Vision & Mission

Neptune Theatre is Atlantic Canada’s premier destination for live, professional theatre. On our stages, you’ll experience theatre that is familiar and unfamiliar, uplifting and thought-provoking. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll reflect. You will see top talent from across North America, including the best from right here in Atlantic Canada. Our roots are deep in this region. With 58 years under our belt, we’re deeply supportive of and connected to our local community, and are committed to creating outstanding experiences that enlighten and bring joy to our audiences. 

We are the cultural heart and soul of the Halifax community. Our values are grounded in the belief that the power of live theatre can transform and connect. With a mindful and inclusive approach, we are committed to bringing stories that represent the history and diversity of our region and its people to life on our stages.  

Working with the best local, regional and Canadian theatre professionals, we will be recognized as a leader on the national theatre landscape by presenting a thought-provoking playbill that amplifies creative voices, inspires future generations of theatre artists, and delights audiences. The work performed on our stages will explore our rich history and diversity, build understanding, and shape dialogue, helping to create a stronger, more connected community, province and nation.

 

Land Acknowledgement

 

Neptune Theatre is located on sacred land that has been the site of human activity for over 12,000 years. We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this  land.

As artists, we are grateful to work and build community here. As stewards of culture, we are in the process of learning more about how our company can improve our relations with Indigenous People and uphold the values of collaboration and inclusivity in all that we do. 

 

Ethno-Cultural Mandate

 

Neptune Theatre seeks to promote equity, inclusion and access by amplifying voices that have been historically marginalized or underrepresented, and we factor this into every decision we make. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities, abilities and identities, and will give priority consideration to those who self-identify as IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, d/Deaf, living with disabilities, and/or facing other systemic challenges in our industry.

 

Anti-Harassment Policy

 

Neptune is committed to maintaining a positive, harassment-free culture. We do not tolerate any form of harassment of our employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on our premises or online spaces. Please note that violation of this policy could result in revoked access. 

Neptune Theatre takes part in the Not in Our Space! initiative,  a national anti-harassment and respectful workplace collaboration campaign between Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), which seeks to ensure healthy and productive working conditions for all professionals working in live performance across the country.

 

 

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