Neptune Theatre is proud to invite schools to attend productions through our Student Matinee Program, which educates and entertains grade school students while encouraging a lifelong interest in Theatre Arts.

Under our Student Matinee Program, select performances from our regular season are offered at reduced rates with 11 am showtimes. To register your class, complete this form. Student Matinees are $25 per student for regular shows, taxes included. 1 complimentary ticket is available for every 20 purchased.

Neptune's Young Company shows are also available for student matinees for $17.25/student.

For more information, please call (902) 494-8485.

 

Student Matinee Program Schedule 2018-19

 


Playwright Will Shakespeare struggles to write his next play against a fast approaching deadline. He finds his muse and inspiration in Viola - a beautiful young woman who will stop at nothing to appear in his next play. A series of schemes, disguises and a love affair leads to what will become Will's greatest masterpiece, Romeo & Juliet.     (Grade 7+)

The show begins at 11am

 

Wednesday September 26 Wednesday October 3

 


 

Art, soul and song; because life depends on it.

A darkly comedic new musical about a group of homosexual prisoners interred in a WWII Nazi concentration camp in 1943. Crammed into isolated barracks suffering through hard labour and torture behind anything imaginable, these men find strength through art by secretly produced a cabaret. Through the characters they create, they use wit, talent and art as a way to survive, hold on to their identity, and maintain a sense of humanity. Based on historic truths and inspired by actual events and people. (Grade 7+)

 

The show begins at 11am

Tuesday October 30

Wednesday November 10

 


 

 

In nineteenth century France, Jean Valjean is released from years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption as he is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert, who refuses to believe Valjean can change his ways. Finally, during the Paris student uprising of 1832, Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves that of the student revolutionary who has captured the heart of Valjean's adopted daughter.

 

The show begins at 11am

Wednesday November 21
Thursday November 22
Friday November 23

 


 

 

The classic family holiday show is brought lovingly to life in this very special holiday experience. Hilarious and sometimes spooky; Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been lovingly recreated for the whole family. Scrooge, Marley, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and three seasonal spirits will fill your family with holiday joy. Tried and tested, Webb's adaptation has met with fantastic critical and box office success in Nova Scotia and the USA since 2003. Co-Produced with Eastern Front Theatre. (All Ages)

 

The show begins at 11am

Tuesday December 4 Tuesday December 11
Wednesday December 5 Wednesday December 12
Thursday December 6 Thursday December 13

 


 

 

Jeremy Webb brings the hilarious tradition of the Great British Holiday Extravaganza to Neptune's Fountain Hall stage in the ultimate family show for the holidays. The age-old tale tells of Cinderella, a young woman who dreams of a better life free of her wicked stepsisters. When her novice Fairy Godmother appears and rescues her, she is able to attend the royal ball to try find her prince...

As the clock strikes midnight, Cinderella's time is up and the spell is broken. Can she possibly return to her normal life ever again?

 

The show begins at 11am


Wednesday December 5
Wednesday December 12
Wednesday December 19

 


 

 

An unexpected, immersive production set in an Edwardian dining room, Below The Salt’s Hamlet is a project created by some of Atlantic Canada’s foremost theatre artists. Directed by Two Planks and a Passion’s Artistic Director Ken Schwartz and starring Jackie Torrens in the title role, this production reveals the contemporary relevance of Shakespeare’s most famous work by engaging its audience around a sumptuous dining table.

The servants of a grand house challenge us to answer a question we currently wrestle with: how do we act, in the face of a rising demagogue?  (Grade 7+)

 

Please note this show begins at  1 PM

Tuesday January 8

Wednesday January 16

 


 

 

Set in a rural Black Nova Scotian community, The Bridge explores the complexities of a relationship between two brothers strained over 20 years of secrecy, sin and shame. Secrets are revealed one by one from the brothers themselves, as well as a trio of community gossips who provide the musical backdrop for this gospel-infused tale.(Grade 7+)

The show begins at 11am

Wednesday February 6

 


 

Youth Acting Company Spring Show
March 2018 (Details TBA September 15)

 


 

 

An inspiring family saga telling the story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, this musical features a joyous score containing jazz, ragtime, gospel, rhythm and blues.

Follow the journey of Celie, a downtrodden young woman, whose personal awakening over the course of 40 years forms the arc of this epic story. (Grade 8+)

The original Broadway production produced by Scott Sanders, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, and the 2015 revival won two including Best Revival of a Musical.

The show begins at 11am

Wednesday May 1

Wednesday May 8

 

Neptune gratefully recognizes Nova Scotia Teachers Union for their support with student matinees. This contribution enables Neptune to provide accessible tickets to regional schools.