The BST serves as an incubator space; shows that have been workshopped, premiered, or performed at the Bus Stop in Halifax have gone on to tour nationally and internationally.
The Bus Stop Theatre (BST) is a multi-use performance venue located on Gottingen Street just south of Cunard. The theatre has been in operation since 2003 and hosts over 70 different groups and shows annually. For over a decade BST’s goal has been to operate theatrical facilities that serve both artists and audiences. It has done this by being the only independently operated affordable, accessible, professionally equipped black-box space in Halifax. The theatre is booked for performance, rehearsal or workshop 250+ days of the year. Currently it operates as both a presenter, through rental of the space to independent producers, and as a producer of original performance, workshops and showcases.
Diverse audienceces are drawn to the theatre for a wide range of shows and events each with their own unique demographic and ticket price. Shows at the BST are known for being affordable and presented in an inviting and casual, yet professional, atmosphere,
The BST is a dynamic, flexible space, customizable to each presentation’s needs and able to accommodate a variety of mediums. The audience arrangement changes based on the needs of the event and can accommodate 60-100 seated or 149 standing-room. While the theatre is highly suited for theatre and live music, the flexibility of the space allows for numerous other uses including as a gallery, workshop venue, screening cinema, and meeting space.