and providing a home for local artists.
Festival Antigonish has established an inspiring legacy as a premier summer theatre in Atlantic Canada. With a history that spans three decades; a patron base that includes thousands of Nova Scotians as well as regional, national, and international tourists; an acclaimed reputation as a local economic and cultural anchor; and an artistic commitment to excellence, we are proud of our successes and we are committed to growth.
Each summer, we bring together the best artists from across Nova Scotia and beyond to create an award-winning Main Stage series, a Family Stage show, and other innovative artistic presentations. We are housed in the intimate Bauer Theatre on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS.
|Dates||July and August|
|Tags||Antigonish County API ; Community Organizations ; Festivals/Events ; Highland Connect ; Recreation Categories ; Tourism|