Greet 2018 with NEW Drop-In Opportunities! Click Here!

Adult Intensives are open to students 18 years and older. The intent of the adult intensives is train adults at a professional level in areas of theatre, dance and performance. Courses involve 9 hours of training and are run by leading professionals in the community or experienced visiting artists.

Note: Drop-in Classes are aimed at our Adult Students. Any teens interested in attending should be familiar with the theatre school. If interested email to get permission to attend the drop-in classes if under 18 years of age.

Location: Neptune Theatre School, 1593 Argyle Street, Halifax.
(Scotiabank Studio entrance, located along Argyle Street from the main theatre/box office entrance)



with Chuck Homewood and Laura Caswell

(with a guest appearance by Jeremy Webb)

When: Sunday, January 14 & Sunday, January 21.

Cost: Single drop-in $25
Double drop-in $45 (for both weeks)
*Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited!


Audit (listen & observe only) available for $10 cash. Pre-registration not required.

Registration is now open!

Have you applied for the Neptune General Auditions? Have other auditions coming up in the new year? Whether you are brushing up on old material or trying out something new, Neptune’s Laura Caswell and Chuck Homewood with guide you through the process in this “masterclass style” evening. Jeremy Webb will also attend for a quick Q&A at the beginning of class.

Each student will have 15-20 minutes to try out their song and/or monologue in front of the group. This is a chance to get an educated outside eye, perform your work in front of strangers, practice with an accompanist and receive professional feedback.



LA TECHNIQUE LEVEL 1 with Kirstin Howell

When: Mondays, January 22, 29 and February 5 (3 weeks)
7 - 10pm

Prerequisite: None

Cost: $135 +HST

This fun and engaging three week course will cover the basics of the LA Technique; what is the LA Technique, how to apply the technique to your own work, how to rehearse, etc. We will cover marketing strategies such as headshots, resumés, creating your ‘hit,’ and more, as well as learning how to build character through the use of improv and mining the script.

Although the technique can be applied to any medium, we will be focusing on film and television sides for this course.

All levels of experience are welcome!

LA TECHNIQUE LEVEL 2 with Kirstin Howell

When: Tuesdays, January 23, 30 and February 6 (3 weeks)
7 - 10pm

Prerequisite: Level 1

Cost: $135 +HST

Delving deeper into our understanding of acting, and continuing the work we have learned in Level 1, this three-week course will be focusing on dramatic scene work from film/tv as well as some monologue work.
 We will continue tweaking our marketing materials on an individual basis, and will play more fun improv games! Yes, there will be homework!

Registration is now open!


The LA Technique is an applicable and repeatable system of acting which has been created by Kirstin Howell, based on the work she learned in Los Angeles. The Technique is a well-rounded way of approaching the craft of acting, preparing one’s self to be a ‘working actor,’ and making one’s self as hirable as possible.

Kirstin is a graduate of the Sheridan College Musical Theatre-Performance Program, a student at The Groundlings LA, Lesly Kahn & Co, and a working actor (Neptune Theatre, CBC, Netflix, LifeTime, Two Planks and A Passion Theatre, Chester Playhouse, etc). Most recently, Kirstin played the principal role of Joy in the feature film Hopeless Romantic [post production], and can be seen in Neptune Theatre’s upcoming production of Mamma Mia.

She is passionate about coaching students, either in group or individual settings.




When: Thursdays, February 1 - March 8 (6 weeks)
7 - 8:30pm

Cost: $135 +HST

This six-week, 1.5hr intensive will be a progression of study and exercises that will build the students knowledge and experience in the art form of Physical Theatre/Mime.

Honesty and believability are the most important elements comprising this art form. Classes will include exploration of proper warming up, premise work, isolation exercises and illusions, character work, preparatory exercise, improvisation, creating sketches and the subtleties of performing.

This is the perfect class for anyone who needs to get out of their head and into their body. Beginners welcome!

Registration is now open!



Sherry Lee is an actor, Master Teacher of Physical Theatre and was the founder, performer and director of the award winning touring company, Jest in Time Theatre. Select Jest credits include tours across Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Alaska. Jest performed for Queen Elizabeth, did three National CBC TV Specials, starred in The International Beckett Festival as well as performing plays by Sam Shepard, and other notable playwrights. Sherry Lee's select performances as a principal actor include Leslie Nielson's TV series, Liography, and on stage at Neptune Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, Ship's Company, the Atlantic Theatre Festival and the Atlantic Fringe Festival with her one woman play Alone among others.

She has taught Physical Theatre/Mime to children, teens and adults for 35 years including Neptune Theatre's PPTP, PERFORM in the Schools, the National Theatre School, Acadia and Dalhousie Universities and privately. Her highly engaging style of teaching is inspired by her late mentor, Tony Montanaro who believed in developing and encouraging each individual student's personal style of theatre and expression.


Registration is now open!


Neptune Theatre subscribers and sponsors are entitled to a 20% discount.

If you do not know your subscription or sponsor access number please contact Neptune Theatre at 902-429-7300 for assistance prior to registration.

All refunds are subject to a $35 administration fee; there are no refunds once the class has begun.

The Musical Event of the Year!

April 10 - June 3

A moving interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night

A reimagining of Dr. King's final hours as he confronts his destiny and legacy.

February 27 -
March 18, 2018

A mother. A daughter. Three possible Dads.

Dance along to the music of ABBA in this ultimate feel-good show, seen by over 60 million dancing fans in more than 40 countries!

Begins April 10, 2018!

Can old flames be rekindled?


January 30 - February 18, 2018

2017/18 Bonus Features

Makayla Lynn (Jan 18-21)

Port Cities (Feb 16-17)

Echos of Time (Apr 20-21)