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“Makes for a nice evening out.”

Shakespeare by the Sea
Ranked #34 of 138 things to do in Halifax
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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Makes for a nice evening out.”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

Depending on the weather, these can be super enjoyable, or a bit excessive. Generally the crowd is nice, the plays aren't too long (not the comfiest seats), volume's good.
Definitely bring some snacks/picnic lunch, and wander the park before or after the show.

Visited September 2012
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience.”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Shakespeare by the Sea is a troupe of players who perform various plays by the Bard, but also unique plays of their own. I saw "Alice in Wonderland" and enjoyed that very much. It was a lot of fun to watch the reactions of the kids in the audience. The plays are performed in the open air during the long, warm evenings of summer.

Visited August 2012
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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What fun”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Shakespeare and other classics offered by this creative and determined theatre company. They've hung in there through formative years to become a really viable and reliable source for great entertainment. The added bonus of enjoying theatre al fresco as they perform in beautiful Pt. Pleasant Park is unbeatable. Bring along some snacks, dinner, wine - --- enjoy!

Visited February 2013
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Dartmouth, Canada
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Must see theatre”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

These guys can really put anything together, from a kids' play to serious Shakespeare - and pull it off in an outdoor theatre. Well worth a visit - bring a chair and a sweater and enjoy enjoy enjoy.

Visited August 2012
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Dartmouth, Canada
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“incredible!!!!”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

best way to see a play! outdoors, quality actors, great direction, whole family loved it, even 9&11 yo boys stayed quiet and enthralled! A must do!

Visited August 2012
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