Celebrating 36 years of professional theatre in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia! Ship’s Company Theatre is a prime centre for the production and development of Canadian and Atlantic Theatre.



The Show Must Go Online

Ship’s Company Theatre has been producing theatre and providing arts programming for 36 years in Parrsboro. Throughout a summer we see thousands of people from all over Nova Scotia and beyond come through our doors to check out The Ship. The Ship is a place to enjoy the arts with your community. At its core, it is a place to gather. Now we find ourselves at a point where we need to help ensure the health and safety of our community and our long-standing supporters by not gathering. This means Ship’s Company Theatre has to postpone its planned summer season of 2020. We definitely have heavy hearts around it but please know this decision has been deliberated over a lengthy time with many factors taken into consideration, especially the health, safety and peace of mind of our audiences, cast, crew, and staff.

Instead, we offer you an all-new, completely free online Friday night line-up for July and August you won’t want to miss! Starting July 10, we’re giving you up-close and intimate evenings of music with some of the most acclaimed Atlantic Canadian musicians as well as sharing powerful Atlantic Canadian stories through unique readings and interviews with a wide variety of talented writers. We are thankful that we can provide this new summer season to you, especially within these challenging times.

Please see here for further information on this decision, and on our shiny new 2020 digital season lineup.


Play Building

A Free Program for Rural Youth

With support from the Emergency Community Support Fund and the Government of Canada, Ship’s Company Theatre presents: Play-Building. A free theatre program that introduces young people to theatre and the art of playwriting.

Please see here to learn more about this exciting program, and for further information on how to apply.


AGM Notice

Please note: For accessibility reasons, the date of our AGM has been extended. It will now take place at 6:00 pm, on June 30th See here for details.

Membership & Donations for 2020 are now available!

Interested in supporting The Ship? Membership and Donations for 2020 are now available!


To make a donation or to sponsor our season, please contact us at 1-902-254-2003 or send an email to admin@shipscompanytheatre.com or click here for more information.

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