The 2021 Robert Merritt Awards

This year's ceremony premieres on Monday, March 29th, 2021, at 8pm via the Theatre Nova Scotia YouTube Channel

Enjoy virtual Red Carpet on YouTube Live starting at 7:00, hosted by Avery Jean Brennan

Interact with us throughout the ceremony on Theatre Nova Scotia's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

View or download the evening's program

DONATE TO OUR PROFESSIONAL THEATRES FIND A SHOW, BUY TICKETS

 

Make the Merritt Canape as created by Grace McDonald, from the Agricola Street Brasserie!

Make the Merritt Cocktails as created by Mona Agada, from The Barrington Steakhouse!

Make the canape, make a cocktail.  Take a pic, post it on social media using #merrittawards #merrittcelebration for a chance to win a bottle of cider or spirits and a gift card!

 

Take advantage of discounts on spirits, cider and beer offered by our sponsors:

Compass Distilling 20% using code: Merritt

Lake City Cider 15% off using code: Merrit2021, plus FREE HRM DELIVERY on orders over $35.00 as well as FREE SHIPPING across NS and Canada on orders $70.00 and over. The code is active from March22nd-March29th 2021.  


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]merrittawards.ca

About the 2021 Virtual Merritts Celebration

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.

Our 2021 celebration event will feature performances, interviews, speeches, play readings, and special features of the all the activities our professional company members over 2020.    Although many theatres have been dark during the pandemic, our artists have been creative and busy.  Come find out more and plan your next theatre adventure online or in person!

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

The continuation of the juried awards:  A peer jury remains active and all submitted productions for 2020 and 2021 will be considered after the end of 2021.  Awards in categories such as exceptional performances, direction, design and more will be honoured in March 2022.

Contact:   coordinator[at]merrittawards.ca

The Merritt Awards Ceremony is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors. Sponsors for 2021 include:

Event Sponsor

Support for Culture


 


Celebration Sponsors:




 

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Education through the Arts

DRAMAFEST!

Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival

ROBERT MERRITT AWARDS

Celebrating Nova Scotia's theatre talent

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