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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Dec
23
Mon
Astor Box Office CLOSED
Dec 23 all-day
Dec
26
Thu
Jumanji: The Next Level Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun at 1:30pm & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 26 @ 7:00 pm

The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game

PG-13
Running Time:

Dec
27
Fri
Jumanji: The Next Level Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun at 1:30pm & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 27 @ 7:00 pm

The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game

PG-13
Running Time:

Dec
28
Sat
Jumanji: The Next Level Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun at 1:30pm & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm

The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game

PG-13
Running Time:

Dec
29
Sun
Jumanji: The Next Level Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun at 1:30pm & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm

The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game

PG-13
Running Time:

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
2
Thu
Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Jan 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

The Good Liar 1:30pm & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Jan 2 @ 1:30 pm

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life

Running Time 1h 49min
Rating: Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity

The Good Liar 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Jan 2 @ 7:00 pm

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life

Running Time 1h 49min
Rating: Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity

Jan
3
Fri
Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Jan 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

The Good Liar 1:30pm & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Jan 3 @ 1:30 pm

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life

Running Time 1h 49min
Rating: Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity

The Good Liar 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life

Running Time 1h 49min
Rating: Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity

Jan
4
Sat
The Good Liar 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life

Running Time 1h 49min
Rating: Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity

Jan
5
Sun
The Good Liar 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm

Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find himself caring about her, turning what should be a cut-and-dry swindle into the most treacherous tightrope walk of his life

Running Time 1h 49min
Rating: Rated R for some strong violence, and for language and brief nudity

Jan
7
Tue
Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

Jan
8
Wed
Cats 1:30pm & 7pm @ Astor Theatre
Jan 8 all-day

CATS

Running time:  120mins

January 8 1:30pm & 7pm
January 9 1:30pm & 7pm
January 10 7pm
January 11 7pm
January 12 7pm

Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor.

A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new Jellicle life.

Deck the Halls Art Show & Sale @ Astor Theatre
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Visual arts arrive at The Astor in Liverpool with the opening of the Deck the Halls art show and sale on December 10. The show features works by Eleven South Shore artists and is the first exhibit launched since the Region of Queens accepted the The Astor Theatre Society’s proposal to manage the Town Hall Arts and Cultural Centre. The Astor Theatre and THACC occupy the former town hall building on Liverpool’s Main Street.

“Since we were awarded management of THACC in September, the Astor Board has completed its vision to integrate programming of the two spaces,” explained Kristopher Snarby, President, Astor Theatre Society.

Opened in 1902, the Astor Theatre is the oldest, continuously operating live performance centre in Nova Scotia, and it remains one of its busiest. In 2019, the Astor has hosted more than 150 events, including live theatre, music and comedy performances, community concerts, movie showings, and the 75th annual Queens County Music Festival. In recent years, two young musical theatre performers have advanced from that Festival to represent Nova Scotia at the National competition.

“Our goal with bringing THACC under the Astor umbrella is to create a vibrant, inclusive centre for the arts, in the heart of Liverpool’s downtown,” said Snarby.

He went on to emphasize that the Astor Theatre Society remains committed to shining a spotlight on talented local performers and creators, as well as bringing interesting artistic experiences to the area.

The Deck the Halls art show takes place in THACC’s main floor and upstairs gallery spaces and features works by Tom Alway, Peter Blais, Marshall Burgess, Matthew Collins, Bev Crouse, Dennis Curran, William Downey, Marilyn Kellough, Marg Millard, Roger Savage and Sharon Wadsworth-Smith. The opening reception for the show is on Wednesday, December 11, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served and a cash (only) bar is available.

Hours for the show are Tuesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and 3 hours prior to all live performances at the Astor until Christmas, and Tuesday to Friday, January 2 to 10, 2020.

Chase The Ace (Round 3) @ Astor Theatre(lobby)
Jan 8 @ 8:30 pm