News - Boardmore Theatre

CBU to Host Inaugural High School Theatre Festival

From May 17 – 19, Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre and the Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education Fine Arts department will host the inaugural Cape Breton High School Theatre Festival at the Boardmore Playhouse. The non-competitive Festival is an exciting opportunity for students to perform, participate in workshops and to share their work More »

Boardmore Theatre Tackles Impact of Social Media

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Theatre will grapple with the impact of social media on today’s youth in its upcoming production of Evan Placey’s play, Girls Like That.  Under the direction of Mike McPhee, the play will be on stage November 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and November 26 at 2 p.m. More »

CBU’s Boardmore Playhouse set to Launch 45th Season

Cape Breton University’s Boardmore Playhouse is set to launch its 45th season line-up on Tuesday, September 15 at 12 noon. All are welcome to come and get a first look at what’s in store for this approaching season: upcoming theatre events, season ticket subscriptions, information regarding the four-week workshop series and a seminar focusing on More »

Family Series on Stage at Boardmore Theatre

The Boardmore Theatre stage will be cast with family friendly plays starting Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m. with Bluenose. Directed by Scott Sharplin and also showing on May 3 at 2 p.m., this musical is fun for all ages. As another family option, on May 15 starting at 7 p.m., The Tortoise and the More »

Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival Award Winners

The 2015 Elizabeth Boardmore One-Act Play Festival came to a close on Saturday evening, March 21, with its final performances and annual award ceremony.  Congratulations to all the winners at this year’s annual festival. With more than 75 participants and near sellout crowds, this year’s eight play festival has once again demonstrated a strong support More »

2015 One-Act Play Festival On Stage at Boardmore Theatre

The 2015 One-Act Play Festival will be front and centre at the Boardmore Playhouse from March 18-20, with showtimes at 7 p.m. nightly. Named after Elizabeth Boardmore, the festival provides an opportunity for the many players of the theatre – playwrights, directors, technicians, actors and more – to showcase their talents on the big stage. More »

Boardmore Theatre Kicks off 2015 Season with Dark Comedy

The curtain rises at the Boardmore Theatre when The Pillowman takes the stage, opening on January 27.  Written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Rod Nicholls, this award-winning work runs until February 1. A black comedy similar to the style of movie director Quentin Tarentino, this contemporary masterpiece may not be suitable for all audiences. More »

Boardmore Playhouse Wins Four Awards at Prestigious International Festival

The Boardmore Playhouse received four awards for their performance at the 12th Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival (LITF). The festival took place from May 14-18 at the Astor Theatre in Liverpool, N.S. Boardmore presented Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, from their 2014 One Act Festival of Plays. The awards include: Best Actor, Gary Walsh; Best More »