Ross Creek Centre for the Arts – We are thrilled to be nominated, and our box office is open for 2018!

Two Planks Nominations are in!

We are thrilled!
What a wonderful day it was when we saw the nominations for professional theatre in Nova Scotia for last season!

We had both of our productions (Nothing Less! and Midsummer Night’s Dream by Fire) recognized by the theatre community and we garnered the following thirteen nominations, with the final awards to be presented on March 26, 2018:

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (female): Burgandy Code for Bottom in Dream By Fire

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (male):

Devin Mackinnon as Demetrius in Dream By Fire AND
Graham Percy as Silas Rudge/Premier Murray in Nothing Less! AND
Ryan Rogerson as Calvin Landry in Nothing Less!

Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (female): Stephanie MacDonald for Quince in Dream By Fire

Outstanding Choreography:

(Puppetry) Jim Morrow and Andrea Lee Norwood for Dream By Fire AND
Laura Caswell for Nothing Less!

Outstanding Costume Design: Jennifer Goodman for Nothing Less!

Outstanding Direction: Ken Schwartz for Dream By Fire

Outstanding Musical Direction: Ami McKay for Nothing Less!

Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian: Ken Schwartz and Ami MacKay for Nothing Less!

Outstanding Original Score: Ami McKay for Nothing Less!

Outstanding Production: Dream By Fire by William Shakespeare

Thanks to you for making our work possible and for being WHY we do our work!


If you thought that last year was great theatre, don’t wait for summer,
book now for our 2018 season!

As an E-news subscriber, you get the first peek at our 2018 season , and our tickets are online now!

Our 2018 season  includes North Mountain Vanya, a new adaptation of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya by Ken Schwartz, re-imagining one of the great tragicomedies on the North Mountain in a story of farms, forests, and families.

In repertory with Vanya is a new musical adaptation of George Orwell’s Animal Farm a timeless allegory set around the bonfire on our own farm. Created by Allen Cole and Ken Schwartz, our Animal Farm, will be unlike any seen before.

Rounding out our 27th season is the world premiere of  Elapultiek by shalan joudry (original poster artwork pending). Presented around the fire, the play focuses on the growing relationship between an indigenous and non-indigenous biologist as they conduct a daily wildlife count, and is a unique artistic experience about reconciliation, relationships and trust.

Each Wednesday of the season, we will have special events to add to your theatre-going experience.

Book your tickets now – you can change them up to two weeks before the show with no penalty if you book before April 15.

Still space in our March Break Camps!

We have filled some of our March Break programs, but there is still time to join in the fun and enrichment!

For older kids (aged 11-16), our week-long  Visual Arts Studio Program will be extraordinary! Each day, a difference art medium with one of our most fabulous instructors!

If you only have 1-4 days, try any of these:
TUESDAY: THEATRE STUDIO with award-winning director, Ken Schwartz
WEDNESDAY: WRITING STUDIO with award-nominated writer, Ken Schwartz
THURSDAY: MUSICAL MAYHEM! STUDIO with award-winning Kim Barlow!
FRIDAY: URBAN ART STUDIO with internationally acclaimed ​Christian Toth

We still have a few programs for kids aged 5-7 and 8-10 too!
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Still looking for those special someones!

Be part of an extraordinary team.

We are currently looking for the following people to start ASAP. While in all cases the deadline is March 20, if we find the right person, we will hire them, so be that right person, and apply now!


Arts Administrator We are looking for a Nova Scotian who is underemployed who can bring skills in administration, and learn many more through this six month paid internship at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts (potential to become permanent).

Chef and Food Specialist ​If you love idea of helping make the centre more sustainable in its food production, creating fabulous meals for artists from around the world and kids from down the road, preserving and canning, mentoring kids in the love of cooking, leading workshops in cooking and baking for our local community and more, this is the job for you!

Environmental Farm Manager and Educator ​If you love idea of developing a landscape for sustainable food and beauty, creating a responsible trail system through old and new growth forests, and want to help manage a large property used by the public in all its facets, while developing and educational program for youth around local food, environmental issues and combining the arts and sciences through observational learning, this is the job for you.

Camp Director (Summer)  Do you understand camp life and love working with kids? Are you an emerging artist who is a great organiser and do you love leading and working with a team? We are looking for a summer camp director to have a great time and make the best camp experience ever for kids. This is a residential position with all accommodation and all meals provided.

Other positions also online. 

Support the 2018 season at our gala!

It would please his Royal Highness to have your company for an evening at his ​Royal Court on April 7, in the year 2018.
Legendary tales of Camelot’s astounding treasures, delicious drinks,
merry jests and royal feasts are a sight to behold!

​Tickets $55 each, or a round table of 8 knights and queens: $440

Our event raises the needed funds for our 2018 summer performances.
If you cannot attend, please consider sending a donation using this  form

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Dream of Summer

Our mailing address is:

Ross Creek Centre for the Arts

Box 190

Canning, NS B0P 1H0