Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre


Business Number: 886201599RR0001


Festival Antigonish has established an inspiring legacy as a premier summer repertory 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.

Our Mission

We want to produce theatre that is perceived both by our audience and by theatre practitioners as:

Well produced and of fine quality

Responsive to our lives as members of the community of Antigonish, Nova Scotia, and of the wider world

Challenging and yet entertaining and accessible to our key regional audience

Providing stimulus for thought and ideas as a truly integral part of our community’s cultural life


In 2017, Festival Antigonish celebrated 30 years of high-quality, professional, and entertaining summer theatre. This is an incredible milestone and one that couldn’t happen without the generous support of our donors. Sustaining a theatre, especially in rural Nova Scotia, does not come without its fair share of challenges but our donors have helped us stay strong and build for the future.

Your gift will help ensure that we can open our doors to as many people as possible, sharing the joy and adventure of theatre with audiences of all ages through accessible ticket prices and flexible programming.

As a theatre-goer, you know that what you are really supporting when you walk into our theatre is not just the arts but in fact the health, vibrancy, and prosperity of our entire community. Festival Antigonish enriches the social and economic fabric of our region, and we are proud of the legacy we have built with your support over the years.

Thank you for your support!

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