Arden opens next week!



Nov 17 – 22, 8pm nightly at the Keith’s Brewery

In the recesses of an ironstone tavern, Alice Arden is trapped in a life that she longs to escape. Deciding to murder her husband and free herself, she engages an unlikely pack of oddballs to do the deed. But despite the best efforts of her greedy lover, a nervous servant, a mysterious painter, and a vicious cutthroat, Thomas Arden’s luck seems to be holding out – for now. Join the Villains for our new, site-specific adaptation of Arden of Faversham, adapted and directed by Dan Bray.

Tickets on sale now - seating is very limited, and booking in advance is advised.

Black night hath hid the pleasures of the day
And sheeting darkness overhangs the earth

And in the black fold of her cloudy robe
Obscures us from the eyesight of the world
In which sweet silence such as we triumph.

Happy Halloween!

180446_500577263132_4551736_n[1]Matt Peach and Tarah Lee Coates in the ghostly Revenger’s Tragedy (2011)

October 31: YOU are cordially, HORRIBLY invited to Halifax’s best Halloween party, hosted by The Villain’s Theatre.

This is THE classic Hallowe’en party you’ve either wished existed or never knew you wanted.

Costumes, games, madness, dancing. Scares and thrills. Sturm and drang. Much fun (and libations) to be enjoyed. No Hallow will be left Un-Eved. The Villain’s Theatre may be getting older, but we haven’t even started thinking about growing up. We take Hallowe’en very seriously (hence the apostrophe in “Hallowe’en”).

Over the past five years, the Villain’s Theatre has brought ghosts, werewolves, murders, dances of death, and decadent masques to Halifax. Now, WE invite YOU to help keep this tradition alive by donning your very best costume and joining us in an evening of dark and delicious revelry.

And don’t despair: our annual COSTUME CONTEST is still alive and well! PRIZES FOR BEST COSTUMES!

Snacks. Spooooooky Silent Auction. Beers.

Tickets are BY DONATION (suggested donation $10), but RSVPing is much appreciated! To rsvp, email