Live Music in Halifax

Seahorse Tavern

This joint hosts the events that attract the crowds who are actually cool (and not just faux-cool). Punk, indie, metal, funk, Motown, soul…and monthly themed dance parties. Check the website for what's on and when.
Theater in Halifax

Shakespeare by the Sea

Fine performances of the Bard's works at the Cambridge Battery, an old fortification in the middle of Point Pleasant Park. Another reason to love Halifax! Check the website for a map and details.
Stadium in Halifax

Scotiabank Centre

Halifax's premier multipurpose indoor arena is smack-bang in the heart of downtown. The biggest matches, games and concerts to come to town are held here.
Live Music in Halifax

Bearly's House of Blues & Ribs

The best blues musicians in Atlantic Canada play here at incredibly low cover charges. Wednesday karaoke nights draw a crowd and some fine singers.
Theater in Halifax

Neptune Theatre

This downtown theater presents musicals and well-known plays on its main stage (from $35) and edgier stuff in the studio (from $15).
Comedy in Halifax

Yuk Yuks

This is the place to go for local and international stand-up and improv gigs: check the website for what's on when.
Live Music in Halifax


Catch acoustic sets, then enjoy the reasonable meals, including a late-night menu.