Box Office: 902-354-5250 Tue-Fri 11am-4pm

The Astor Theatre to Remain Closed until September 1, 2020



Covid-19 Update 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2020

LIVERPOOL, NS — The historic Astor Theatre in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, will remain closed for the spring and summer, the theatre’s board of directors announced today in response to ongoing precautions around the COVID-19 pandemic.

All events planned for the theatre up to Sept. 1 have been either cancelled or re-scheduled. The annual summer theatre camp has also been cancelled for this year. Any tickets for live events that patrons have purchased will be valid for the re-scheduled date.

The board made these difficult decisions to respect the safety of the Astor’s staff, performers and patrons.

Kristopher Snarby, chairman of the Astor Theatre Society, thanked all of the theatre’s staff for their commitment and dedication.

“We also want to thank our community for their ongoing support and we want to assure them that this is only a temporary closure,” Snarby said. “We look forward to reopening when we can.”

The Astor Theatre is the artistic hub of Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Built in 1902 as part of Liverpool’s historic town hall, it was originally known as the Liverpool Opera House. The Astor has hosted a variety of local, national and international events, from the popular Queens County Music Festival and Liverpool International Theatre Festival to concerts featuring Rufus Wainwright and Measha Brueggergosman. 

For more information, please contact:

Kristopher Snarby, 902-646-1718 or by email: kris.snarby@exitinterlake.com


Astor Theatre and Town Hall Arts and Cultural Center
219 Main Street
Liverpool, Nova Scotia
B0T 1K0
(902) 354-5250
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Nov
27
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Nov 27 @ 8:30 pm
Dec
1
Sun
88th Annual Kiwanis Christmas Concert @ Astor Theatre
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm

DOORS: at 6pm. Mersey Band begins playing at 6:30pm as the Theatre fills.

Dec
4
Wed
‘Tis the Season 13 with Bette MacDonald @ Astor Theatre
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Beulah Claxton… and she’s back! Tis The Season is the gift that keeps on giving. For many, this hit show has become a yearly tradition, the official start of the holiday season. Musician Jordan Musycsyn, guitarist Joe Waye Jr. and comedy performer Mary Colin Chisholm will be there along with assorted other Cape Breton characters in a brand new edition of this wildly popular show. Join Bette MacDonald, Maynard Morrison and the rest of the cast and find out exactly what is so funny about Christmas!

Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Dec 4 @ 8:30 pm
Dec
7
Sat
GEORGE CANYON & AARON PRITCHETT – 12 Days of Christmas @ Astor Theatre
Dec 7 @ 7:30 pm

Two Canadian country music superstars come together to celebrate the holidays with an acoustic collaboration for their 12 Days of Christmas East Coast Tour 2019. Multiple CCMA Award Winning artists George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett have teamed together to share stories, songs and lots of family friendly comedy.

Tickets $61.50 (HST & fees incl.)

Dec
11
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Dec 11 @ 8:30 pm
Dec
13
Fri
Charles Dickens’ – A CHRISTMAS CAROL Feat. John D Huston & Musical Guest Ashley-Rose Goodwin @ Astor Theatre
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm

*Please Note: For personal reasons and much to her disappointment, Ms.
Smith has had to cancel her participation in John D. Huston’s A Christmas
Carol* John Huston is excited to welcome Ashley-Rose Goodwin to share the stage with him

“Vivid and lively…a consummate storyteller…mesmerising.”⁣ – Winnipeg Free
Press⁣


“powerful one-man theatre…in the hands of a master storyteller.”⁣
– The National Post⁣

Veteran solo performer John D. Huston makes his Liverpool debut with
Charles Dickens’ one-man A Christmas Carol.⁣

For a quarter century, this astonishing tour-de-force presentation has been
described as “mesmerizing,” “powerful”⁣ and “Christmas magic” by reviewers
across the country.⁣

Mr. Dickens’ musical guest will be award-winning singer and Liverpool’s own
Ashley-Rose Goodwin,
performing Dickensian carols.

The timeless story of Scrooge and Tiny Tim, with the Astor Theatre’s
intimate acoustics make this event a magical, must-see holiday experience.

Dec
18
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Dec 18 @ 8:30 pm
Dec
19
Thu
Thane Dunn’s Elvis ’68 Comeback Christmas @ Astor Theatre
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

 

 

For the first time the 2-time World Champion is recreating Elvis Presley’s
now historic 68 Comeback Special which was aired 50 years ago on NBC. It
was originally going to be a Christmas special so we have combined all your
favorite songs from the program including Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel ,If I
Can Dream and more and combined them with Elvis Christmas favorites Blue
Christmas, Silent Night to Elvis Gospel Greats Where No One Stands Alone
and many more.⁣

In the second half of the show we will showcase for the first time Thane’s
incredible ability to perform Country Classics that will blow your mind.
From Charlie Rich, Hank Williams to Jim Reeves. All the while sharing the
stage with the amazing Melly Dunn, her amazing three and a half Octave
voice will give you shivers and add a new dimension to your favorite
Christmas Classics that you will love. Her Patsy Cline songs will amaze you
and for the first time these two incredible talents will be performing
duets together doing Elvis and Country Christmas classics the whole family
will flip over.⁣

***For the first time all tickets include a VIP meet and greet with photo
options***⁣

$40
December 19 @7:30pm. Doors open 7pm

 

 

Dec
23
Mon
Astor Box Office CLOSED
Dec 23 all-day
Dec
30
Mon
Astor Box Office CLOSED
Dec 30 all-day
Dec
31
Tue
Astor Box Office CLOSED
Dec 31 all-day
Jan
1
Wed
Astor Box Office CLOSED
Jan 1 all-day
Jan
8
Wed
Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Jan 8 @ 8:30 pm
Jan
19
Sun
Bravo Studio Presents “Sounds of the 60’s” Benefit Concert @ Astor Theatre
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

Sounds of the 60’s Benefit Concert
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Doors: 6:30pm / Showtime: 7:00pm

This is a benefit concert for the Astor Theatre Society. The Astor welcomes Kim Umphreys Studio Bravo Students & Other Musical Guests live on the Astor Stage for a night of “Sounds of the 60’s”

A great event for the whole family.

Feb
5
Wed
Ride the Swells Art Show & Sale – A Celebration of the Cape Island Fishing Boat @ Town Hall Arts & Culture Centre
Feb 5 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art Show & Sale
Riding the Swells
A Celebration of the Cape Island Fishing Boat

Astor Theatre
219 Main St., Liverpool, NS
February 5-28th Tuesday – Friday 11am-4pm Opening Reception Feb 5 @5:30pm-7:00pm

14 local artists featured

Refreshments served

OPENING RECEPTION – Ride the Swells Art Show & Sale @ Town Hall Arts & Culture Centre
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Art Show & Sale
Riding the Swells
A Celebration of the Cape Island Fishing Boat

Astor Theatre
219 Main St., Liverpool, NS
February 5-28th Tuesday – Friday 11am-4pm Opening Reception Feb 5 @5:30pm-7:00pm

14 local artists featured

Refreshments served

POSTPONED PENDING REOPENING OF ASTOR – Chase The Ace (Round 4) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Feb 5 @ 8:30 pm
Feb
6
Thu
Ride the Swells Art Show & Sale – A Celebration of the Cape Island Fishing Boat @ Town Hall Arts & Culture Centre
Feb 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art Show & Sale
Riding the Swells
A Celebration of the Cape Island Fishing Boat

Astor Theatre
219 Main St., Liverpool, NS
February 5-28th Tuesday – Friday 11am-4pm Opening Reception Feb 5 @5:30pm-7:00pm

14 local artists featured

Refreshments served

Feb
7
Fri
Ride the Swells Art Show & Sale – A Celebration of the Cape Island Fishing Boat @ Town Hall Arts & Culture Centre
Feb 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Art Show & Sale
Riding the Swells
A Celebration of the Cape Island Fishing Boat

Astor Theatre
219 Main St., Liverpool, NS
February 5-28th Tuesday – Friday 11am-4pm Opening Reception Feb 5 @5:30pm-7:00pm

14 local artists featured

Refreshments served