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Shakespeare By The Sea
Theatre Set Free...

Shakespeare by the Sea (SBTS) excites the audience with the wonder of words and the unique joy of live performance while shedding light on the human condition with the greatest plays and stories in the world, in great settings for a great price.


Shakespeare by the Sea is:

  • the most accessible presenter of live theatre in Atlantic Canada

  • the largest outdoor summer theatre festival east of Montreal

  • dedicated to creating original works based on classic tales and legends

  • committed to the ongoing development of Canadian theatre artists.

Shakespeare by the Sea is an artist-driven collaborative organization. Under the guidance of a Board of Directors, the company offers a full repertory season of outdoor summer theatre, traditionally ranging from July 1 to Labour Day. The company operates an 82-seat black-box indoor theatre venue called The Park Place Theatre, designed to handle the needs of the company as a rain venue during the summer season and serve as the "off-season" home to various projects, as well as a rental facility for outside groups.

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SBTSHalifax performances takes place in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people. The territory is covered by the Treaty of Peace and Friendship, which Mi'kmaq and Maliseet People first signed with the British crown in 1725.

We are forever grateful to be able to live and create art in this place, and we hope that our work joins the tradition of storytelling that has existed here long before us, documented and undocumented, acknowledging those whose names we know, and appreciating those whose names we may never know.

We are all Treaty people. To learn more about Treaty Education in Nova Scotia, please visit:

Head Office:
The Park Place Theatre | 5480 Point Pleasant Drive
Halifax, NS | B3H 1B5

Mailing Address:

5799 Charles Street | Halifax, NS | B3K 1K7



(902) 422-0295

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