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Chester Playhouse

The Chester Playhouse is a beacon in Nova Scotia’s cultural scene, shining a light on world-class live art and entertainment.

For over 80 years, this non-profit theatre has been bringing patrons of all ages compelling live stage productions, electrifying musicians, laugh-out-loud comedy performances, a curated selection of arthouse and Hollywood films, and much more.

With a diverse mix of performers, including established masters and emerging local artists, the Playhouse truly offers something for everyone. Situated in the heart of the beautiful seaside village of Chester, Nova Scotia, this newly rebuilt intimate performance space is equipped with cutting edge lighting and sound to support the incredible talent on stage.

Recognized as a valued gathering place, the Playhouse is committed to serving our community, partnering with and hosting events by local artists, including the Chester Drama Society and local student groups. The Playhouse also offers arts education training in a variety of disciplines, from summer camps to after-school training, to workshops and classes for youth and adults.

Seating up to 175 patrons in the main theatre, and up to 35 in an on-site multi-purpose room, the Playhouse also plays host to numerous rentals, including performances, meetings, speakers, and community events. The theatre bar demonstrates a commitment to local beverage producers, offering a curated selection of beer, wine and spirits. And you are welcome to take your treats to your seat to enjoy during the show!

Extensive accessibility features make it easy for all to enjoy its offerings, while the Playhouse’s commitment to affordable ticket pricing helps make attendance easy on your wallet.

Visit to see the latest offerings and book a memorable experience that will make your time in Chester exciting, inspiring, and fun!

This is a third party listing and has not been verified by the Municipality.