The 2020 Robert Merritt Awards

This year's ceremony will takes place on Monday, March 30th, 2020 in Halifax. Nova Scotia.  Looking for the lastest news?  2019 Nominations, 2019 Winners, Legacy Award, Past Awards

About the 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.

Professional productions are juried throughout the year, and exceptional performances, direction, design and more are honoured the following March.

The event also features special presentations: Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award, Volunteer Award, TNS Scholarship, Neptune's Wes Daniels Design Award and the Neptune Chrysalis Emerging Artist Award.

Tickets for the awards show are open to the public.

Contact:  coordinator[at]

Buy Merritt Tickets

The TNS Robert Merritt Awards will be held Monday, March 30th, 2020

Doors and box office open at 7PM and the show starts at 8PM, McInnes Room, 2nd floor Dalhousie Student Union

Pricing:  2020 Event

  • Tables of 10 for $200
  • Individual tickets for $25
  • Member rate $20 (2 per member).  Please contact TNS

How to Pay:

  • Credit Card: by phone at 902-425-3876
  • E-transfer: TNS accepts Interact E-Transfers – but you MUST send an email to theatre[at]   IN ADDITION  to the E-Transfer stating that you have sent an e-transfer and the details of your order (your name, number of tickets/table, rate of ticket). You MUST receive confirmation from TNS before you can consider your order to be complete
  • In person: 1113 Marginal Road in Halifax, call ahead to make sure there will be someone in the office (cash, cheque, credit card)

We could not have done this without our 2019 Merritt Awards Supporters:

Event Sponsor

Support for Culture

Ceremony Sponsor:

Individual Award Sponsors:

Acadia University
Dalhousie University


Education through the Arts


Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival


Celebrating Nova Scotia's theatre talent

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