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2:00 pm
Xara Choral Theatre is breaking the boundaries of choral performance. Weaving together contemporary choral singing, movement, lighting, and spoken word, their breakthrough performances tell stories that are transformative for audiences and performers alike.   XARA CHORAL[...]
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
King’s Film Society Presents THE PARTY
 UK, 2017 71 mins. Comedy, Drama A comedy wrapped around a tragedy, The Party unfolds in real time in a house in London in the present day. Janet is[...]
7:30 pm
KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced The King’s Shorts announces[...]
7:30 pm
KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced The King’s Shorts announces[...]
2:00 pm
KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced The King’s Shorts announces[...]
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
King’s Theatre Special presentation in partnership with the King’s Film Society and the Annapolis Historic Gardens in celebration of National Garden Week Doors open at 6pm, special treats, Velma’s bar and back deck. The Historic[...]
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
In Meditation Park, Mina Shum returns to the themes that propelled her early work. The film opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic accountant husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma). Maria reveres[...]
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in[...]
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
A KING’S FILM SOCIETY PRESENTATION Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic[...]
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston[...]
7:30 pm
Producer Marc Turtletaub (Loving; Little Miss Sunshine) makes his directorial debut with Puzzle, a gently humanist story of an unassuming housewife who comes to recognize her unspoken hopes and dreams through the unlikely avenue of[...]
Sep 18 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Leave No Trace is an intimate and complex coming-of-age story following a father and daughter struggling to maintain their unconventional lifestyle, set against the rugged terrain of the Pacific Northwest. Will (Ben Foster, Hell or[...]
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Adapted by Booker Prize–winning author Ian McEwan from his own novel, this riveting drama stars two-time Academy Award winner Emma Thompson (The Legend of Barney Thomson; Alone in Berlin) as a British High Court judge[...]
7:00 pm
Location: Oqwa’titek Amphitheatre It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights, it’s time to meet the Muppets! It’s hard to believe that sixty years ago this fall, Jim and Jane Henson founded[...]
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
From time to time four old friends, all extraordinary actresses, meet up in the English countryside to gossip, to remember and to laugh. For once they let the cameras in… NOTHING LIKE A DAME is[...]
2:00 pm
Annapolis Community Health Centre Auxiliary will be hosting its Annual Variety Show on Sunday October 28th , 2pm at Kings Theatre. Local talent. 50/50 draw. Adults $12.00 Children 12 and under: $5.00 Rush seating at[...]
7:30 pm
In Tim Wardle’s Sundance Special Jury Prize– winning documentary, a chance encounter brings three identical triplets together nearly two decades after they were separated at birth and adopted by separate families. However, their elation at[...]
Nov 2 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Palme d’Or–winning documentarian Michael Moore (Fahrenheit 9/11) turns his attention to another significant date, examining the legacy of Trump’s ascension to the US presidency on November 9, 2016. In July 2016, Michael Moore was treated[...]
Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the[...]
7:30 pm
GET BLIND-SIDED!! Buy a ticket to Stephanie’s hilarious play at the regular price and bring a friend under 25 FOR FREE! Stick around for a Q&A after the show and enjoy a slice of pizza[...]
7:30 pm
Just in time for Christmas… SLEEPING BEAUTY is an original Pantomime musical comedy…. set in a place very reminiscent of Annapolis Royal! Once again the Annapolis District Drama Group is delighted to be presenting a[...]
7:30 pm
Just in time for Christmas… SLEEPING BEAUTY is an original Pantomime musical comedy…. set in a place very reminiscent of Annapolis Royal! Once again the Annapolis District Drama Group is delighted to be presenting a[...]
2:00 pm
Just in time for Christmas… SLEEPING BEAUTY is an original Pantomime musical comedy…. set in a place very reminiscent of Annapolis Royal! Once again the Annapolis District Drama Group is delighted to be presenting a[...]
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Based on the life of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, the film follows the writer through her marriage to Henry Gauthier-Villars, who whisks her away from her quiet and humble life in the countryside to live in the[...]
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close, and Christian Slater star in Björn Runge’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel about Joan Castleman (Close), who begins to re-evaluate her marriage to her author husband, Joe (Pryce), on the eve[...]
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a[...]
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a[...]
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
10 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND BEST DIRECTOR In his deeply personal black-and-white marvel Roma, Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) observes the smallest parts first, before expanding to gradually reveal the social and political canvas[...]
Feb 26 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
The true story of Hollywood’s greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan[...]
2:00 pm
Shelley Marshall’s award-winning one-woman play Hold Mommy’s Cigarette is a dark comedy about life, mental illness and survival. This is a stunning story of an unfiltered life, written and performed by Shelley Marshall of Bear[...]
Jun
3
Sun
XARA Choral Theatre: RISE
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm

Xara Choral Theatre is breaking the boundaries of choral performance. Weaving together contemporary choral singing, movement, lighting, and spoken word, their breakthrough performances tell stories that are transformative for audiences and performers alike.

 

XARA CHORAL THEATRE invites you to celebrate ten years of choral innovation and the fiercely talented performers who have helped them make their mark, along with the stories that have inspired the work.

RISE is a collection of four short pieces of choral theatre. Each explores what it means to be a woman searching for agency and fighting for change while trying to honour her elders and her past. 

The ensemble will be joined by Xara alumnae, several young singers from our Chrysalis Youth Mentorship program, and guest artists Rebecca Thomas, and Michelle Raine. Each section of the show has been collaboratively developed with the featured artist and will include a re-imagined Greek myth, slam poetry, and vulnerable monologue. Music will vary from new works by Canadians Don Macdonald and Kim Baryluk to music by Finnish, Tamilian, and African-American composers.

The narratives that come alive through this show celebrate, affirm, challenge, and mourn the unique roles women play in our culture. It may leave you with new perspectives on the many ways of being a woman, a protector, and a bearer of history.

  • Top Women’s Choir in Canada, 2013
  • East Coast Music Award Nomination, 2016
  • National and regional touring Internationally recognized in the USA and Europe
Featured Artists
  • Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble
  • Xara Alumnae & Chrysalis Youth
  • Rebecca Thomas, poet
  • Michelle Raine, actor
  • Christina Murray, conductor
  • Jenny Trites, collaborative pianist
  • Claire Leger, choral choreographer
  • Matthew Downey, lighting designer
  • Jordyn Bochon, costume designer

 

Christina Murray, Co-Artistic Director & Conductor

 

 

Claire Leger, Co-Artistic Director & Choreographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

General Ticket Price: $32

Member Price: $28

Youth: $12

All prices include HST.

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
5
Tue
THE PARTY
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm

King’s Film Society Presents

THE PARTY


  • UK, 2017
  • 71 mins.
  • Comedy, Drama

A comedy wrapped around a tragedy, The Party unfolds in real time in a house in London in the present day. Janet is hosting an intimate gathering of friends to celebrate her promotion to Shadow Minister of Health in the party of opposition. Her husband, Bill, seems preoccupied. As their friends arrive, some of who have their own dramatic news to share, the soirée gradually unravels. An announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that rapidly escalate into all-out confrontation. As people’s illusions about themselves and each other go up in smoke, along with the canapés, The Party becomes a night that began with champagne but ends with blood on the floor. Directed and written by Sally Potter.
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Kristen Scott Thomas and Timothy Spall.

“A deliciously heightened, caviar-black comedy that sets up its brittle, bourgeois characters like bowling pins and gleefully knocks them down in 71 minutes flat.”

– Variety

“Observant and smart…. It plays out in real time with elegance and dispatch, cantering up to a cheeky punch line twist which leaves you laughing over the final credits.”
–The Guardian

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Jun
15
Fri
KING’S SHORTS – 12th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm

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KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm

Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced
The King’s Shorts announces the names of the eight plays, playwrights and directors selected for the 2018 Festival.  From the 93 submissions, the reading committee narrowed it down to the final eight:
  • After Her by Elizabeth Suzanne Hofeld, Los Angeles, CA, directed by Carolyn Crowell
  • Annapolis Royale, by John MacEachern, Middleton, NS, directed by Dawn Scott
  • Couples Therapy, by Charles Salmon, Halifax, NS, directed by Wayne Currie
  • Equal Opportunity by Marsha Roberts, San Francisco, CA, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • Foolproof by Sue Higgs, Eastern Shore, NS, directed by Margaret Gray
  • Hints and Allegations by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Nancie McKinnon
  • Memories in the Park by Aaron LeBlanc, Ottawa, ON, directed by Dessie Howard
  • The Order of Good Cheer by Glenna Prime and Jim Prime, New Minas, NS, directed by Verilea Ellis.

Click here for more information about King’s Shorts.

Tickets available now at the Box Office (902.532.7704)
$15  Advance, $17  Door, $8 Youth
All prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
16
Sat
KING’S SHORTS – 12th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm

shortslogo

KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm

Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced
The King’s Shorts announces the names of the eight plays, playwrights and directors selected for the 2018 Festival.  From the 93 submissions, the reading committee narrowed it down to the final eight:
  • After Her by Elizabeth Suzanne Hofeld, Los Angeles, CA, directed by Carolyn Crowell
  • Annapolis Royale, by John MacEachern, Middleton, NS, directed by Dawn Scott
  • Couples Therapy, by Charles Salmon, Halifax, NS, directed by Wayne Currie
  • Equal Opportunity by Marsha Roberts, San Francisco, CA, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • Foolproof by Sue Higgs, Eastern Shore, NS, directed by Margaret Gray
  • Hints and Allegations by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Nancie McKinnon
  • Memories in the Park by Aaron LeBlanc, Ottawa, ON, directed by Dessie Howard
  • The Order of Good Cheer by Glenna Prime and Jim Prime, New Minas, NS, directed by Verilea Ellis.

Click here for more information about King’s Shorts.

Tickets available now at the Box Office (902.532.7704)
$15  Advance, $17  Door, $8 Youth
All prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
17
Sun
KING’S SHORTS – 12th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm

shortslogo

KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm

Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced
The King’s Shorts announces the names of the eight plays, playwrights and directors selected for the 2018 Festival.  From the 93 submissions, the reading committee narrowed it down to the final eight:
  • After Her by Elizabeth Suzanne Hofeld, Los Angeles, CA, directed by Carolyn Crowell
  • Annapolis Royale, by John MacEachern, Middleton, NS, directed by Dawn Scott
  • Couples Therapy, by Charles Salmon, Halifax, NS, directed by Wayne Currie
  • Equal Opportunity by Marsha Roberts, San Francisco, CA, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • Foolproof by Sue Higgs, Eastern Shore, NS, directed by Margaret Gray
  • Hints and Allegations by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Nancie McKinnon
  • Memories in the Park by Aaron LeBlanc, Ottawa, ON, directed by Dessie Howard
  • The Order of Good Cheer by Glenna Prime and Jim Prime, New Minas, NS, directed by Verilea Ellis.

Click here for more information about King’s Shorts.

Tickets available now at the Box Office (902.532.7704)
$15  Advance, $17  Door, $8 Youth
All prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
23
Sat
THE GARDENER
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm
King’s Theatre Special presentation in partnership with the
King’s Film Society and the Annapolis Historic Gardens
in celebration of National Garden Week
  • Doors open at 6pm, special treats, Velma’s bar and back deck.
  • The Historic Gardens will provide ‘Garden Baby’ door prizes!
  • The Champlain Garden Club will introduce the film
  • Check out the garden-themed art in the lobby
Sébastien Chabot | Canada | 2016 | 87 min 
The Gardener is a documentary reflecting on the meaning of gardening and its impact on our lives.


Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English-style garden and summer estate.
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century.

Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the film looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world. This poetic doc shows the harmonious relationship between people and nature and offers a compelling call for preservation.
Directed and produced by Sébastien Chabot    

 

General Admission at the Door.

$12 ($1 off with Film Buff card).

Doors open at 6pm, film starts at 7pm.

Jul
10
Tue
MEDITATION PARK
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm

In Meditation Park, Mina Shum returns to the themes that propelled her early work. The film opens with Maria (Cheng Pei Pei) hosting a birthday celebration for her workaholic accountant husband, Bing, (Tzi Ma). Maria reveres Bing and remains in awe of the sacrifices he has made for the family, so much so that she even respects his insistence that she not speak to their son. But when she finds evidence that Bing may not be the perfect person she believes him to be, she’s forced to consider her world in a radically different light. Maria embarks on a journey of self-discovery by engaging with the world around her, something Bing has always discouraged.

She befriends a group of local eccentrics and a rather shady neighbour, Gabriel (Don McKellar). Maria soon realizes that people’s lives are much more complicated than Bing has led her to believe.

Shum exhibits genuine compassion with her insight into the experiences of first-generation immigrant women. This is a charming and generous film, boasting fine performances by its leads and the phenomenal Sandra Oh, as Maria’s daughter.

Starring Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy), Cheng Pei Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and Tzi Mah (Arrival)

  • CANADA
  • English, Cantonese, Mandarin w/ English subtitles
  • Drama
  • 94 minutes
  • Rating N/A

“Meditation Park is a complex film that hews with tenderness to Asian stereotypes in order to reflect back their often-obscured depths.” – The Globe and Mail

“Writer/Director Mina Shum mines her favourite theme – immigrant experience in Canada – in what seems at first to be a gentle slice of life but eventually develops a powerful emotional force.” – NOW Toronto

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

 

Jul
24
Tue
THE DEATH OF STALIN
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

  • USA
  • 105 min
  • Comedy
  • Rated: R

“The Death Of Stalin is superbly cast, and acted with icy and ruthless force by an A-list lineup. There are no weak links. Each has a plum role; each squeezes every gorgeous horrible drop.” ––– The Guardian

Read a review from The New York Time:s

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

 

Aug
7
Tue
ON CHESIL BEACH
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm

A KING’S FILM SOCIETY PRESENTATION

Adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, the drama centers on a young couple of drastically different backgrounds in the summer of 1962. Following the pair through their idyllic courtship, the film explores sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night. The film stars Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle, Anne-Marie Duff, Adrian Scarborough, Emily Watson, and Samuel West.

From Bleecker Street Films: Ian McEwan’s Novels to Film

After writing his novel On Chesil Beach in 2007, Ian McEwan did something he rarely does—he wrote the screenplay. Even before the novel hit bookstores, film companies were interested in turning this story into a movie. Traditionally McEwan has left the job of adaptation to others, joking, “In the time it takes me to write two screenplays that do not get made, I could have written two new novels.” But the elegant way the book tells how an eventful wedding night in 1962 utterly changed the destinies of a newly married couple seem to translate perfectly into a screenplay. Director Dominic Cooke was so impressed with McEwan’s adaptation that there was very little to do before filming. “He is so specific about character and place,” Cooke explained. Saoirse Ronan, who stars alongside Billy Howle, was thrilled to reunite with McEwan after having helped bring his novel Atonement to the screen a decade before. “Ian is someone who writes women incredibly skillfully,” notes Ronan. In the last forty years, Ian McEwan has written some of Britain’s most acclaimed novels. Both he and his work have won nearly every literary award, including the Man Booker Prize.

UK
1 h 50 min
Drama/Romance
Rated 14A

Read Vanity Fair review

 

 

 

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

Aug
21
Tue
THE LEISURE SEEKER
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm


The film stars Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, traveling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

“This first English-language film from the Italian director Paolo Virza is an impeccably acted, teary-funny comedy about an ageing couple coming to terms with the fact that their days of living independently are numbered.”

USA
112 min.
R

comedy/adventure/drama

Tickets: $10 Adult, $9 with Film Buff Card, $8 Youth.

All prices include HST.

General admission seating.

Doors open 45 minutes before showtime.

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