COVID-19 Rental Information

Upcoming Events

Recent News

Become a Member-Owner today!

Posted @withrepost • 🌷mark your calendars! 🌷

Crypthand is coming to the Bus Stop Theatre this month.

Tickets are in the bio at

Our gorgeous poster design by the wonderful @laura.k.watson

#halifaxnoise @halifaxnoise

Save the date – on Monday, October 17th, The Bus Stop Theatre Co-operative will be hosting part 2 of our annual fundraiser, the long-awaited Back to the Bus Stop Dance Party! 💃👯🕺

Swing by 2203 Gottingen St from 8:30 PM to midnight and tear up the blackbox floor in celebration of our ✨new and improved✨ facilities! Enjoy a drink or three from our beautiful new bar! 🥂Take a breather every hour and enjoy performances by some of Halifax’s premier drag and burlesque talent! 🤩

Admission to this event is PWYC/10$ suggested donation, with all proceeds going towards co-operative operations and programming such as the Inclusion Funds, Writers' Circle and StART. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information, including our exciting line-up of performers! We hope to see you there! 🎟🪩🎉

BSTC September 2022 Newsletter

Copy/Paste Link:

Sign up for monthly newsletters through the link in our bio!

Image by @littlefoible

Join the 32nd @halifaxfringefestival Sept 1st to 12th!

Full festival details at

#fringe #fringefestival #halifaxfringe #halifaxfringe2022 #halifax #halifaxart #halifaxtheatre

Posted @withregram • @thank.u.ex.comedy Heading to Halifax in just a few weeks! Without on seeing this coming of age story.🎭. Ticket link in bio
t #theatre #comingofage #live #plays #entertainment #Halifax #NovaScotia #Comedy

Posted @withregram • @atlanticboylesque If there's something strange in your neighborhood
Who you gonna call?
Showpass of course!!!
#burlesque #boylesque #busstoptheatre #retro #retrolesque

Posted @withregram • @garfea Ready to get cracked up? This Friday night there will be a stellar showcase of improv comedy at the Bus Stop Theatre. Grab your friends and come out for a good time and a good laugh! Get your tickets online so you can guarantee yourself a seat in the audience. (Ticket link in story)

#halifaxcomedy #halifaximprov

Last Sunday, The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op held our annual summer fundraiser and we are so pleased to announce that we raised $1,700! These funds will go towards co-operative operations and programming, such as the Inclusion Funds, Writers’ Circle and StART.

We couldn’t have done it without the generosity of everyone who attended, as well as the generosity of all the businesses and makers who donated items for our raffles. In particular, The Bus Stop Theatre would like to thank Neptune Theatre, Venus Envy, Good Robot, Goodmore Kombucha, Ratinaud’s, Agricola St Books, House of Eights, Colleen MacIsaac, Andre Fenton, Sarah Duggan Creative Works, Wendy Roy Maker, Lesley Tulloch, Maddi Tang, Page 1 Theatre, Atlantic Boylesque, Ashley Sometimes Beads, Prismatic Kitty, Kayti Baur, and Dos Caballos Merch for their donations! A very special thank you also goes out to all the vendors and artists who participated in our exhibit and market!

Stay tuned for further details on our dance party fundraiser which has been postponed until October!

Photo: @stoometzphoto (thank you!)

Two and a half years after purchasing the building at 2203 Gottingen Street, the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op announced the completion of an extensive renovation project.

“It’s strange to be calling this a reopening” says Executive Director Sébastien Labelle “we’ve, of course, been open on and off since the renovations began. But now that we’re pretty much 99% done, and with the announcements coming today, it finally feels safe to say: we did it!”

Labelle refers to newly announced government funding to help cover the ballooning costs of renovations since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. “What started out as a $400,000 project in 2020, ended up being a $950,000 project by 2022.” explained Labelle during a celebratory event last Sunday.

MP Andy Fillmore and MLA Suzy Hansen were both present for the announcements, which included $400,000 in federal funding through Canadian Heritage and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, $71,500 from the province of Nova Scotia and $16,000 from HRM Councillors.

Both Fillmore and Hansen applauded the work and perseverance of the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op at the event, while Councillor Lindell Smith offered a written statement noting the inclusive mandate of the organisation: “this space was, and will continue to be a space that welcomes all to be who they are and share that with our community.”

This new funding comes after an initial wave of support from all three levels of government (totalling $960,000) that allowed the co-op to take ownership of the building in 2020 and begin renovations a year later. Labelle noted that the success of the campaign also relied on financing from iNova Credit Union and a right of first refusal given by the previous owners.

[More in comments]

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Share your works-in-progress, get feedback from fellow writers, create community and see what sparks your imagination at our monthly Writers’ Circle!! Led by @andrefentonauthor, the Circle is an inviting, inspiring way to maintain creative accountability and make connections with likeminded artists. Join us Sunday August 21st — 2203 Gottingen Street, our home sweet home at the Bus Stop Theatre! 💛💙 Sign up at the link in bio!!! ...

Come on BACK TO THE BUS STOP! ⬅️⬅️⬅️We are SO excited to announce that our renovations are nearing completion and will be finished just in time for our annual fundraiser. 😎 Join us on Sunday, August 14th for a special 2 part event to show off our ✨new and improved ✨facilities!

In the afternoon, we’ll be hosting a visual arts exposition and pop-up artisan market 🧑‍🎨📸showcasing both emerging and established artists working in a variety of mediums in our community. And in the evening, back by popular demand, we’ll be having a DANCE PARTY @ THE BUS STOP, featuring some special performances! ✨🪩✨

Come socialize in our beautiful new lobby, grab a drink or two from our bar if that’s your thing 🥂and explore the blackbox, dressing rooms, and our new community room! 🎭
Purchase raffle tickets towards some exciting prize packs donated by local businesses! 🎁
Pick up some new art! 🖼
Catch some short performances by Co-op members! 🎤
Dance the night away!💃👯🕺

🎟Admission will be by PWYC donation and you’ll be entered to win our door prize!🏆

Proceeds from this event will go towards co-operative operations and programming such as the Inclusion Funds, Writers' Circle and StART.💖

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for timing details, our list of artists, vendors, and performers participating in the fundraiser, as well as a sneak peak at some of the items we’ll be raffling off throughout the event. Hope to see you all there! 🥳💌🎉

(Image description: Back To The Bus Stop Summer Fundraiser is written in big white letters on a black background. A disco ball is hung in the middle of the graphic. The words Visual Art Expo, Artisan Market, and Dance Party feat. Special Performances are spotlit surrounding the disco ball. Raffle(s), live entertainment, and door prize are written in smaller letters underneath. The date, Sunday August 14th, and the address, 2203 Gottingen Street, are written in white at the bottom of the poster, next to the Bus Stop Theatre Co-op logo. The logos of our sponsors are listed underneath, including Halifax, Government of Canada, Government of Nova Scotia, iNova Credit Union and the Craig Foundation.)

Posted @withregram @andrefentonauthor July 27th from 7-9pm for the book launch of Andre Fenton’s latest novel, The Summer Between Us at @busstoptheatre

This coming-of-age story follows eighteen-year-old Adrian Carter as he graduates from high school and confronts difficult decisions about his future, all while dealing with the stress and pressure he feels to please those closest to him. As Adrian navigates the emotional highs and lows of the summer between graduation and the post-secondary future, he negotiates the difficulties of forging a path in life against others’ expectations.

Despite his wish to follow his long time girlfriend Mel on her cross-country trip with her band, Adrian is hesitant about spending too much time in the punk’s scenes majority-white spaces. Adrian struggles with these feelings and works to find common ground with his emotionally distant father. Meanwhile he starts to understand that his own passion is grounded in a desire to support a community he’s forged on his own.

Andre Fenton is an award-winning young adult author, spoken word artist, and arts educator. He has written two previous novels, Worthy of Love and ANNAKA. Andre’s work focuses on race, self-esteem and creating more representation and diversity in young adult fiction.

The evening will in conversation with Andre Fenton along with award-winning middle grade author, Chad Lucas.

Chad Lucas has been in love with words since he attempted his first novel on a typewriter in the sixth grade. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, communications advisor, freelance writer, part-time journalism instructor, and parenting columnist.

Andre and Chad will discuss some of the topics in the book: Masculinity, eating disorders, diversity in fiction, and much more. We recommend that guests wear masks for this event.

Posted @withregram • @hosanna.hfx Our first show is this Friday! A lot of work and a lot of love have gone into this production, and we cannot wait to share it with you all.

Get tickets for our staged reading of Hosanna, by Michel Tremblay. Our adapted and in-progress script is set in Halifax, in the 1970's, with the aim of reconsidering and centering trans and genderqueer identities.

Tickets are available at the link in our bio. Please note that all audience members are to be masked unless actively drinking or eating. In an effort to keep our team and community safe, we ask that you please do not attend the performances if you are feeling sick or experiencing Covid symptoms.

Content warning: Hosanna contains intimate partner violence, fatphobia, transphobia and queerphobia, flickering lights and some loud sounds.

Check out the linktree in our bio to book your tickets!

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle 💫link in bio to register💫

Our open-invite sharing session for writers of all genres continues! In need of a deadline? Looking to connect with likeminded artists? Join us July 24th for feedback, encouragement and community!

Posted @withregram • @bluelobsterburlesque Blue Lobster Burlesque present Porthole Peepshow!
A naughty nautical burlesque show.

Blue Lobster Burlesque are making their return to the stage with this fun nautical show to kick off summer!
Join us as we head out to sea for a silly, sexy, time full of glamorous ridiculousness.

Saturday July 2
At the newly renovated @busstoptheatre !
Two shows! 7pm and 10pm

Ticket details coming very soon, including information about our super special VIP tickets!

Posted @withregram • @halifaxpunkscene Sk8 punks @lime.ricky coming in from Toronto playing with @shelleybandofficial , Hemmingways, Hot Dog Kids, and @thecathartics the 1st of July at the @busstoptheatre ! Be there!
#halifaxpunkscene #halifaxpunk #halifaxmusicscene #halifaxpoppunk #halifaxscatepunk #nspunk #novacotiapunk #skatepunk #canadianpunk #hfxpnk

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Spilling the Ink: An Editor’s Advice to Writers

✨✨DM or hit CONTACT on our profile to register✨✨

In this workshop, editor and writer Whitney Moran will discuss her role as an in-house editor at a publishing house, demystify the querying and submissions process, discuss what editors are looking for in an author, what it’s like to work with an editor and publisher. We’ll also discuss also how to develop editorial skills in your own writing. There will be lots of time for questions and discussion.

PWYC or FREE for @busstopwriterscircle !!

Our Supporters