Calendar

7:30 pm
Special Event Celebrating National Garden Week Doors open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese; displays from local garden groups; door prizes!   “For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere,[...]
7:30 pm
Céad Míle Fáilte!, or “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!” The Caledonian Orchestra of Nova Scotia is a performance group who will be bringing the traditional sounds of ‘Old Scotland’ to Annapolis Royal.   Lively marches, strathspeys,[...]
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
Presentation hosted by Quilts by the Bay Jenny Doan is a well known quilter from Missouri. She’s coming to Nova Scotia to teach at three different retreats in Smith’s Cove at the Mountain Gap Resort,[...]
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm
3:30 pm
Reconciliation through Education and Understanding The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among[...]
7:30 pm
WE STORY THE LAND Film & Discussion at King’s Theatre This half hour film by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou follows seven paddlers from L’sitkuk First Nation in Bear River as they travel through the[...]
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Cuban music at its finest, Los Primos returns to King’s for the third sizzling summer in a row. Artistic director Jeff Goodspeed and international Cuban recording artist Augusto Enriquez lead Los Primos, and will be[...]
7:00 pm
The Legendary Broadway Production in HD One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of[...]
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
NUA is an innovative, award-winning, Toronto-based trad trio. Bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, they create their own distinctive original compositions, balanced with traditional and contemporary tunes drawn from Irish and Scottish[...]
7:30 pm
KITCHEN PARTY 2019, an annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre, is happening on Saturday July 20 at 7:30pm. It’s a celebration of local talent hosted by singer-songwriter SUSAN CROWE. It’s a favourite summer event in Annapolis[...]
7:30 pm
Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The PEI songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 in March[...]
7:30 pm
Ariana Nasr & Curtis Thorpe are delighted to bring their show featuring vintage popular songs to King’s Theatre. From jazz to soul to world classics and French chanson, this show highlights Ariana’s versatility as a[...]
6:00 pm
AUDITIONS The Annapolis District Drama Group will produce the comedy, LOVE, SEX. and the  I.R.S at King’s Theatre on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2019. Directed by Miles Leahy. Auditions for this play will[...]
6:00 pm
AUDITIONS The Annapolis District Drama Group will produce the comedy, LOVE, SEX. and the  I.R.S at King’s Theatre on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2019. Directed by Miles Leahy. Auditions for this play will[...]
7:30 pm
Join us for a double-bill with two extraordinary of the region’s finest folk-roots-country singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Jeff Hennessy and Harvey Marcotte will each take the stage with an incredibly talented roster of musicians, performing their[...]
7:00 pm
KINKY BOOTS The Broadway Musical in HD Filmed at the Adelphi Theatre in London, Kinky Boots the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-winning musical from pop icon Cyndi Lauper and legendary playwright Harvey Fierstein, directed and[...]
7:30 pm
We are excited to welcome the one and only JP CORMIER back to King’s Theatre to kick off the 11th Annual Tournament of King’s!     Thanks to our Official Concert Sponsor Hutchins Pharmacy JP[...]
9:00 am
  at the Fort View Golf Course NEWSFLASH!!! The 11th Annual Tournament of King’s has been RESCHEDULED for: Saturday September 28 at 9:00am Please call King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704 or Fort View Golf Course at[...]
2:00 pm
RESCHEDULED DUE TO POWER OUTAGE!! NEW DATE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29 at 2:00pm   Puccini`s La Boheme, the world’s most popular opera, returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya[...]
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
When the creative juices are flowing, there’s no holding back the talented quartet that makes up the Celtic supergroup Còig: Fiddler Chrissy Crowley, multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen, piano player Jason Roach and Rachel Davis on fiddle,[...]
7:30 pm
Rings Through Water is new creation that uses ethereal choral singing, contemporary and traditional Indigenous dance, along with powerful text and theatrical presentation, to tell three short stories about water.   It’s a collaboration between five[...]
Sep 27 @ 7:30 pm
7:30 pm
Great Lake Swimmers is a beloved indie folk act in Canada and beyond. The CBC has called them “a national treasure” and their music has taken them around the world, sharing a sound that is[...]
9:00 am
  at the Fort View Golf Course The 11th Annual Tournament of King’s has been RESCHEDULED for: Saturday September 28 at 9:00am 9am – Registration 10am – Captains Meeting 11am Tee-Off 3pm Meal, Reception &[...]
Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm
2:00 pm
New date!! Puccini`s La Boheme, the world’s most popular opera, returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet[...]
7:00 pm
MOVIE NIGHT AT THE “O” Suit up for classic comedy! When kooky, spooky college profs Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose their university jobs, they decide to[...]
7:30 pm
Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of-the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event.Filmed in Amsterdam on the European[...]
7:30 pm
The Music Center Presents: JONI 75 – A Birthday Celebration Featuring: Brandi Carlile, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores,[...]
7:30 pm
NEW DATE: THURSDAY OCTOBER 24 at 7:30pm DIRECT FROM IRELAND. Experience Ireland’s traditions of music, song & dance in the hands of some of the most talented young performers in the world. These performers have[...]
9:00 pm
Let’s do the Time Warp Again Campy, brilliant and utterly bonkers, it’s no wonder this is a cult classic and a much loved favourite. The only way to watch this is to sing along as[...]
7:30 pm
SPECIAL PAY-WHAT-YOU-WILL CONCERT!!! DEBUT ATLANTIC Beverley Johnston and Marc Djokic create a super-energy in a completely new performance dynamic. Combining violin with marimba, vibraphone, hand drums and sometimes a musical saw, the duo display their[...]
7:30 pm
* SPECIAL ADMISSION BY DONATION EVENT* Conviction is a new documentary by the celebrated local filmmaker Nance Ackerman, Ariella Pahlke and Teresa MacInnes. Nance will be present to say a few words and answer questions.[...]
Jun
18
Tue
FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

Special Event Celebrating National Garden Week

Doors open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese; displays from local garden groups; door prizes!

 

“For me, garden design isn’t just about plants, it is about emotion, atmosphere, a sense of contemplation. You try to move people with what you do. You look at this, and it goes deeper than what you see. It reminds you of something in the genes — nature, or the longing for nature.”
– Piet Oudolf

Thanks to our partners from the Historic Gardens, Champlain Garden Club, Bunchberry Nursury, Thexton’s Greenhouses, Bainton’s Books, Nikian Enterprises, Beswick Flowers, Annapolis Home Hardware Garden Centre, and Joy Elliot Landscape & Architectural Design.

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After completing a feature documentary on New York’s High Line, award-winning filmmaker Thomas Piper met the inspirational designer and plantsman, Piet Oudolf, and the idea for a new project was born. The documentary, FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, immerses viewers in Oudolf’s work and takes us inside his creative process, from his beautifully abstract sketches, to theories on beauty, to the ecological implications of his ideas.

Intimate discussions take place through all fours seasons in Piet’s own gardens at Hummelo, and on visits to his signature public works in New York, Chicago, and the Netherlands, as well as to the far-flung locations that inspire his genius, including desert wildflowers in West Texas and post-industrial forests in Pennsylvania.

As a narrative thread, the film also follows Oudolf as he designs and installs a major new garden at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, a gallery and arts center in Southwest England, a garden he considers his best work yet.

Piet Oudolf has radically redefined what gardens can be. As Rick Darke, the famous botanist, says to Piet in the film, “your work teaches us to see what what we have been unable to see.” Through poetic cinematography and unique access, FIVE SEASONS will reveal all that Piet sees, and celebrate all that we as viewers have been unable to see.

 

 

Special Film Event Tickets:

$14 Adult, $13 with Film Buff Card. All prices include HST.

**YOUTH GET IN FREE TO THIS FILM.**

Doors will open at 6:30pm for wine & cheese. General admission seating, tickets at the door.

Jun
22
Sat
THE CALEDONIAN ORCHESTRA OF NOVA SCOTIA
Jun 22 @ 7:30 pm

Céad Míle Fáilte!, or “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!”

The Caledonian Orchestra of Nova Scotia is a performance group who will be bringing the traditional sounds of ‘Old Scotland’ to Annapolis Royal.

 

Lively marches, strathspeys, jigs, reels, laments and waltzes make up the extensive repertoire of the orchestra. If you enjoy great toe-tapping music, beautiful vocal performances and exciting Scottish dancing, don’t miss this event.

The Truro-based orchestra will include the amazing fiddler/dancer duo performed by Maritime Marionettes. Watch the string puppets spring to life with the music of fiddler Amelia Parker and guitarist Skip Holmes!

Special guests will also include Retake, a female barbershop quartet based in PEI, and the Caledonian Show Dancers under the direction of Brenda MacKay.

 

The Orchestra will perform under the direction of Nelson Ferguson, and the show will be MC-ed by the entertaining Ron Robertson.

ALL TICKETS: $20.

​​​ ​​​​​​​​A King’s Theatre Rental Concert.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jun
26
Wed
JENNY DOAN TRUNK SHOW
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm

Presentation hosted by Quilts by the Bay

Jenny Doan is a well known quilter from Missouri. She’s coming to Nova Scotia to teach at three different retreats in Smith’s Cove at the Mountain Gap Resort, hosted by Quilts by the Bay. Although the retreats are full, there are still seats available for the trunk show held at the King’s Theatre!

 

 

To reserve and pay for your seat, call Debra Howard at Quilts by the Bay 902-245-6343 . Tickets will include the chance to win many door prizes. There’s only about 30 seats left available, so call Debra soon to reserve your ticket!

Jun
29
Sat
THE BLANKET EXERCISE
Jun 29 @ 3:30 pm

Reconciliation through Education and Understanding

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is a unique, participatory history lesson – developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, knowledge keepers and educators – that fosters truth, understanding, respect and reconciliation among Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples.

It will take place on the Fort Anne Grounds on the other side of the sally port (rain location the Academy Gym), and will be followed by a light meal.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE. However, spaces are limited, so please Pre-register by emailing the Box Office <boxoffice@kingstheatre.ca> or by calling King’s Theatre at 902-532-7704.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who are supporting these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

 

 

That evening, you are invited to:

7:30-9:00 pm WE STORY THE LAND Film & Discussion at King’s Theatre

This half hour film by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou follows seven paddlers from L’sitkuk First Nation in Bear River as they travel through the land, to reconnect with a part of their history and a part of themselves. The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe routes that leave from the reserve, and cross the territory; and people here are working to reclaim them.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the L’sitkuk First Nation who are featured in the film.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who have sponsored these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

WE STORY THE LAND – Film & Discussion
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm
WE STORY THE LAND - Film & Discussion

WE STORY THE LAND

Film & Discussion at King’s Theatre

This half hour film by Martha Stiegman and Sherry Pictou follows seven paddlers from L’sitkuk First Nation in Bear River as they travel through the land, to reconnect with a part of their history and a part of themselves. The Bear River reserve boundary cuts the people of L’sitkuk off from their ancestors’ hunting and fishing grounds. But there are old canoe routes that leave from the reserve, and cross the territory; and people here are working to reclaim them.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the L’sitkuk First Nation who are featured in the film.

THE EVENT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

Thank you to Adele and Bill MacDonald, who are supporting these events in memory of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

 

Jul
6
Sat
LOS PRIMOS 2019
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm

Cuban music at its finest, Los Primos returns to King’s for the third sizzling summer in a row.

Artistic director Jeff Goodspeed and international Cuban recording artist Augusto Enriquez lead Los Primos, and will be joined by some of the most promising and inspired young musicians from Havana.

 

 

We are excited to announce that the 2019 line-up will include:

  • Jeff Goodspeed: Sax & Flute
  • Augusto Enriquez: Vocals & Guitar
  • Alison Enriquez:   Vocals & Violin
  • Augusto-Pedro Enriquez:   Vocals & Guitar
  • Alejandro Enriquez:   Vocals & Percussion
  • Chris Churchill: Bass

About Los Primos: The Los Primos Project has been contributing to the education of an entire generation of musicians. Started in 1997 to help music education in Cuba deal with instrument shortages, and to inspire our young Nova Scotia musicians by giving them the opportunity to perform with Cuban music students and professionals.

We’ll be serving Mojitos at Velma’s!

 

TICKETS available on line or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $27.85 + hst  = $32
  • General Price: $31.30 + hst  = $36
  • Youth Price:  $10.45 + hst     = $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jul
7
Sun
42nd STREET – Broadway Musical
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Legendary Broadway Production in HD

One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway.

Peggy arrives to New York City from her hometown of Allentown, Pennsylvania and her talent catches the eye of legendary Broadway director Julian Marsh. She gets a spot in the chorus of Pretty Lady. Dorothy Brock, the classic Broadway diva and star of the show, takes a dislike to the new girl. When Dorothy is injured, Pretty Lady looks like it will have to close, unless a new girl talented enough to lead the show can be found — someone like Peggy Sawyer!

Filmed at London’s Theatre Royal the production is directed by the original author of the show, Mark Bramble. This eye-watering extravaganza is full of crowd-pleasing tap dances, popular musical theatre standards, and show-stopping ensemble production numbers.

Runtime: 2 hours 35 minutes

 

 

TICKETS:

  • Member Price: $13.90 + hst = $16.00
  • General Price: $17.40 + hst = $20.00
  • Youth Price: FREE!!

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jul
13
Sat
NUA
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm

NUA is an innovative, award-winning, Toronto-based trad trio. Bringing a fresh and unique sound to traditional music, they create their own distinctive original compositions, balanced with traditional and contemporary tunes drawn from Irish and Scottish traditions.

 

NUA consists of three award-winning members: fiddle player James Law, guitarist Graeme McGillivray and bodhrán player Jacob McCauley. The interaction between the three is what really makes the music shine, whether it be their soaring melodies or tasteful grooves.

The original tune-writing of NUA gives their music its groundbreaking, adventurous quality, as demonstrated on their debut album BOLD and follow-up album FLOW. Progressive yet hinting at the traditions of the past, NUA’s compositions will take you on an exhilarating journey, creating an atmosphere and mood unique to the listener. The trio is also well known for their exciting incorporation of odd time signatures and polyrhythms, which give the music an electrifying lift and spontaneity.

“NUA have delivered two of the finest Canadian Celtic roots albums of recent years, each one bursting with fresh and exciting ideas, magnifying the sonic scope of Scottish and Irish music.” (Penguin Eggs Magazine)

TICKETS available online (see below) or at the Box Office (902.532.7704)

  • Member Price: $20.85 + hst  = $24
  • General Price: $24.85 + hst  = $28
  • Youth Price:     $10.45 + hst  = $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

WORKSHOP: NUA will be delivering a hands-on music workshop at King`s Theatre on Saturday July 13 from 1-3pm. Cost is $30 or $50 with a concert ticket.* See details below.

 

 

 

*WORKSHOP INFO

James Law – Fiddle

James will be teaching an all-levels workshop that will give students the opportunity to learn some Scottish fiddle tunes as well as technique improvement and ornamentation. Students are required to bring their own fiddle and have some experience on their instrument. Tunes will be taught completely by ear (no sheet music).

Graeme McGillivray – Guitar

Graeme will be teaching an all-levels guitar workshop that will cover both tune accompaniment as well as learning how to flat-pick a tune. Accompaniment will be taught in standard tuning, as well as a discussion on Drop D vs DADGAD vs Standard tuning. Students are required to bring their own guitar.

Jacob McCauley – Bodhran

Jacob will be teaching an all-levels bodhran workshop that will cover the basics of bodhran technique and primary rhythms up to the more advanced levels of playing. Students will be given the opportunity to learn multiple styles of playing, learn about the history of the instrument, as well as discover the vast possibilities of this simple instrument. Students may be a beginner but some experience is recommended to take full advantage of the workshop. Students are also encouraged to have their own drums/tippers but there will be a few extras on hand.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jul
20
Sat
KITCHEN PARTY 2019 – a King’s Theatre Fundraiser!
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

KITCHEN PARTY 2019, an annual fundraiser for King’s Theatre, is happening on Saturday July 20 at 7:30pm. It’s a celebration of local talent hosted by singer-songwriter SUSAN CROWE. It’s a favourite summer event in Annapolis Royal that brings together an incredible roster of talent from the Annapolis region.

This year we will be paying tribute to the late local musician DUNCAN DRAPER.

 

This year’s line-up include these incredible local musicians:

David Chamberland, Paul O’Brien, Taren Yelle, Caleb Miles, Harvey Marcotte, Dan Froese, George Sloan, Carole Allison, Bill MacDonald, Eva McCauley, Dillon Tonkin, Carolyn Buck, Gregg Mazel, James Stevenson, Chris Moreau, Dennis Jollimore, John Eakin, John Morland, Scott Henderson, Jacquelyn Martell, Ted Leighton, Alexa Jaffurs, Kevin Thompson and Harold Clapp.

 

Susan Crowe brings her rich voice, wicked sense of humour, and generous heart to the role of host. This year’s event will be a special celebration of the legacy of the late local musician Duncan Draper, with whom all of the musicians have played.

 

 

The night begins with a New Orleans-style street parade in Duncan’s honour starting at the Fort Anne at 6:00pm and making its way down St George to the Theatre. The concert on the stage gets rolling at 7:30pm. It’s sure to be an unforgettable night

 

 

TICKETS available at the Box Office, by phone (902.532.7704) or at the door.

PRICES:

  • Member: $26
  • General: $30
  • Youth: $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

 

 

*Duncan Draper was trained as a jazz piano player at the Berklee College of Music in California. He was a consummate musician, equally comfortable playing jazz, samba, rock, traditional Irish and Scottish music, folk and bluegrass on a wide variety of instruments. He was always inspiring, supportive and encouraging towards musicians and was there to contribute his musical talents when asked and/or needed, whether it was a musical fundraiser, performance or a session. He is greatly missed in Annapolis Royal and beyond.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Aug
3
Sat
RACHEL BECK & THE ATLANTIC STRING MACHINE
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm

Glowing with catchy pop hooks, Rachel Beck’s distinctive piano melodies and emotive vocals are captivating audiences across Canada. The PEI songbird’s first single, Reckless Heart, hit #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 in March 2018, just one week after the release of her multi award-winning debut record. “Beck clearly establishes herself here as a force to be reckoned with, both as a songwriter and as a performer.” (The Guardian Newspaper)

 

 

The Atlantic String Machine is a multi award-winning classical fusion string quintet. Individually, its members have graced stages around the globe with internationally renowned symphony and chamber orchestras, ensembles, and touring artists. As a collective, they have performed with Canadian treasures Sarah Slean, Lennie Gallant, The Once — and now, a fellow Island artist and friend.

 

 

Rachel Beck featuring The Atlantic String Machine is an exciting new collaboration which invites audiences to experience Beck’s original compositions against a lush soundscape of piano, strings, and percussion. Exposed. Confessional. Connective. Beck’s warm stage presence and superb vocals envelope listeners as they collectively journey across a wide emotional range – from regret and grief to wonder and joy.

 

 

 

TICKETS available On-line or, at the Box Office, by phone 902.532.7704 or at the door.

  • Member Price: $27.85 + hst  = $32
  • General Price: $31.30 + hst  = $36
  • Youth Price:  $10.45 + hst     = $12

Click here to see a PDF of the Seating plan.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

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