Theater in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Twillingate/NWI Dinner Theatre

The friendly crew here whip up a multicourse meat-(or fish) and-potatoes kind of meal before launching into a three-hour variety show with lots of Newfoundland music and sketch comedy. The show attracts an older...

Live Music in St John's

Ship Pub

Attitudes and ages are checked at the door of this little pub, tucked down Solomon's Lane. You'll hear everything from jazz to indie, and even the odd poetry reading. The pub closes when things slow down, but...

Theater in Trinity

Trinity Pageant

One of the mainstays of the Rising Tide theater company is this outdoor dramedy, a heartfelt (and at times hilarious) theatrical exploration of Trinity's identity and history, held at the Rising Tide Theatre.

Live Performance in Twillingate Island & New World Island

Grand Ol' Shed Party Show

There are lots of shed/kitchen parties put on for tourists in Newfoundland, but this one comes close to feeling like a random gathering in a friend's garage, partly because it takes place in, well, someone's...

Theater in Trinity

Rising Tide Theatre

This energetic, active company hosts the 'Seasons in the Bight' theater festival and the Trinity Pageant. Productions range from the comic to the tragic, but all address Newfoundland history and social issues.

Theater in Bonavista

Garrick Theatre

The artfully restored Garrick is an anchor for downtown Bonavista. The theater screens mainstream and indie films, and hosts live-music performances that often showcase a rich tableau of local talent.

Live Music in St John's

Signal Hill Tattoo

This award-winning historical reenactment program recreates 19th-century British military drills with cannon fire, mortars and muskets, all backed by a fife and drum band.

Performing Arts in St John's

Resource Centre for the Arts

Sponsors indie theater, dance and film by Newfoundland artists, all of which play downtown in the former longshoremen's union hall (aka LSPU Hall).

Live Music in St John's

Shamrock City

Bands playing everything from Newfoundland folk to '80s hair ballads take the stage nightly at this all-ages pub.

Live Music in St John's

Rose & Thistle

Local musicians and visiting bands take the stage on the regular at this little pub.

Live Performance in Gros Morne National Park

Anchors Aweigh

This hotel bar in the Ocean View is fine for a beer, but is perhaps most notable for Anchors Aweigh, a music-skit-comedy variety show with lots of Newfoundland jokes and folk songs. You've got to be 19 or older...

Live Music in Trinity

Rocky's Place Lounge

Rocky's hosts bands from time to time, but even if the mikes are quiet, it's a friendly place to hoist a brew, and it serves basic pub grub after area restaurants close.

Blues in St John's

Fat Cat

For a slight change of pace on the George St strip, head to the Cat, which showcases blues on a nightly basis during the summer months.

Live Music in St John's

Rock House

When indie bands visit town, they plug in here. As venues go, this spot gets sweaty and loud, as does the crowd.