Beyond the curtains, there are many artists, technicians and trades people who have a hand in creating what you see on stage. It is their work that creates the worlds in which the performers live. From the depths of Pantoland, to the palace of King Henry VIII, or even a sex shop in a small town, it is these people that set the scene and dress the talent for the part.
A seemingly simple item, a chair for example, can take hours to get ready for the stage. It needs to fit within the set design, and stand up to the wear of 8 shows a week (sometimes used in ways no chair was intended for). Designing, painting, upholstering, carpentry, all have a hand in getting a simple chair to the stage.
This is even truer for ambitious creations, like a talking candelabra, a pirate eating crocodile, or a time machine — all this work, when we do it well, appears effortless.
The financial cost of this work is invisible. Building and creating these worlds is expensive. The business of producing live theatre is not a profitable one. On the contrary, most of our shows would be a financial loss. While we are fortunate to own our beautiful venue, the maintenance and upkeep comes with never ending financial costs.
When you purchase a ticket to a Neptune show only 50% covers our costs. The other 50% comes from the support of sponsors, government partners, and individual donors. Your ticket purchases, donations and support of our fundraisers all help us to create these magnificent worlds, maintain our venue, and enable our artists, crew, administrators, and performers continue to do their best work in a safe and welcoming environment for years to come.
Thank you for keeping live theatre a part of our community.
Michael Erwin, Production Manager, Neptune Theatre
Neptune Theatre is Atlantic Canada’s premier destination for live, professional theatre. 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. We are committed to mindfully bringing to life stories that represent the history and diversity of our region and its people. With 58 years under our belt, we continue to seek new ways to connect with our local community and create outstanding experiences that enlighten and bring joy to our audiences.
We thank you for your support! Good Luck!
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