Did you know? Your ticket only buys half your seat.
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
The theatre has always been a place for our community to come together, to laugh, to cry, to share
Neptune has made it this far because of YOU!
After being closed for live theatre performances since March 13, 2020, welcoming you back to Neptune (to physically distanced houses) this September for Act One of our 2021-2022 season was a joyous moment for all of us. Sadly, as of December 17, we had to close our curtains once again – this time on our holiday shows - the most critical financial time of year for us.
Please consider donating to Neptune Theatre today so that we can continue to create memorable theatre experiences for all Nova Scotians.
From all of us at Neptune Theatre,
For additional information on donating to Neptune Theatre, please contact Leslie MacDonald, Director of Development and Partnerships at email@example.com or call 902-494-8461