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 online, Monday, March 29th, at 8:00 PM.

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About Theatre Nova Scotia

Theatre Nova Scotia is a collective of passionate, creative and hard working practitioners, 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. 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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