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7:00 pm
POSTPONED : CHECK BACK FOR DETAILS  
7:00 pm
One of America’s favorite operas takes the big screen. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re[...]
8:00 pm
FODAR moves performances outside for the first time with Market Dances! Dancers will perform a collection of solos and duets – five works in all – choreographed especially for the Festival. Admission is free-of-charge, but[...]
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Strike Tone was commissioned by Votive Dance for FODAR 2020. Created by choreographer Vanessa Goodman in collaboration with seven dance artists, this work examines how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and[...]
8:00 pm
The very first live streamed event from King’s Theatre! Watch it online for FREE!!! THE LIVE STREAM LINK WILL GO LIVE AT 8PM ATLANTIC ON THE FODAR WEB SITE> Click here. Strike Tone was commissioned[...]
7:00 pm
Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of[...]
7:30 pm
Miriam Orlando & Meggie Pozzolo in Graceland The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) is very excited to unveil six Stage-to-Screen short plays Developed in conjunction with King’s Theatre, the six Ten Minute plays were carefully[...]
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Karen Tomasino and Ryan Hebert in Never Give Up The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) is very excited to unveil six Stage-to-Screen short-plays!  Developed in conjunction with King’s Theatre, the six Ten Minute plays were[...]
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Nancy Anderson and Gloria Sasura in Is It Wednesday? The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) is very excited to unveil six Stage-to-Screen short-plays!  Developed in conjunction with King’s Theatre, the six Ten Minute plays were[...]
2:00 pm
Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the[...]
2:00 pm
Captured live in 2019 from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.[...]
7:30 pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Stevie Nicks brings her legendary music to the big screen with 24 Karat Gold The Concert. Recorded over two nights during her sold-out 24 Karat Gold Tour, the[...]
2:00 pm
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. The hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that[...]
2:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS. On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined[...]
2:00 pm
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS     The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker is a magical holiday tradition. Set in the rustic world of rural 19th-century Russia, The Nutcracker blends an affectionately detailed natural[...]
2:00 pm
James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat,[...]
2:00 pm
THE DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SMASH HIT RETURNS Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation[...]
2:00 pm
Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, first seen in the 2012–13 season, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. Piotr Beczała is the Duke, a[...]
7:30 pm
  CANCELLED DUE TO NEW PROVINCIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS ————————     Don’t miss this show of dance performances on the King’s Theatre stage with award winning dancers Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath   THE[...]
7:30 pm
CANCELLED DUE TO NEW PROVINCIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS ——————— Five Stars (Guaridan) Toby Jones triumphs in perfect Chekhov Ian Rickson directs Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Toby Jones stars as Uncle Vanya alongside Richard Armitage as Astrov. In the[...]
May
31
Sun
ALL MY SONS – National Theatre
May 31 @ 7:00 pm
ALL MY SONS - National Theatre

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Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
5
Wed
The Gershwins’ PORGY & BESS – Met Opera
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm

One of America’s favorite operas takes the big screen. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, and Alfred Walker.

Estimated run time: 3 HRS and 30 MINS

Sung in English

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Members: $16
General: $20
Youth: $8

Prices include HST.

Any Stage to Screen tickets or Series passes purchased pre-Covid can be used for this show. Please note that due to distancing requirements, it may not necessarily be the same seat.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
20
Thu
FODAR Outside: MARKET DANCES
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm

FODAR moves performances outside for the first time with Market Dances!

Dancers will perform a collection of solos and duets – five works in all – choreographed especially for the Festival.

Admission is free-of-charge, but donations are encouraged. Reservations are required and can be booked at King’s Theatre.

 

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Sixth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. This year, the festival runs from August 19th through 22nd.

This event is Pay What You Will.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATION: 

  • Call the King’s Box Office at (902) 532-7704
  • Or visit us at the King’s Theatre Box Office

***This event requires physical distancing of 6 feet. We ask you to wear a face mask or shield. Hand-sewn masks are available for purchase at King’s Theatre.***

Click here to go to FODAR’s website.

 

Aug
21
Fri
FODAR Live: STRIKE TONE
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm

Strike Tone was commissioned by Votive Dance for FODAR 2020. Created by choreographer Vanessa Goodman in collaboration with seven dance artists, this work examines how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and time to create a captivating sonic and physical.

Strike Tone makes its World Premiere at the Festival. The piece examines how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and time. Exploring disintegration and formation, choreographer Vanessa Goodman collaborates with seven exceptional dance artists to create a captivating sonic and physical landscape.

Watch the performance live at King’s Theatre!

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Sixth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. This year, the festival runs from August 19th through 22nd

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at the King’s Theatre Box Office (902-532-7704) or online below.

  • General: $20
  • Youth: $10

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Seating will be physically distance. Patrons are required to wear masks. Cloth masks can be purchased at King’s Theatre.

Click here to go to FODAR’s website.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
22
Sat
FODAR LiveStream: STRIKE TONE
Aug 22 @ 8:00 pm

The very first live streamed event from King’s Theatre! Watch it online for FREE!!!

THE LIVE STREAM LINK WILL GO LIVE AT 8PM ATLANTIC ON THE FODAR WEB SITE> Click here.

Strike Tone was commissioned by Votive Dance for FODAR 2020. Created by choreographer Vanessa Goodman in collaboration with seven dance artists, this work examines how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and time to create a captivating sonic and physical.

Strike Tone makes its World Premiere at the Festival. The piece examines how body and sound can thrive and dissolve in space and time. Exploring disintegration and formation, choreographer Vanessa Goodman collaborates with seven exceptional dance artists to create a captivating sonic and physical landscape.

Home to the only summer contemporary dance festival in Nova Scotia, Festival of Dance Annapolis Royal FODAR is ranked as one of the major dance festivals in the country. Back for its Sixth Season, the festival showcases the best and the current in contemporary dance performed by some of this country’s most celebrated dancers. Each season FODAR also remounts a landmark production from Canada’s rich modern dance legacy. This year, the festival runs from August 19th through 22nd.

Click here to go to FODAR’s website.

 

Sep
2
Wed
Handel’s AGRIPPINA – Met Opera
Sep 2 @ 7:00 pm

Handel’s tale of intrigue and impropriety in ancient Rome arrives in cinemas with star mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato as the controlling, power-hungry Agrippina and Harry Bicket conducting. Sir David McVicar’s production ingeniously reframes the action of this black comedy about the abuse of power to “the present,” where it should loudly resonate. The all-star cast features mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey as Agrippina’s son and future emperor Nerone, soprano Brenda Rae as the seductive Poppea, countertenor Iestyn Davies as the ambitious officer Ottone, and bass Matthew Rose as the weary emperor Claudius.

  • Composer: George Frideric Handel
  • Librettist: Vincenzo Grimani
  • Agripinna: Joyce DiDonato
  • Conductor: Harry Bicket
  • Estimated run time: 3 HRS 35 MINS
  • Sung in Italian, MET titles in English

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Members: $16
General: $20
Youth: $8

Prices include HST.

Any Stage to Screen tickets or Series passes purchased pre-Covid can be used for this show. Please note that due to distancing requirements, it may not necessarily be the same seat.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
10
Thu
ADDG on SCREEN – Red Carpet Premiere
Sep 10 @ 7:30 pm

Miriam Orlando & Meggie Pozzolo in Graceland

The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) is very excited to unveil six Stage-to-Screen short plays

Developed in conjunction with King’s Theatre, the six Ten Minute plays were carefully selected to allow rehearsal and performance while observing appropriate physical-distancing. Performed on-location at venues in and around town, including a local church, Fort Anne Cafe, Sissiboo Coffee shop, the Annapolis Royal Wharf, and the King’s stage, they were filmed and edited by professionally-experienced cinematographers and cutting room crew. With this project, ADDG has taken community theatre to a new level in Annapolis Royal, despite the current limitations brought by the Covid pandemic!

The plays originate from the pens of award-winning playwrights – as local as Granville Beach, to western Canada, the US, and as far-flung as Australia. The writers themselves have expressed an equal excitement to see their work translated into this new medium, and give their wholehearted blessing to the project!

Abigail Bonnington and Gordon Keel in The Pool of Cerebus

Each play was created with six very experienced local directors and casts that include many of the Drama Group’s finest actors — including outstanding youth actors. It’s a mix of comedy, pathos & intrigue all in good measure. They will make you laugh, make you cry and make you think; and best of all, they will entertain you.

All six ADDG-to-Screens will be shown each night. A Q&A with selected members of the team, hosted by Simon Bonnington, will follow.

Reserved seating. Come out and see your favourite actors on the Big Screen at King’s and support your local Theatre.

TICKETS for the RED CARPET PREMIERE (actors, directors and crew will be present):

  • Adults: $20
  • Youth: $8

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THE PLAYS

COMMUNICATION GAP

  • Director: Colleen Rowland
  • Cast: Nina Habinski and Finn Hafting
  • Playwright: William Cissna

IS IT WEDNESDAY?

  • Director: Dawn Scott
  • Cast: Gloria Saesura and Nancy Anderson
  • Playwright: Pam Calabrese MacLean

NEVER GIVE UP

  • Director: Sam Cooper
  • Cast: Karen Tomasino and Ryan Hebert
  • Playwright: James Hutchinson

POOL OF CERBERUS

  • Director: Simon Bonnington
  • Cast: Gordon Keel and Abigail Bonnington
  • Playwright: Alex Broun

GRACELAND

  • Director: Brian Dickinson
  • Cast: Miriam Orlando and Meggie Pozzolo
  • Playwright: Katie Thayer

TRUE CONFESSIONS

  • Director: Wayne Currie
  • Cast: Sam Cooper, Emma Tolson and George Clairmont
  • Playwright: Wayne Currie

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  • Videography: Andrew Tolson, and Rhynn Winstead
  • Editing: Andrew Tolson, Rhynn Winstead, Oliver Bass and Simon Bonnington

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
11
Fri
ADDG on SCREEN
Sep 11 @ 7:30 pm

Karen Tomasino and Ryan Hebert in Never Give Up

The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) is very excited to unveil six Stage-to-Screen short-plays! 

Developed in conjunction with King’s Theatre, the six Ten Minute plays were carefully selected to allow rehearsal and performance while observing appropriate physical-distancing. Performed on-location at venues in and around town, including a local church, Fort Anne Cafe, Sissiboo Coffee shop, the Annapolis Royal Wharf, and the King’s stage, they were filmed and edited by professionally-experienced cinematographers and cutting room crew. With this project, ADDG has taken community theatre to a new level in Annapolis Royal, despite the current limitations brought by the Covid pandemic!

The plays originate from the pens of award-winning playwrights – as local as Granville Beach, to western Canada, the US, and as far-flung as Australia. The writers themselves have expressed an equal excitement to see their work translated into this new medium, and give their wholehearted blessing to the project!

Miriam Orlando & Meggie Pozzolo in Graceland

Each play was created with six very experienced local directors and casts that include many of the Drama Group’s finest actors — including outstanding youth actors. It’s a mix of comedy, pathos & intrigue all in good measure. They will make you laugh, make you cry and make you think; and best of all, they will entertain you.

 

All six ADDG-to-Screens will be shown each night. A Q&A with selected members of the team, hosted by Simon Bonnington, will follow.

Reserved seating. Come out and see your favourite actors on the Big Screen at King’s and support your local Theatre.

TICKETS:

  • Adults: $12
  • Youth: $8

—————————————————

THE PLAYS

COMMUNICATION GAP

  • Director: Colleen Rowland
  • Cast: Nina Habinski and Finn Hafting
  • Playwright: William Cissna

IS IT WEDNESDAY?

  • Director: Dawn Scott
  • Cast: Gloria Saesura and Nancy Anderson
  • Playwright: Pam Calabrese MacLean

NEVER GIVE UP

  • Director: Sam Cooper
  • Cast: Karen Tomasino and Ryan Hebert
  • Playwright: James Hutchinson

POOL OF CERBERUS

  • Director: Simon Bonnington
  • Cast: Gordon Keel and Abigail Bonnington
  • Playwright: Alex Broun

GRACELAND

  • Director: Brian Dickinson
  • Cast: Miriam Orlando and Meggie Pozzolo
  • Playwright: Katie Thayer

TRUE CONFESSIONS

  • Director: Wayne Currie
  • Cast: Sam Cooper, Emma Tolson and George Clairmont
  • Playwright: Wayne Currie

——————————————————————–

  • Videography: Andrew Tolson, and Rhynn Winstead
  • Editing: Andrew Tolson, Rhynn Winstead, Oliver Bass and Simon Bonnington

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
12
Sat
ADDG on SCREEN
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm

Nancy Anderson and Gloria Sasura in Is It Wednesday?

The Annapolis District Drama Group (ADDG) is very excited to unveil six Stage-to-Screen short-plays! 

Developed in conjunction with King’s Theatre, the six Ten Minute plays were carefully selected to allow rehearsal and performance while observing appropriate physical-distancing. Performed on-location at venues in and around town, including a local church, Fort Anne Cafe, Sissiboo Coffee shop, the Annapolis Royal Wharf, and the King’s stage, they were filmed and edited by professionally-experienced cinematographers and cutting room crew. With this project, ADDG has taken community theatre to a new level in Annapolis Royal, despite the current limitations brought by the Covid pandemic!

The plays originate from the pens of award-winning playwrights – as local as Granville Beach, to western Canada, the US, and as far-flung as Australia. The writers themselves have expressed an equal excitement to see their work translated into this new medium, and give their wholehearted blessing to the project!

Finn Hafting & Nina Habinski in Communication Gap

Each play was created with six very experienced local directors and casts that include many of the Drama Group’s finest actors — including outstanding youth actors. It’s a mix of comedy, pathos & intrigue all in good measure. They will make you laugh, make you cry and make you think; and best of all, they will entertain you.

All six ADDG-to-Screens will be shown each night. A Q&A with selected members of the team, hosted by Simon Bonnington, will follow.

Reserved seating. Come out and see your favourite actors on the Big Screen at King’s and support your local Theatre.

TICKETS:

  • Adults: $12
  • Youth: $8

—————————————————

THE PLAYS

COMMUNICATION GAP

  • Director: Colleen Rowland
  • Cast: Nina Habinski and Finn Hafting
  • Playwright: William Cissna

IS IT WEDNESDAY?

  • Director: Dawn Scott
  • Cast: Gloria Saesura and Nancy Anderson
  • Playwright: Pam Calabrese MacLean

NEVER GIVE UP

  • Director: Sam Cooper
  • Cast: Karen Tomasino and Ryan Hebert
  • Playwright: James Hutchinson

POOL OF CERBERUS

  • Director: Simon Bonnington
  • Cast: Gordon Keel and Abigail Bonnington
  • Playwright: Alex Broun

GRACELAND

  • Director: Brian Dickinson
  • Cast: Miriam Orlando and Meggie Pozzolo
  • Playwright: Katie Thayer

TRUE CONFESSIONS

  • Director: Wayne Currie
  • Cast: Sam Cooper, Emma Tolson and George Clairmont
  • Playwright: Wayne Currie

——————————————————————–

  • Videography: Andrew Tolson, and Rhynn Winstead
  • Editing: Andrew Tolson, Rhynn Winstead, Oliver Bass and Simon Bonnington

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Sep
27
Sun
Philip Glass’ AKHNATEN – Met Opera
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott has created an arresting vision that includes a virtuosic company of acrobats and jugglers. Karen Kamensek conducts in her Met debut.

Please be aware that this production contains some full-frontal nudity, which may not be suitable for young audiences.

Estimated Run Time: 3 hrs 30 mins

Sung in Various Languages, Met Titles In English

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Members: $16
General: $20
Youth: $8

Prices include HST.

Any Stage to Screen tickets or Series passes purchased pre-Covid can be used for this show. Please note that due to distancing requirements, it may not necessarily be the same seat.

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Oct
18
Sun
ALL MY SONS – National Theatre
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm
ALL MY SONS - National Theatre

Captured live in 2019 from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.

But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong. Headlong makes exhilarating theatre for audiences across the UK. A touring company with a big imagination, we interrogate the contemporary world through a programme of fearless new writing, re-imagined classics and potent twentieth century plays.

  • Tickets: $20 Adult, $16 Member, Youth FREE
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Reserved seating. Seats have are designated in pairs and singles. They been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Oct
23
Fri
STEVIE NICKS – 24 Karat Gold Concert
Oct 23 @ 7:30 pm
STEVIE NICKS - 24 Karat Gold Concert

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icon Stevie Nicks brings her legendary music to the big screen with 24 Karat Gold The Concert. Recorded over two nights during her sold-out 24 Karat Gold Tour, the film features a set-list of fan favorites and rare gems from Stevie’s multi-platinum selling catalog.  The film also highlights Stevie’s intuitive and intimate storytelling abilities, captivating audiences with personal stories behind some of the most famous songs in music history.

Widely considered one of the most important female voices in rock music with an unparalleled career, Stevie Nicks has had six Top Ten albums, 8 Grammy nominations and is the first woman to be twice inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – with Fleetwood Mac in 1998 and as a solo artist in 2019.

Runtime: 141 mins

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  • Tickets: $20 Adult, $16 Member, Youth FREE
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

*Reserved seating. Seats have are designated in pairs and singles. They been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 
Nov
15
Sun
FLEABAG – National Theatre
Nov 15 @ 2:00 pm
FLEABAG - National Theatre

Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

The hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag, was captured live on stage from London’s West End in 2019.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

Presented by DryWrite, Soho Theatre and Annapurna Theatre.

Age recommendation 15+
Contains strong language

  • Tickets: $20 Adult, $16 Member, Youth FREE.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
  • Tickets available at the door.

*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Nov
29
Sun
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY – National Theatre
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm
THE LEHMAN TRILOGY - National Theatre

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS.

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

Sam Mendes (SkyfallKing Lear) returns to the National to direct Ben Power‘s English version of Stefano Massini’s vast and poetic play, a hit across Europe.

Theatre at its best. Sam Mendes triumphs  The Times

Spectacular saga magnificently performed by Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles. – The Stage

What an astonishing evening! Engrossing play and an acting masterclass  Guardian

  • Tickets: $20 Adult, $16 Member, Youth FREE.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Dec
13
Sun
THE NUTCRACKER – National Ballet of Canada
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm
THE NUTCRACKER - National Ballet of Canada
 
 
The National Ballet of Canada’s The Nutcracker is a magical holiday tradition. Set in the rustic world of rural 19th-century Russia, The Nutcracker blends an affectionately detailed natural setting with an extravagant dreamscape of wonders, from the glittering, ice-coated world of the Snow Queen to the awe-inspiring splendour of the golden palace of the Sugar Plum Fairy. The December 13 matinee performance runs 115 minutes, with a 20 minute intermission. The Nutcracker’s choreography and libretto are by James Kudelka, music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikosky, set and costume design are by Santo Loquasto and lighting design is by Jennifer Tipton.
 
 
“I am extremely proud to be able to share our production of The Nutcracker with Canadians nationwide. And this year, we will expand our reach even more, bringing this great holiday tradition to a greater number of communities across the country,” says Karen Kain, Artistic Director. “We are excited to once again present The Nutcracker to our theatre audiences across the country,” says Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that should be experienced by as many people as possible and we have expanded the number of theatres to ensure everyone can enjoy it.”
  • Tickets: $20 Adult, $16 Member, Youth FREE.
  • All prices include HST.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 
Mar
7
Sun
CYRANO DE BERGERAC – National Theatre
Mar 7 @ 2:00 pm
CYRANO DE BERGERAC - National Theatre

James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, broadcast live to cinemas from the West End in London.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.

A production from The Jamie Lloyd Company.

14A | | Drama, Romance

*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 
Mar
28
Sun
MATTHEW BOURNE’S THE RED SHOES
Mar 28 @ 2:00 pm
THE DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SMASH HIT RETURNS

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale

A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to London, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA.

The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

THANK YOU TO OUR STAGE TO SCREEN PARTNER

 

 

Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies and played live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.

With Adam Cooper, returning to New Adventures after more than 20 years, and Ashley Shaw, and Dominic North, Liam Mower, Michela Meazza, Glenn Graham and Cordelia Braithwaite set to revive their acclaimed original roles, this intoxicating drama will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

★★★★ “A gorgeous swirl of storytelling and style”- THE INDEPENDENT
★★★★ “A brilliant showcase for Bourne’s genius” – DAILY TELEGRAPH
★★★★ “Enchanting” – EVENING STANDARD
★★★★★ “Dazzling” – THE STAGE
★★★★★ “Bourne’s version is masterly” – SUNDAY EXPRESS
“Matthew Bourne’s theatrical flair makes The Red Shoes a Christmas cracker. Exhilarating entertainment” – THE SUNDAY TIMES
“A Bourne again tour de force. Every step is etched with his knowledge and passion. A wonderful evening of dance” – THE OBSERVER
“A feast for the eye. The Red Shoes will be dancing for years to come” – THE OBSERVER
“Enthralling. Richly satisfying” – THE GUARDIAN
“A gorgeous take on a film classic” – THE TIMES
“Magical” – METRO
G | | Ballet/Romance | 30 September 2020 (UK)

*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

Apr
18
Sun
VERDI’S RIGOLETTO – Met Opera
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm

Michael Mayer’s acclaimed production, first seen in the 2012–13 season, sets the action of Verdi’s masterpiece in 1960 Las Vegas—a neon-lit world ruled by money and ruthless, powerful men. Piotr Beczała is the Duke, a popular entertainer and casino owner who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Željko Lučić sings Rigoletto, his sidekick and comedian, and Diana Damrau is Rigoletto’s innocent daughter, Gilda. When she is seduced by the Duke, Rigoletto sets out on a tragic course of murderous revenge. Štefan Kocán is the assassin Sparafucile and Michele Mariotti conducts.

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*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 
May
8
Sat
MEREDITH KALAMAN LIVE DANCE – Cancelled due to new Covid restrictions
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
 
CANCELLED DUE TO NEW PROVINCIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS
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Don’t miss this show of dance performances on the King’s Theatre stage with award winning dancers Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath
 

THE ENTERTAINER 

&

the sea of my tomorrows

 
Performers: Meredith Kalaman, Sara Coffin + Amelia McGrath
Choreography: Meredith Kalaman
Light + Sound: Brian Riley 
(+ Al Bowlly, Sidney Bechet, Scott Joplin, Frank Sinatra)
Voice/Poetry: Gabby Bernard
Videography/Film: Zeus
Dramaturge/Mentor: Raïna von Waldenburg
 

THE ENTERTAINER

Celebrating King’s Theatre’s Centennial Year is a special solo performance by renowned dancer Meredith Kalaman
 
What does a performer without an audience do? This has been the central theme of a work that was initially devised to reference the magic of past entertainers that have graced the stage. Now in a time when the entertainers role seems in question, yet more necessary than ever before, looking back to past entertainers who brought relief to their audiences through escapism and humor becomes a whole new exploration for the role of art as relief.
 
the sea of my tomorrows
A new work in progress graciously supported by the Dancing on the Edge Festivals Covid Commission Grant and the King’s Theatre. The sea of my tomorrows is a new contemporary dance piece created with dancers from the Pacific Coast and Atlantic Coast, taking its inspiration from these distant seascapes coming together to narrate an onerous journey across the water. This piece is ignited by the body’s capacity to hold and translate memories through water and the emotional and psychological role water plays in our lives.
 

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*Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

Thank you to our partner

 
Biographies: 
 
Meredith Kalaman is a two time Chrystal Dance Prize recipient, dance educator and enjoys both dancing in other artists work and creating her own. She has created pieces about; giraffes, girl guiding, exploring constellations, superheroes, female identity and the impacts of gender socialization. Choreographers that have left a particular influence on her include; John Ottmann, Noam Gagnon, Farley Johansson, Karen Jamieson, Peggy Baker, Judith Marcuse, Judith Garay, Julie Lebel and Kate Franklin. Her first full length work Femme Fatales toured to Victoria, Edmonton and and was presented at Ufertstudios in Berlin in 2017. Presentation highlights including sharing the stage with the Good Women Dance Collective, Dance in Vancouver 2017, Dancing on the Edge and New Works.  Meredith is a graduate of the Ballet BC Mentor Program. Most recently she has been training with Raïna von Waldenburg in I AM ONE WHO which is based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski. She is interested in shifting the context of how ballet relates to our 21st century bodies and inviting bodies to be in dynamic movement. Her company credits include: MovEnt, Judith Marcuse Projects, Dancers Dancing, Joe Ink and Foolish Productions. She has commissioned works from Noam Gagnon, Farley Johannson and John Ottmann and created two dancer theatre solos with Sophie Yendole. Meredith is thankful to be and artist who grew up in Vancouver on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. She is now grateful to reside on the land of the Mi’kma’ki in Nova Scotia. 

Sara Coffin is an independent dance artist, dance educator and Co-Artistic Director of Mocean Dance. She holds a MFA in Choreography (Smith College, USA), BFA in Dance (Simon Fraser University, BC) and Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Dalhousie University, NS).  An award winning dance artist and choreographer, most recently the NS Established Artist Award, Coffin has created over 30 dance works. Her choreography has been presented in many prominent Canadian dance festivals and in the United States.  Coffin’s research interests include interdisciplinary collaboration, technology as an extension of the body, contact improvisation, and the poetic junction between vulnerability, resiliency and courage. Her newest work Wild Within premiered with Mocean Dance late fall 2019. As a dance educator, Coffin has been a visiting lecturer regularly at Holland College (PEI), Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Halifax), Universidad Rafael Landívar (Guatemala City), and she held an Adjunct Faculty position at the five-college consortium in Massachusetts teaching at Smith College and Hampshire College (2012-14).

 

Amelia McGrath is a dancer from Halifax Nova Scotia. She has been training at Halifax dance her whole life up until last year when she studied a year of a dance at Concordia in Montréal. She returned home in March due to the pandemic and has continued training at Halifax dance since her return. Amelia has previously performed as an apprentice with Votive, and is currently working with a few local artists on some upcoming projects. 

 
Brian Riley is a Halifax-based award-winning designer and composer for theatre and dance. His practice involves community-based arts and puppetry, often in large scale. He has done residencies in rural communities and urban institutions and created youth programs including Spiral Studio Lab(2012-16), Project Sing!(2011), Telling Truths (2012), and Rock Cafe(2010). Award-winning technologist, composer, violist, and laptop artist Stefan Smulovitz has performed with leading improvisers around the world and created more than 50 live film scores. Recently Stefan travelled to Bhutan to collect sounds and create a score for the award-winning documentary “Power of the River”. He currently teaches at Simon Fraser University and Capilano University.
 

Gabby Bernard is an Alberta based actor, and graduate of both the University of Alberta’s BFA Acting and MacEwan University’s Theatre Arts programs. Some previous stage credits include A Christmas Carol (Carter-Ryan Productions), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (SBTB/Theatre Calgary), The Giver (StoryBook Theatre),  The Unsyncables (Dammitammy Productions), 3 Mysterious Women (StageLab) and Doll House (Studio Theatre). As an artist, Gabby is especially invested and interested in creation of new work: she wrote and performed NUKE at the Thousand Faces Festival in 2019, and is co-creator of Lady Be Good, a series of satirical feminist skits, performed at Play the Fool, NextFest and Odd Wednesday in Edmonton.

 

Raïna von Waldenburg recently moved to Vancouver after having been full-time faculty at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she taught a physical approach to acting based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski at the Experimental Theatre Wing for 17 years. Since 2012 she has been faculty at Simon Fraser University, University of the Fraser Valley, and the Art Institute of Vancouver. Raïna received her MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, and her BFA in acting from New York University where she trained under Stephen Wangh, and Grotowski’s principal actor and protégée Ryszard Cieslak. She served as research assistant and editor for Stephen Wangh’s book An Acrobat of the Heart: A physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski.For 30 years Raïna has been writing, directing, performing, mentoring, and teaching workshops in embodied performance, presence work, and devising. In 2000 Raïna founded the Center for Embodied Performance where she produces/co-produces her original theatrical works and workshops. In Canada, the Center for Embodied Performance and Blue Egg produce Grotowski-based intensives (ALIVE BODY, Grotowski Praxis, and East Meets West) that include Master Teachers Stephen Wangh, Linda Putnam, David MacMurray Smith, Claire Fogal, Gabriella Minnes-Brandes, and Wendy Vanden Heuvel. Currently a mentor for emerging dancers at the Scotia Dance Centre’s Mentorship Program, and a facilitator for the 12 Minutes Max 2019/2020 season, Raïna has worked with numerous artists in the development of original material and research projects. She has worked as a mentor/devisor/coach with theatre, dance, and film companies such as O.Dela Arts (Vancouver), Biting School (Vancouver), The Assembly (Vancouver); Company Link (Winnipeg); New (to) Town Collective (Vancouver); James and Jamesy (Vancouver); Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret (Vancouver); Telluride Theatre (Telluride); Working Classroom (Albequerque); InterACT – Werkstatt für Theatre und Soziokultur (Graz); Bali Conservatory (Bali); Shoe String Productions (Syracuse); Actors Without Borders (NYC); Full Moon Films — Split (NYC); Kaid Media — We Are the Hartmans (NYC); and Broadway’s Cirque Dreams: Jungle Fantasy (NYC).

 
May
16
Sun
Chekov’s UNCLE VANYA – Cancelled
May 16 @ 7:30 pm

CANCELLED DUE TO NEW PROVINCIAL COVID RESTRICTIONS

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Five Stars (Guaridan)

Toby Jones triumphs in perfect Chekhov

Ian Rickson directs Conor McPherson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Toby Jones stars as Uncle Vanya alongside Richard Armitage as Astrov.

In the heat of summer, Sonya (Aimee Lou Wood) and her Uncle Vanya (Toby Jones) while away their days on a crumbling estate deep in the countryside, visited occasionally by only the local doctor Astrov (Richard Armitage). However, when Sonya’s father Professor Serebryakov (Ciarán Hinds) suddenly returns with his restless, alluring, new wife (Rosalind Eleazar) declaring his intention to sell the house, the polite facades crumble and long repressed feelings start to emerge with devastating consequences.

Olivier Award-winner Conor McPherson’s stunning new adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, UNCLE VANYA, is a portrayal of life at the turn of the 20th century, full of tumultuous frustration, dark humour and hidden passions. Critically acclaimed director ‍Ian Rickson returns to Chekhov for the first time since his landmark production of The Seagull in 2007, reuniting with BAFTA and Olivier Award-winner Toby Jones (The Birthday Party) alongside Richard Armitage, who returns to the UK stage six years after his Olivier Award-nominated performance in The Crucible. UNCLE VANYA is designed by Rae Smith, with lighting by Bruno Poet, music by Stephen Warbeck, sound by Ian Dickinson and casting by Amy Ball CDG. Don’t miss this astonishing combination of creative talent as they breathe new life into the treasured Chekhov classic.

 

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*Reserved seating. Seats have are been marked to accommodate physical distancing of 6 feet. Face masks are required. Cloth masks are available by donation at King’s Theatre. Thank you!

 
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