We are overjoyed to welcome back Michael Kaeshammer to the Chester Playhouse for his 4th performance in 12 years. The prolific Vancouver Island-based singer/songwriter/pianist/producer has earned a loyal international following as a triple threat. He’s a piano virtuoso with a technical mastery of many different styles, an eloquent singer/songwriter, and a charming and engaging performer. ...

Chester Playhouse is pleased to present The Barrowdowns April 21st at 7:30 Diverse instrumentation and soaring five-part vocal harmonies characterize the unique alternative folk sound of Halifax-based band, The Barrowdowns.  Born in a cold dark Albertan winter in 2014, the band was started by Halifax musicians Kendra Breen and Rowan Swain. Upon their move back ...

Sylvie Proulx, classical guitar, and Janice Jackson, soprano have teamed up for a musical experience like no other with songs and music from Spain and Latin America.  Otros Aires is a celebration of Latin American Tradition song and rarely performed Spanish baroque airs.  Otros Aires is a concert where Spain meets South America, where classical ...

The Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to our very own Oscar Peterson! Born in Montreal in 1925 in the working-class neighbourhood of Little Burgundy, Oscar Peterson became one of the most important pianists in the entire history of jazz. As accompanist to the greatest jazz vocalists of all time, including Ella Fitzgerald and Billie ...

Join us for a very special Song Writers Circle on May 20th at 7.30 Ian Sherwood is a musician, story teller and a constant creator. He has penned tunes for many other artists as well as for theatre, film and television. He was named Contemporary Singer of the Year by the 2013 Canadian Folk Music Awards, ...

Ian Ianes is an accomplished singer/songwriter with a soul/jazzy bent. His latest CD Yes Man is a confident, soulful record that creatively mixes Janes’ deepest influences and experiences. The album is a mix of singularly written songs and collaborations with other great writers from Los Angeles (Andy Stochansky, Jamie Hartman), Nashville (Byron Hill, Daryl Burgess) and ...

Two fabulous up and coming bands with great local musicians will perform on Sat June 10th starting at 7:30  Brothers Band Over the last six months, BROTHERS has taken the city of Halifax by storm – quickly climbing the performance ladder with energetic and captivating performances while providing listeners with a new style that is sure ...

Join us for one of the best Nova Scotian Musicians touring today Ben Caplan on Saturday June 17th at 7:30 Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions, Ben Caplan mixes older musical sensibilities with his own soul, straight from his hairy heart. Lyrically, you’ve not heard the like before. Often edgy and ...

We are very pleased to welcome back Port Cites on Sat June 24th at 7:30   The spellbinding chemistry of Port Cities is built on masterful songwriting, skillfully crafted arrangements, and the powerful electricity between the three voices at its helm. The band surfaced as a result of genuine connection and a profound shared belief ...

  Ariana Nasr loves music.  And she is not afraid to show it.  Whether she is singing Édith Piaf, an Italian art song or a jazz standard, she will give you everything she’s got (and sometimes more).  In 2015 Ariana developed a full-​blown spectacle en français featuring the music of the world-​renowned French singer, Édith ...

The Artistic Director and the Programming Committee have made the final decisions for the Summer Theatre Festival 2017 We will have a listing of all the shows on the website soon  Dates to remember: Summer Season Launch preview May 19th at 5:00 pm. Galapalooza at the Captain’s house July 8th from 6-9 pm Opening Show of ...

Watch this space for a full line up of great events for the fall of 2017. Events will be added when they are ...