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Boardmore Theatre

Public Bulletin

The Playhouse is a 337 seat venue which is the centre for the performing arts at Cape Breton University.

Located In Sydney
Where To Find Us
Cape Breton University
1250 Grand Lake Rd
Sydney, NS
Areas Served Sydney
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Contact Todd Hiscock, Playhouse Director; Phone: 902-563-1351; Email:
Alternate Contact Playhouse Box Office; Phone: 902-563-1652
Volunteer Opportunity If you're looking to volunteer at the Boardmore, please click this link and take the steps required!
Description & Services

The Playhouse opened in 1979 and in 1990 it was renamed the Boardmore Playhouse in honor of Elizabeth and Harry Boardmore who, for more than twenty five years, dedicated themselves to the teaching and development of community theatre in Cape Breton.

Throughout the school year and summer months the CBU Boardmore Playhouse is also involved with a number of community projects. The Playhouse provides practical expertise to community theatre groups in the form of workshops for young people as well as advise and leadership in summer theatre programs.

The Playhouse is also home to many of the academic courses offered as part of CBU’s Theatre Arts Certificate Program.

This program offers courses in Acting, Movement, Voice, Directing, Playwriting, Theatre for Children, Stage Management, and Stage Craft. Students can easily combine Theatre Arts Certificate courses with their three or four year BA degree program.

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