Shakespeare by the Sea’s Indie Theatre Residency Program is designed to give independent theatrical work in Halifax a home. Our low-risk producing model makes it possible for small or emerging theatre companies to use the Park Place Theatre as a venue for the rehearsal and production of their work. SBTS acknowledges that venue rental is often the largest budget line for independent productions, and we want to mitigate that risk! 


Independent Theatre companies, collectives or individuals to produce a production at The Park Place Theatre. Whether it’s the first production of a new work, a cool new imagining of an existing play, or you need space and time to develop a collective creation, the Park Place Theatre could be the place to support you and your collaborators. Our aim is to eliminate, as much as possible, the financial risk associated with producing theatre independently for local companies using the Equity Collective Policy or similar form of contract.


To apply for SBTS Indie Theatre Residency, please read through our Information Package. It has all the details on how the residency works, and what to expect. When you've read through the information package, please fill out and submit a completed application. Both documents are linked below:

Please complete our Indie Theatre Residency Application Form and submit it to Artistic Associate Drew Douris-O’Hara at


Please note that it is possible to receive notes and feedback on a draft of your application if you submit it to Resident Artist Jade Douris at