Robert Merritt Awards

The Merritt Awards celebrate Nova Scotia’s outstanding talent in the theatre industry. Named for the late Dalhousie Theatre professor, Robert Merritt, the awards were established in 2002 and annually highlight the wealth and calibre of theatre creation and production in the province. This year's ceremony takes place Monday, April 15th at Alderney Landing and you can purchase tickets here!

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About Theatre Nova Scotia

Theatre Nova Scotia is a registered charity dedicated to celebrating live theatre in Nova Scotia.  We are a small, but mighty team that provides awareness, marketing and production assistance to a vast network of members including theatre artists, professional and community theatre companies, and associate organizations. We celebrate theatre with three major programs annually - the Robert Merritt Theatre Awards, the PERFORM! Artists in Schools program, and the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival.

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Celebrating Nova Scotia's theatre talent

TNS acknowledges that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. We recognize the heritage of this land and its people to express gratitude to those who reside here, and to honour the Indigenous people who have lived and worked on this land historically and presently.

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