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About Theatre Baddeck

Theatre Baddeck is a professional, non-profit theatre company based in Baddeck, Nova Scotia.


Our mission:

To enrich Victoria County and Cape Breton Island culture with a high quality, professional theatre experience and to delight and entertain visitors to Victoria County with stories that offer a distinct Cape Breton flavour. 

Our story:

Theatre Baddeck is a professional non-profit theatre company based in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. We began operations in 2014 and had our first summer season in 2015 with the historical fiction comedy The Young Ladies of Baddeck Club by Co-Artistic Directors Christy MacRae-Ziss and Hannah Ziss. The play was a hit with tourists and locals and was remounted in 2016 and 2017. It was lauded as “the highlight of our vacation” and “a play that made me proud to call Cape Breton home.”


It was with this encouraging response that Christy and Hannah forged on, programming seasons with summer fare that had a distinct Cape Breton flavour. Click here to explore our full production history.


High quality performers and artists are a top priority for Theatre Baddeck. Artists that have worked with Theatre Baddeck include: Linda Moore (former Neptune Theatre Artistic Director), Terry Barna (Canadian Comedy Award nominee), Heidi Malazdrewich, Richard Quesnel, Nicole Lee Quesnel, Samantha Wilson, Douglas Beattie, Mary-Colin Chisholm and many more.

Theatre Baddeck has been nominated for five Merritt Awards (and won two) for achievements in professional theatre in Nova Scotia.


We are ranked #1 on Things to Do in Baddeck, NS on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor reviews for Theatre Baddeck’s past seasons can be found here.


Theatre Baddeck incorporated as a Not-for-Profit under the Canada Not for Profit Corporations Act in February 2017. We are a professional member of Theatre Nova Scotia. 

Our theatre is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people. 


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