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Point Pleasant Park, Halifax: 9 reviews and 16 photos

  part of the stage setting at Cambridge Battery
by tvor

In 1994, a small group of dedicated actors peformed A Midsummer Night's Dream in Point Pleasant Park, hoping to bring Shakespeare to the people in such a way that it would make it more accessible and fun. A few performances later, they had a hit on their hands and have grown to the point where they have a full schedule every summer. The troup performs outside in Point Pleasant Park from July 1 to mid September. Most of their performances are by suggested donation of $10. They often put on special plays performed in unique venues such as Halifax Citadel for ticketed in advance prices.

This might not work for Shakespeare traditionalists, as they will often give modern dress and interpretive performances. Other family entertainment is usually performed as well, such as Robin Hood. Bring a lawn chair or blanket though they sometimes have plastic chairs for rent for a dollar or two. Evening performances start at 7:00, weekend matinees at 1. No performance on Mondays. There is an indoor theatre at their headquarters in the lower parking lot of Point Pleasant Park though the usual venue in the park is easier accessed by the upper parking lot.

Cambridge Battery is the main stage. There is a parking lot at the end of Tower Road. Enter the park here and walk straight in about 10 minutes. Photography during the performance is not allowed.

Address: Point Pleasant Park, south end Halifax
Directions: Cambridge Battery, Point Pleasant Park

See website for maps and schedules

Website: http://www.shakespearebythesea.ca/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 15, 2006
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