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Shakespeare by the Sea

5799 Charles St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1K7, Canada
+1 902-422-0295
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Organic, excellent performance set in ancient outdoor ruins - a must to experience

Wonderful experience - Julius Caesar in ancient ruins set in a lovely park with a dedicated serious... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chicago, Illinois
Must see!

Saw Julius Caesar and it was absolutely amazing! Acting and production value were great and a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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5799 Charles St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1K7, Canada
+1 902-422-0295
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Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful experience - Julius Caesar in ancient ruins set in a lovely park with a dedicated serious cast. "Caesar" a real trooper, laying "dead" in cold rocky landscape until finally he is carried out. The walk through the forest/park added to the experience, felt like...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Saw Julius Caesar and it was absolutely amazing! Acting and production value were great and a really fun atmosphere! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Kristin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from Shakespeare by the sea. Live play done very well. Young actors doing a fully choreographed musical. So much fun. If you reserve on line you get a reserved seat and a bottle of water. Really nice job and so much fun....More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to see Peter Pan last week and it was so delightful in the beautiful outdoor setting. Ths was my third visit to Shakespeare by the Sea and each time, the cast has been wonderful and easy to hear (even without amplification!) and everyone...More

Thank Sampson76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a teenager, I've visited here 3 times in the past year - the cast is incredible & hilarious, their shows are riveting and true to the original scripts. I would highly recommend this group for anyone with or without an interest in Shakespeare. The...More

Thank laurab5270
Reviewed 31 August 2016

My 25 year old son and I went to see Pinocchio last weekend. The adaptation was refreshing. It was humorous, playing to the adults more than the children. The ad-libbing was great when a helicopter interrupted a scene and the thespians didn't miss a beat....More

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

On a beauty night we booked on line. For $50 you get 2 reserved seats in the front and 2 water bottles. The show was great. Well done singing. Action. Fun. Bring a hoody and some snacks. Will probably go to see King Lear. Before...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We went to see "As you like it" this year. We have been to Shakespeare by the Sea before, and so we were really looking forward to it. We were not disappointed. The cast have a natural talent for comedy, and are not overburdened by...More

Thank Ann P
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I attended Shakespeare by the Sea for the first time tonight. We saw their production of King Lear with 6 friends who regularly attend. The performance was great and the setting was perfect. We will definitely be attending again.The three plays this...More

Thank Tall_Guy_Cycling
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Not always easy to find evening entertainment when traveling with two teenage grandchildren and this fit the bill perfectly. Well put together, great talent, overall a great time and good value for money. Website could have been a little more informative, and signage in the...More

Thank Frostback
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