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2:00 pm
SOLD OUT! RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE   The story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and its projects    In 1975, King’s Theatre was a dump, but it didn’t stand out because it matched all the[...]
4:00 pm
SOLD OUT! RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE   The story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and its projects    In 1975, King’s Theatre was a dump, but it didn’t stand out because it matched all the[...]
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
WE ARE THRILLED TO WELCOME TWIN FLAMES TO KING’S THEATRE ON THEIR TOUR OF ATLANTIC CANADA   Multi-award winning, chart-topping Indigenous artists Twin Flames Build bridges across cultures, continents, and styles. The husband and wife[...]
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
R&B powerhouse KEONTÉ BEALS controls the pulse of an entire crowd from the moment he takes the stage.   With a live energy that can be compared to no other, Beals’s was named  the African[...]
2:00 pm
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS: A 4-PART SERIES OF STORIES AND PROJECTIONS WITH LOCAL FILM ARCHIVIST ERN DICK & GUESTS BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS ONLINE   Part 2: Sunday October 17 at 2pm[...]
7:30 pm
Small town. Young lovers. Big secret. PEI company Kitbag Theatre brings their production of Tuesdays & Sundays to King’s, a gripping piece of Island history expertly told. Starring Melissa MacKenzie and Jacob Hemphill, and directed[...]
7:30 pm
A HILARIOUS TWO ACT COMEDY OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS!   God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to set the record straight and expound on everything from Noah’s Ark to Star Wars and answer[...]
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Globally-inspired music effortlessly blending Classical, World, and Jazz.   We are thrilled to welcome the amazing pianist and composer Dinuk Wijeratne, percussionist Nick Halley, and bassist Tom Easley back to King’s Theatre for a gorgeous[...]
7:30 pm
TICKETS WILL GO BACK ON SALE AS SOON AS NOVA SCOTIA ENTERS PHASE 5 After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold‐out audiences around the globe, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating their 50th[...]
7:30 pm
“Mystical, dark and full of heart” Peter-Anthony Togni – pianoJeff Reilly – bass clarinet         Peter Togni & Jeff Reilly return to King’s as Blackwood, bringing a common love of improvisation, a[...]
2:00 pm
Award-winning, genre-jumping string quintet   We’re thrilled to welcome Atlantic String Machine back to King’s! They are a dynamic ensemble of string players who perform as many styles of music as they can fit into[...]
2:00 pm
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS: A 4-PART SERIES OF STORIES AND PROJECTIONS WITH LOCAL FILM ARCHIVIST ERN DICK & GUESTS BOOK YOUR FREE TICKETS ONLINE   Part 3: Sunday November 14 at 2pm[...]
7:30 pm
A comedy drama about a good neighbour gone bad… a shocking tale of neighourhood warfare told with candour and an edgy sense of fun.   King’s audiences will remember Melody A.Johnson for her award-winning play[...]
Oct
3
Sun
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town
Oct 3 @ 2:00 pm
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada's Oldest Town

SOLD OUT!

 
The story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and its projects

 

 In 1975, King’s Theatre was a dump, but it didn’t stand out because it matched all the other shabby and dilapidated buildings in Annapolis Royal’s downtown business district.  Its restoration in the early 1980s acted as a catalyst in the economic revitalization of our Town.

Come see this hour-long documentary by visual journalist Andrew Tolson and celebrate the story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and the people who made it happen!

Brought to you by the Rural Renaissance Project.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Three shows:

  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM   

Doors open an hour before each show.

FREE!  Reserve your seat online

Made possible by:

  • JANE NICHOLSON
  • ANDREW TOLSON
  • WILFRED ALLAN
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada’s Oldest Town
Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm
RURAL RENAISSANCE: How the Citizens of Annapolis Royal Reinvented Canada's Oldest Town

SOLD OUT!

 
The story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and its projects

 

 In 1975, King’s Theatre was a dump, but it didn’t stand out because it matched all the other shabby and dilapidated buildings in Annapolis Royal’s downtown business district.  Its restoration in the early 1980s acted as a catalyst in the economic revitalization of our Town.

Come see this hour-long documentary by visual journalist Andrew Tolson and celebrate the story of the Annapolis Royal Development Commission and the people who made it happen!

Brought to you by the Rural Renaissance Project.

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2021

Three shows:

  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 7:00 PM   

Doors open an hour before each show.

FREE!  Reserve your seat online

Made possible by:

  • JANE NICHOLSON
  • ANDREW TOLSON
  • WILFRED ALLAN
Oct
9
Sat
TWIN FLAMES
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm
TWIN FLAMES

WE ARE THRILLED TO WELCOME TWIN FLAMES TO KING’S THEATRE ON THEIR TOUR OF ATLANTIC CANADA

 
Multi-award winning, chart-topping Indigenous artists Twin Flames Build bridges across cultures, continents, and styles. The husband and wife duo of Chelsey June (Métis/Algonquin Cree from Ottawa) and Jaaji (Inuk/ Mohawk from Nunavik) are celebrated for their sonic landscapes spanning Canada and the Arctic, honouring their ancestors through song in English, Inuttitut and French.
Twin Flames, brings together a richness of personal history and musical experience, 2x Canadian Folk Music Award recipients for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners and most recently 3X Winners for the Inaugural Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards. Their songs tell stories of courage and survival. A beloved powerhouse with 28 Music award Nominations and having played more than 1000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia and France they are well on their way to becoming a Canadian household name.

Using unique sounds, Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments, synthesizing harmonies, singing songs in English, Inuktitut, French they offer a truly unique experience. Before combining their talents under the title of Twin Flames, Chelsey June and Jaaji had their own respective award-winning careers. They met on-set during the filming of APTN’s TAM (Talent Autochtones Musical) in 2014 and the rest is history.

Seats are limited to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Please note that once Nova Scotia reaches Phase 5, seating will expand to full capacity.

King’s Theatre is committed to making live performances accessible to all audiences. If the ticket price is a barrier, bursaries are available. Please get in touch by contacting the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Oct
15
Fri
KEONTÉ BEALS & BAND
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm
KEONTÉ BEALS & BAND

R&B powerhouse KEONTÉ BEALS controls the pulse of an entire crowd from the moment he takes the stage.

 

With a live energy that can be compared to no other, Beals’s was named  the African Nova Scotian Music Association’s Artist of the Year 2020 and Music Nova Scotia’s African Nova Scotian Artist of the Year 2019—not to mention multiple East Coast Music Award nominations. To put it plainly, the North Preston, Nova Scotia-based singer, songwriter and performer is a force to be felt—and the entire east coast of Canada knows it.

North Preston has a historic lineage of growing the biggest voices in Nova Scotia through its strong gospel scene and church community. Beals keeps this tradition going with his own powerhouse pipes, which first wowed crowds when, at 16, he gave his solo debut at his home church. Pivoting into an early 2000s-influenced R&B sound as he began to create his own music, Beals’s colorful body of work highlights the range of his talent and musicality. He has a voice that breaks generational boundaries, backed by a sonic palette that draws easy comparison to the work of Usher, Anthony Hamilton and Elijah Blake.

Beals “is a beautiful singer with key skills to match, and he’s only just out of his teens” (The Coast) and “everything he does revolves around music” (Halifax Magazine). His upcoming debut album (due summer 2020) and its lead single—the mental health anthem “KING”, which shreds toxic masculinity over a red-hot beat—prove it.

Seats are limited to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Please note that once Nova Scotia reaches Phase 5, seating will expand to full capacity.

King’s Theatre is committed to making live performances accessible to all audiences. If the ticket price is a barrier, bursaries are available. Please get in touch by contacting the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Oct
17
Sun
100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS with Ern Dick: Part 2
Oct 17 @ 2:00 pm
100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS with Ern Dick: Part 2

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF FILM IN ANNAPOLIS:

A 4-PART SERIES OF STORIES AND PROJECTIONS WITH LOCAL FILM ARCHIVIST ERN DICK & GUESTS

 
Part 2: Sunday October 17 at 2pm

  • Understanding our History through Film (with guest Holly Meuse)
  • Featuring stories and films of Mi’kmaq, Acadian, Scottish heritage and others.

 

Part 3: Sunday November 14 at 2pm

  • Film and the Black Community (with guest Linda Bailey)
  • Featuring stories and films of Rose Fortune, the Lewis family, Daurene Lewis and others.
  • Film and the Arts (with guest Susan Tileston)
  • Featuring stories and films of Ernest Buckler, Kelsey Raymond, Wayne Boucher, Tom Forestall, Geoff Butler, Brett Hannam, Louise Pentz, and others.

 

Part 4: Sunday December 5 at 2pm

  •  Making & Showing Films Here
  • Featuring stories and films sampling the works of current film-makers: Nance Ackerman, Tim Wilson, Andrew Tolson, Andrea Vandenboer, Bretten Hannam, and others.

 

Contact Ern Dick at ejdick@ns.sympatico.ca to recommend titles, share experience, or contribute to “film gossip”, as this is an ongoing project!

FREE! By reservation online

  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note: Seating will be distanced and masks will be mandatory until Nova Scotia enters Phase 5

 
Oct
22
Fri
KITBAG THEATRE presents ‘TUESDAYS & SUNDAYS’
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
KITBAG THEATRE presents 'TUESDAYS & SUNDAYS'

Small town. Young lovers. Big secret.

PEI company Kitbag Theatre brings their production of Tuesdays & Sundays to King’s, a gripping piece of Island history expertly told. Starring Melissa MacKenzie and Jacob Hemphill, and directed by Rebecca Parent.

 
William and Mary agreed to meet on a Sunday; they needed to talk. On the following Tuesday, Mary disappeared.Tuesdays & Sundays is a play inspired by the true story of William Millman and Mary Tuplin, and the tragedy that shook the quiet community of Margate, Prince Edward Island, in 1887. Written by Canadian playwrights Daniel Arnold and Medina Hahn, this critically-acclaimed play has toured extensively across Canada and internationally. Kitbag Theatre’s lauded, sold-out production at the Watermark Theatre in 2020 was the piece’s PEI premiere.

 

We first find William and Mary as blank slates. The young lovers recall, one piece at a time, their lives, their home, each other. We watch them rediscover their youthful love for each other, relive their eager, reckless courtship. Their sweet country romance, however, quickly takes a wrong turn. With each memory recalled, the thread of their story begins to unravel, quickly, almost faster than they can keep up with. They can only watch and breathe as inevitability takes hold.

 

“This production of Tuesdays & Sundays is SUPERB. With an incredible script and two outstanding actors the story comes to life with their powerful, deft characterizations and Rebecca Parent’s brilliant and creative direction. The piece flows and mesmerizes. You feel you are in the hands of master-storytellers from beginning to end. It is one of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in a long time.” — Jan Rudd, theatre professional

“Simply put, Kitbag’s Tuesdays & Sundays is a performance too incredible to miss. A must-see.” — Hon. Dennis King, Premier of PEI

*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required.  Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating.

 

Oct
24
Sun
MIKE DELAMONT: GOD IS A SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm
MIKE DELAMONT: GOD IS A SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN

A HILARIOUS TWO ACT COMEDY OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS!

 
God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to set the record straight and expound on everything from Noah’s Ark to Star Wars and answer humankind’s most asked questions in a hilarious and unforgettable night of comedy! Loved by Preachers and Atheists alike, this show has quickly become one of the most popular one man shows touring today and has received critical acclaim for its non-stop brilliant look at pop culture and humanity through the eyes of a silly, foul mouthed, and very loveable Scottish Deity.

 
  • 5 Stars | National Post: “A cross between Dame Edna & Billy Connolly with a dollop of Eddie Izzard!”
  • 5 Stars | Winnipeg Free Press: “It would be a sin to miss this show!”
  • 5 Stars | Edmonton Journal: “Made me laugh so hard I cried!”
  • Orlando Sentinel: “This is Hallelujah-Praise-Jesus Funny!”
  • Rochester City News: “It’s hard to catch your breath because you’re laughing so damn hard!”
  • Montreal Gazette: “Talent beyond belief!

Seats are limited to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required.

Please note that once Nova Scotia reaches Phase 5, seating will expand to full capacity and proof of full vaccination will be required.

King’s Theatre is committed to making live performances accessible to all audiences. If the ticket price is a barrier, bursaries are available. Please get in touch by contacting the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Oct
29
Fri
DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO
Oct 29 @ 7:30 pm
DINUK WIJERATNE TRIO

Globally-inspired music effortlessly blending Classical, World, and Jazz.

 

We are thrilled to welcome the amazing pianist and composer Dinuk Wijeratne, percussionist Nick Halley, and bassist Tom Easley back to King’s Theatre for a gorgeous night of jazz.

 

Dinuk Wijeratne is an award-winning composer, conductor, and pianist. His boundary-crossing work sees him equally at home in collaborations with symphony orchestras, string quartets, tabla players, and DJs – and has taken him to international venues as poles apart as the Berlin Philharmonie and the North Sea Jazz Festival. The Sri Lankan-born Canadian pianist is joined by jazz drummer and world percussionist Nick Halley and seasoned bassist Tom Easley for this thrilling concert of original compositions.

Presented in partnership with DEBUT ATLANTIC.

Seats are limited to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Please note that once Nova Scotia reaches Phase 5, seating will expand to full capacity.

King’s Theatre is committed to making live performances accessible to all audiences. If the ticket price is a barrier, bursaries are available. Please get in touch by contacting the Box Office: boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca or 902-532-7704.

 

 

Nov
2
Tue
THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND

TICKETS WILL GO BACK ON SALE AS SOON AS NOVA SCOTIA ENTERS PHASE 5

After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold‐out audiences around the globe, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with a brand‐new show featuring hits like “Flip, Flop & Fly,” as well as fan favourites and hidden gems from throughout their illustrious career.

Downchild will be joined on stage by some very special guests for this monumental performance, that will be announced shortly. With a stellar lineup of talent being assembled, sparks are sure to fly!

Downchild came to international prominence as the inspiration for Dan Aykroyd and the late John Belushi’s hit film, The Blues Brothers. In fact, two Downchild songs, “Shotgun Blues” and “(I Got Everything I Need) Almost” were even covered on The Blues Brothers’ 1978 multi‐platinum album Briefcase Full of Blues.

The band is lead by founder, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh on guitar and harmonica, singer Chuck Jackson, who also plays harmonica, tenor sax man Pat Carey, Michael Fonfara (who was a member of the early American rock supergroup Rhinoceros and Lou Reed’s band) plays keyboards, Gary Kendall on bass and drummer Mike Fitzpatrick.

With their signature jump‐blues style and infectious, soulful sound, Juno Award winners Downchild deliver a live performance that is second to none, and this special anniversary show is one ‐ not to be missed!

SPECIAL GUEST

The band is excited to announce 3X Maple Blues Award nominee Jenie Thai will join them for their King’sTheatre performance.

TICKETS: $60  + ticketing fee & hst

PLEASE NOTE: Once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, proof of full vaccination will be required for patrons over the age of 12; face masks will be required until seated.

Nov
6
Sat
BLACKWOOD: Jeff Reilly & Peter Togni
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm
BLACKWOOD: Jeff Reilly & Peter Togni

“Mystical, dark and full of heart”

Peter-Anthony Togni – piano
Jeff Reilly – bass clarinet
 
 
 
 
Peter Togni & Jeff Reilly return to King’s as Blackwood, bringing a common love of improvisation, a passion for taking musical risks, and a deep desire to to connect with their audience.
 
 
 
 
Blackwood is a classical cross-over duo that draws upon the wide ranging performance experience of composer/organist/pianist PETER TOGNI and bass clarinetist/composer JEFF REILLY. Together these two musical soul-searchers have toured the world with the trio Sanctuary, released concertos for bass clarinet and choir, created string orchestra concertos, and created full length works for solo bass clarinet and vocal quartet. Together they have played hundreds of concerts touring Russia, China, Europe and North America performing in a range of contexts: jazz, contemporary classical, choral, orchestral, string orchestra, and Gamelan orchestra. Long time collaborators at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, they have been playing and creating music together since 1998.

 

 
“I was smitten by Togni’s atmospheric force….  and the virtuoso bass clarinettist Jeff Reilly extends his cadenzas across the history of sound, from monody to modernism, in a performance that is dominant and hypnotic. There is something epiphanic about this music…. resist it if you can”
Norman Lebrecht, La Scena Musical

“Achingly beautiful, completely addictive”
The Independent on Sunday, UK

Blackwood releases their first album LOST AND FOUND on September 24th, 2021! Available on all download and streaming sites. Support the artists here by ordering a physical copy or digital download on bandcamp.

  • $25 Adult (ticketing fee & HST additional)
  • Royalty Card holders get 10% off
  • Youth: FREE
  • SPECIAL PACKAGE: Buy tickets to both Blackwood (Nov. 6 at 7:30pm) and Atlantic String Machine (Nov. 7 at 2pm), and we will give you a voucher for $10 at Velma’s Concession!

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating, and proof of vaccination will be required. To help keep our patrons safe, face masks will continue to be mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

 

*Please note that once Nova Scotia enters Phase 5, King’s Theatre will return to full capacity seating, and proof of vaccination will be required. To help keep our patrons safe, face masks will continue to be mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

 
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