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Did you know about our Inclusion Funds?

Did you know? The The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op offers two Inclusion Funds Reconciliation & Reparations Fund In response to the recommendations presented by Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission, and

JOB POSTING: Fundraising & Outreach Assistant

The Bus Stop Theatre Co-operative is offering a summer position as Fundraising & Outreach Assistant. This job is being offered with the assistance of Canada Summer Jobs. To be eligible

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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 !!

Posted @withregram • @stephaniekincade Today is the day! #microworlds at @busstoptheatre opens today! Reception from 4-6 and the exhibit will remain up until early September.

Here’s a sneak peek of two new little pieces that will be there ( I’ll share more images of these soon).

#sneakpeek #galleryshow #openingreception #handembroidery #sculpturalembroidery #halifaxns

Posted @withregram • @boulder_books Join Jan Morrison today at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op 7-9PM for a reading of 'The Crooked Knife' and to get yourself a copy!
#canlit #readatlantic #murdermystery

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Our open-invite sharing session for writers of all genres continues! In need of a deadline? Looking to connect with likeminded artists? Join us for the last Sunday of the month for feedback, encouragement and community! 💜 LINK IN BIO to register!!! ✨ Hosted by @andrefentonauthor with guest facilitator @sarahsawler !!✨ ...

Posted @withregram • @outside_music @abigaillapell & @jenny_berkel kick off their tour this Thursday in Halifax at @busstoptheatre in a special show with Ryan Boldt of @deepdarkwoods 🥳Ticket links available @outside_music ...

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Join us at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op on June 13th from 6-8pm with award winning writer Sarah Sawler, as they facilitate a non-fiction writing workshop, bringing our everyday stories to life. This workshop will be pay what you can, or free for Bus Stop Theatre Co-op members.

DM or hit “contact” on our profile to register!!!

Sarah Sawler is an award-winning writer, book publicist, and graphic novel editor living in Kjipuktuk/Halifax. Their bylines include The Coast, Halifax Magazine, The Chronicle Herald, Quill & Quire and more.

Sarah is also the author of three books of nonfiction: 100 Things You Don’t Know About Nova Scotia; 100 Things You Don’t Know About Atlantic Canada – For Kids; and Be Prepared: The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything (written with Frankie MacDonald). Their debut picture book, When the Ocean Came to Town, will be released by Nimbus Publishing in 2023.

Sarah’s headshot taken by Nicola Davison.

Did you know? The @busstoptheatre offers two Inclusion Funds.

*Reconciliation & Reparations Fund

In response to the recommendations presented by Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission, and also in response to the United Nations’ proclamation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, the BSTC has implemented a Reconciliation & Reparations Fund. This fund is intended to acknowledge and help redress the past and ongoing injustices faced by Indigenous peoples and people of African descent in Nova Scotia.

To be eligible, at least 50% of the event’s production team must be Indigenous or of African descent. Applicants can apply to have the cost of up to a full day’s rental covered, including any associated equipment or technical labour costs. Renters can access this fund once per year, members of the Co-op can access this fund three times per year.

*Accessibility Subsidy

Gottingen Street was home to the first School for the Deaf in Atlantic Canada, established in 1856. Later, the 1917 Halifax explosion resulted in thousands being injured, and/or losing hearing. The same explosion caused the largest mass-blinding in Canadian history and propelled the birth of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB).

In recognition of this, and in recognition of the barriers faced by members of the disability community in accessing live performance events, we have implemented an Accessibility Subsidy. This will provide an incentive for the implementation of accessibility measures and services by our renters and, in so doing, increase the accessibility of events held at the BSTC.

A renter incurring costs for accessibility measures (ASL interpretation, audio description, closed captioning, etc) may request a $100 subsidy from the BSTC in order to help defray the costs of doing so.

To apply to the fund, a renter must submit an invoice documenting expenses incurred for the purpose of an event hosted at the BSTC. A $100 discount will then be applied to their rental invoice from the BSTC.

Find more info in our bio.

Posted @withregram • @startfesthali StART 2022 Announcements‼️

After an extended period of mentorship and collaboration, catch a multidisciplinary art showcase and open style dance battles June 11th @busstoptheatre !

We have @kxngwooz , @magic__mic__ , @jody.upshaw , @shay.pitts , @yohvnblvck , @jalen902 , @fiifithree & @thisisjaydenaustin performing some amazing new material and dancers will be competing for a $500 cash prize throughout the night!

Featuring a special performance brought to you by Breakspace faciltated by Bayan Younis and @its_tempo

Registration to attend the event and compete is free, however we will be accepting donations to help fund future BSTC programming.

Click the link in our bio for more info and to save your seat!

Artist workshops open for the community will run on June 12th. More info and registration will be available later this week!

A big thank you to our sponsors @artsnovascotia @support4culture @busstoptheatre @hellocityimprov @bigsprucebrew @breakspacens @gennewbreakz !! We’re so grateful for you!

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle Registration now open for the May Writers’ Circle! If you need to hear a scene or poem read outloud, feedback on some fresh pages, or a just a low stakes deadline to get through a block, please join us!!! Writing community and camaraderie every month brought to you by the @busstoptheatre , facilitated by @andrefentonauthor !! 💚 ...

Posted @withregram • @bagel_and_balloon 🚨 THE END OF THE UNIVERSE BEGINS TOMORROW 🚨

What do we want to bring forward when everything ends? 🤔

DIGIDAMARA is the greatest gathering which will decide who will birth the next universe.

Who wins will determine how we are all transformed, and the audience will determine not only who wins, but how they get there, step by grueling step. ✨️

Click the link in our bio to learn more.

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#halifaxnoise #haligonia #digitaltheatre #digitalnow #discoverns #nsgaming #interactivetheatre #intergalactic #dancens #artsns #canadacouncilforthearts #theendoftheuniverse #theatredupoulet #bagelandballoon #theatrens

Posted @withregram • @busstopwriterscircle A dynamic spoken word poetry workshop from award winning poet/author Rebecca Thomas that will touch base on writing, performance, responsibility and speaking your truth. We welcome everyone in this workshop taking place on May 26th, 6-8pm.

Writers’ Circle Workshops are a suggested donation of $30, or free for @busstoptheatre Co-Op Members ($35 for the year). If this cost is a barrier please DM or email us and we will secure you a spot!

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Rebecca Thomas Bio:
Rebecca Thomas is an award-winning Mi’kmaw poet. She is Halifax’s former Poet Laureate (2016-2018) and has been published in multiple journals and magazines. She coordinated the Halifax Slam Poetry team from 2014 to 2017, leading them to three national competitions with the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. Her first children’s book, I’m Finding My Talk, was a Globe & Mail Top 100 Pick of 2019, as well as a CBC Best Picture Book of 2019, and was nominated for both the 2019 Ann Connor Brimer Award for Children’s Literature and the 2019 Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association Best Atlantic-Published Book Award (with companion title I Lost My Talk). The book is a White Ravens 2020 selection, chosen by the International Youth Library in Munich, Germany, and has been nominated for First Nations Communities READ 2020. Thomas’s first adult collection of poetry, I place you into the fire, was a CBC Best Canadian Poetry pick of 2020.

Posted @withregram • @suddenlylisten Only three days away from our big show at Bus Stop Theatre, May 17th, 7:30.

Check out what Exclaim! had to say about watching @slowpitchsound

"To marry such a range in sounds smoothly is no small feat, but SlowPitchSound's skill-set incorporate the playfulness of jazz and the world-building of science fiction." - Exclaim!

Don't miss out!


The Bus Stop Theatre Co-operative is offering a summer position as Fundraising & Outreach Assistant.

This job is being offered with the assistance of Canada Summer Jobs.


More details on our website at

Please send a cover letter and resume (labeled with your name) by email to

The Bus Stop Theatre Co-operative is an equal opportunity employer. We recognize that individuals from marginalized communities may have limited access to opportunities to build experience in arts administration. We also acknowledge that lived experience can be as valuable as formal training. We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they would bring to the organization in their cover letter.

Posted @withregram

Our Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (evening) show are filling up! If you can't attend in person, we're also selling E-Tickets that allow you to stream the show from wherever you are.

We encourage folks to buy their tickets in advance! In addition, please know that we are taking steps to keep everyone safe during this time. Please read our COVID section below for more information.


Individual Tickets include Regular, Student/Senior/Artist as well as PWYC, and E-Tickets.


The Bus Stop Theatre is fully accessible and has gender-neutral washrooms.

E-Tickets allow folks to stream the event from wherever they are.


In addition to the audience capacity being reduced to 75 seats, we STRONGLY encourage all patrons and guests to remain masked while attending the festival.

The reduced capacity and continued mask-wearing will help ensure the health and safety of everyone in attendance.


OutFest is the largest Queer Theatre festival in Atlantic Canada and will be relaunching at The Bus Stop Theatre in Kjipuktuk / Halifax. After seven successful festivals in Kitchener, ON, this 6-day festival aims to provide a platform for multi-disciplinary artists to create stories that reflect our community, both past, and present.

You can find more information about the full festival lineup, tickets, and more via our website - link in bio.

#OutFestHFX #QueerTheatre #TheatreFestival #HFX

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Posted @withregram • @garfea Look at all these amazing pals!! So excited to do some improv with them next weekend. Only a handful of tickets left if you want to come join us for a laugh! ...

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