The Chester Playhouse is an intimate 172-seat gem of a theatre, located 40 minutes from Halifax, on Nova Scotia's beautiful south shore. Nestled in the historic heart of the Village of Chester, the venue operates on a year-round basis, offering professional music and theatre, movies, stand-up comedy, and community-based programming.
The Playhouse also is dedicated to encouraging youth participation in the arts, and opens its doors regularly to allow for these opportunities, through workshops, volunteer activity, and our popular Summer Theatre School, where young thespians get a chance to work on and off-stage with professional theatre artists, culminating in a week-long performance on the playhouse stage.
The Chester Playhouse is located on Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people. This territory is covered by the "Treaties of Peace and Friendship" which Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people signed with the British Crown in 1725.