Theatre Nova Scotia coordinates the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival each May at Dalhousie’s main campus in Halifax. The festival is open to students and teachers from across the province and provides a three-day, theatre-intensive getaway! The Thursday-Saturday festival includes nightly performances from schools, a vast selection of in-depth student and teacher workshops, morning master-classes, a professional presentation, and many creative opportunities for high school students. This year’s festival dates are May 4th - 6th 2023


School registrations for 2023 are now open!
In the coming weeks there will be exciting updates regarding available workshops, but know that you can expect many past favourites led by industry professionals, including: Acting, Directing, Musical Theatre, Make Up, Shakespeare, Improv, and much more! We will also have exciting, new, teacher-specific workshops!

The link to register your school is here: https://forms.gle/SeczfanxZATU7fZh6

Deadlines for 2023 are:

-School Registration Early Bird: Feb 17th

-School Registration Deadline: March 10th

-Student Workshop Registration: March 31st

We have a block of rooms at the Atlantica hotel for those travelling to Halifax. There are currently 40 rooms being held. They are double occupancy and the rate is $189 plus tax. By adding $20 you can add an extra student to one of these rooms and get up to four in a single room for an additional $40 plus tax. 

The student registration fee is $75 per student for the weekend.


If you need to contact us, please reach out to: dramafest@theatrens.ca

Follow @nsdramafest on Facebook and Instagram for more program updates! 





Theatre Nova Scotia recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.


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