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Ron James – Spring Loaded – live from his living room to yours!

A global pandemic may have scuttled live performance the wide world over but that can’t stop Canada’s #1 touring comedian (‘a hilarious brand of funny all his own’ Winnipeg Free Press) from doing what he does best…making sense of life’s struggles in the language of laughs! That’s why award-winning comedian RON JAMES (‘cleverly, hysterically funny’/Toronto Star) will be launching ‘SPRING LOADED’, his third one-hour comedy special, in the ‘Live from My Living Room’ series.

Date: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Time: 8:00pm EDT (please login to Zoom by 7:40 PM)
Where: Watch together on Zoom. No masks required!
Price $30.00 (Includes taxes and ticket processing fees) at

SPRING LOADED’ assumes people aren’t sure if these days are the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning… and Ron couldn’t agree more…

On New Year’s Eve, 3500 paying customers watched Ron stream his second hour length special ‘HINDSIGHT IS 2020: Live from My Living Room’, which experienced an exponential growth of 872% from his premiere performance in June ’20! His critically acclaimed record breaking nine one-hour comedy specials (‘a virtuoso comedic performance’/Globe and Mail) became a New Year’s Eve viewing tradition for Canadians that consistently cracked 1.3 million viewers.

Just because his cross Canada tours took a pandemic delivered torpedo to the bow doesn’t mean this stand ups funny is sunk! As it turns out, the man whose non-stop roller coaster ride of marathon laughs that had been filling theatres to capacity for more than twenty years, still has his mojo workin’! With his first book scheduled to be released Fall 2021 by publishing giant Penguin-Random House, this one-man industry the Victoria Times Colonist called ‘The funniest man in Canada’ shows no sign of slowing down.

New Chess Club at the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre

Whether you’re an experienced player or completely new to the game, the Astor Chess Club is for you! No matter your age or experience level, all are welcome to join us.

Since putting our posters up last week, an enthusiastic bunch of players have already registered. If you’re interested in joining them just give us a call at the box office (902-354-5250) or email and we’ll add you to the list.

Our first meeting will be Thursday March 11th at 3:30 here in the THACC. We will be following all the appropriate COVID-19 protocols to keep everyone safe. We have enough chess sets to go around, and all will be fully sanitized before play, so please don’t worry about bringing your own.

See the attached document for all the club details.

Breath of Fresh Air Youth Theatre Group returns to the Astor stage with Goodbye Kurt Cobain

We are delighted to welcome our local youth theatre group back to the Astor with a play written and directed by Kallie Koliotassis. Two plays, in fact!

The first, titled The One is a spooky tale performed by the younger members of the group:

A group of friends end up at a haunted house, in a room that may or may not actually exist, where they’re faced with a decision that could doom one of them… or all of them.

And the second, Goodbye Kurt Cobain, is sure to bring back memories for many of us:

In 1994, a few weeks after Kurt Cobain’s death, a group of friends decide to meet in the woods to have a little fun. Their buddy Shaun has taken the death of his icon pretty hard, and needs a little cheering up. Over the course of the evening they reflect on the good times they’ve shared, and come to terms with the fact that some things cannot last. Does the end of Kurt Cobain mark the end of their time together?

Tickets ($15 Adults, $10 students) are on sale now at the Astor box office (Tuesday – Friday 10 – 4), in person or over the phone, or online through Ticketpro:

When buying tickets, please consider that we are limited to only 100 audience members, and that seating has been grouped into small bubbles. Please try to only buy in the appropriate bubble size for your group – if you don’t see what you’re looking for please give us a call.

Holiday Concerts

To help get us all get into the festive spirit, we are pleased to be partnering with friends of the Astor Theatre to offer you four concerts/events that you can view from the comfort of your own home.  Each is a separate ticketed event, and typically you have a minimum of 24 hours to watch if you can’t view it on the scheduled date.  By identifying the Astor Theatre when you buy your ticket, we receive a percentage of that ticket price.

8pm Atlantic  Ticket: $25.00

This is a live concert featuring one of the most beloved musical families on the seasonal circuit.  Audience members will be treated to some traditional seasonal fare along with classic favourites, stories, and dancing, all stamped with the Barra’s lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings.

8pm Atlantic Ticket: $25.00

Music and comedy with Cape Breton’s Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison, Jenn Sheppard & Stephen Muise, with Rachel Davis and Darren McMullen of the award-winning band Coig. Laugh till it hurts, sing at the top of your lungs, and forget about the real world for awhile.


Link will redirect to Pay Per View page featuring more detailed information on both shows. You can then choose the event you would like to attend by clicking VIEW EVENT. Page will redirect to preferred show. Before clicking ADD TO CART, please choose the Astor Theatre as your referral theatre from the drop-down menu. The Astor receives $5 from your ticket purchase. Once theatre has been selected, ADD TO CART for final purchase.

For more information: 902-842-1599

DECEMBER 23, 2020Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy – A CELTIC FAMILY CHRISTMAS
8 pm Atlantic Ticket: $25.00

A message from Natalie:  Welcome to our home!! I’m Natalie MacMaster and together with my husband Donnell Leahy and our seven children, we will be celebrating Christmas virtually this year!! For decades, we have toured extensively at Christmas, but this year marks our most unique one, taking the stage to our home! We will spend just over an hour sharing with you much of our music and culture, Christmas traditions and general real life family dynamic in the comfort of our own home!! We are quite excited to play our music for you (which includes the children as well for many of the tunes), do some dancing, some singing, some baking, talk about Christmas memories past and even have our band join us for a couple virtual performances! Given our children’s ages and personalities, there will be many candid moments along the way. I’ve heard it said that every disadvantage creates an opportunity. Well we have embraced this chance to perform for a crowd in such a unique way and are eagerly awaiting the moment you all show up at our front door, ready to welcome you home!


December 31, 2020 – Ron James… LIVE FROM MY LIVING ROOM: HINDSIGHT IS 2020
9 PM Atlantic/8 PM EST

Tune in New Year’s Eve as Canada’s #1 touring comedian rides the ‘Corona Coaster’ that was 2020 into hell bound oblivion where it belongs!! Just as he blazed a trail playing theatres from one end of our dominion to the other, this time he pioneers a *virtual * tour coming to you straight from his living room. This intimate and interactive experience features all new material mining maximum laughs from our Year of the Plague. So, pour yourself a drink, grab a seat on the couch and laugh away the Curse of COVID before the Martian’s invade…cause you just know that’s coming next!

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