Halifax theatre aficionados have known since the early 1900s that their city offers a wealth of engaging performances. Our downtown Halifax hotel, near the Neptune Theatre Halifax, provides theatre goers a relaxing and comforting oasis nestled along the majestic Canadian Maritime coastline.
Theatre in Halifax began in 1915 when the first vaudeville house, known as the Strand Theatre, was constructed on the present site of the Neptune Theatre. Performances in Halifax continued until the Great Depression when the theatre was transformed into a movie house, which it remained for over 30 years. The Neptune Theatre, as it is known today, opened its doors in 1963 with a performance of Major Barbara and the story was written for a propserous Nova Scotian performances.
Over the next 20 years Halifax theatre continued to play an integral role within the community, and in the mid-1990s the Neptune Theatre went through a major renovation. The revitalized theatre retained the main auditorium and returned it to its original glamour, while including a studio theatre and a theatre school. Today, each year the playbill includes world-class musicals, Canadian premieres, popular comedies and dramas.
- Ticket Office Hours
- Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm
- Saturday: Noon-5p
- Performance nights: Box office will remain open until one hour after the performance begins
- Will Call/Box Office Location
- The box office is located on the corner of Argyle and Sackville Street
- Transportation: Neptune Theatre is located approximately .5 miles from our hotel
- A brief 5 minute drive
- A refreshing 10 minute walk
- Metro Transit bus routes stop on Barrington Street, adjacent to the theatre
- Street parking is available in the downtown core while nearby at Scotia Square Parkade, and Metro-Park provide indoor parking.