About Us

Mission: To engage audiences with stories that represent the history and diversity of our region and its people.

The new generation

For 57 years, Neptune Theatre has contributed to the cultural, social and economic well-being of Halifax and the province. For generations audiences have delighted in the stories we share on our stages. As we look to the future, under the vision of Artistic Director Jeremy Webb, Neptune Theatre will embark on a journey of creative growth in which audiences will see more work from Atlantic Canadian and Canadian playwrights; stories that represent the diversity of our communities and region; accessible programming so that all can enjoy the experience of live theatre; and increased opportunities for the growth and development of emerging, local artists.

As Neptune moves into a new generation you will see new works that delight you, inspire you and challenge you. We invite you to be a part of an unforgettable theatrical experience.


Jeremy Webb, Artistic Director

Jeremy Webb is the twelfth Artistic Director in Neptune Theatre’s history.

He grew up in Cambridge and trained at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Jeremy moved to Canada, from his native UK in 1998.  Prior to Neptune, Jeremy was the Artistic Producer of Halifax’s Eastern Front Theatre and he has been running his own company Off The Leash Creative since 2009.

In his first season as artistic director, Jeremy secured the rights to the Canadian regional premiere of the Broadway smash musical The Color Purple. 

In 2018, he directed Neptune’s record-breaking production of Mamma Mia!, which was seen by over 37,000 people, extended twice, toured to Cape Breton and became the most successful show in Neptune’s long history. He also wrote and directed the classic pantomime holiday production of Cinderella, which was the highest grossing holiday show in Neptune's 57 year history.


Ethno cultural mandate

Neptune Theatre is committed to fostering an environment of equity and diversity, and factor this into every decision we make. We encourage submissions from artists of all genders, ethnicities, abilities and identities. 

Neptune is also committed to maintaining a positive, harrasment-free work culture. Applying artists should be aware that we do not tolerate any form of harrasment of our employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises.

Neptune Theatre takes part in the  Not in Our Space! initiativea 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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