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Shakespeare by the Sea

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Address: 5799 Charles St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1K7, Canada
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+1 902-422-0295

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One of our summer highlights!

Every summer I return home to Halifax with my American husband and we always make a visit to see a wonderful play at SBTS. Great value for money and amazing actors. Such a nice... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2016
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Every summer I return home to Halifax with my American husband and we always make a visit to see a wonderful play at SBTS. Great value for money and amazing actors. Such a nice way to spend a summer's night.

Thank carlaschu
Dartmouth, Canada
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58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Attending Shakespeare by the Sea is my favourite activity in Halifax, by far. Each summer, the company performs two Shakespeare plays - generally one comedy and one tragedy/history - and one kids' play in Point Pleasant Park. (They also do an indoor show or two during the winter months.) Not being a kid person, I've never attended any of the... More 

2 Thank CageGirl7126
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443 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A perfect evening in the park as long as the weather is good. Lots of laughs and always a great production. If your visiting or a local and you have the time you can't go wrong with these plays.

Thank JDTravelCanada
Edmond, Oklahoma
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I saw Shakespeare by the Sea version of Sleeping Beauty this evening and really enjoyed it. The cast is full of very talented and entertaining actors! This is a very original and creative version of Sleeping Beauty. The unfortunate thing was their generator broke down about 15 minutes into the second half of the play. They had... More 

Thank Carriem12105
Kirkland, Washington, United States
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43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Saw a wonderful production of a mid summer nights dream. The cast was hilarious and had my 10 year old daughter rolling in the aisles. It gets a little chilly after the sun goes down so be sure to bring a blanket and a flashlight as its a fairly long walk to the parking lot. Highly recommend. Really fun and... More 

Thank Heidi B
St. Peter's, Canada
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

Loved Shakespeare by the Sea's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The cast is incredibly talented & work very well together. This was my first experience with SBTS & it certainly will not be my last, cannot wait to go again! The recommended donation is $20, I suggest booking the tickets online ahead of time for $25, this reserves you... More 

Thank Chanel1102
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 July 2015

I really didn't know what to expect when I booked a ticket for "Sleeping Beauty", but I was very impressed! The production was an original telling of a well-known fairy tale, with lots of high energy songs. The show was well-cast and everyone did a great job committing to their characters. As someone who holds a BFA in theatre, I... More 

Thank BackpackingBlonde
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

We saw Midsummernights dream which was presented very cleverly and very professionally .It was wonderfully funny and the actors are all extremely talented . Take your own picnic dinner and preferably your own chairs so that you can use them to sit on while you are eating before the seating area for the show is opened up . Great value... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 July 2015

The play was good, but some plot points were confusing...was it tongue-in-cheek when they referenced the movie Titanic in a scene supposedly taking place in the 80s? Overall, I just felt like I wanted the same kind of wonderful experience I had with Alice in Wonderland, but I didn't get it. Average...which for Shakespeare by the Sea is still worthwhile.... More 

Thank Megan M
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71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Highly recommend - we saw the Sleeping Beauty 80's redux - lots of fun in a beautiful park setting on a nice summer evening. We weer there on opening night and it was a blast - loved it, highly recommend!

Thank Boots123

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