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The Neptune Theater originally went by the name of Strand Theatre and was designed by famous architect Andrew Cobb. The Theatre is at its peak during the summer months when tickets sell like hot cakes, and is known among the fraternity as Atlantic Canada's biggest professional regional theater. The theater organizes a range of plays, from musicals to world and Canadian premiers. In the past, it has seen classic productions such as CATS, Westside Story and Beauty and The Beast. Situated in the heart of downtown, Neptune Theatre offers an invaluable experience.
Scotiabank Centre, formerly known as Halifax Metro Centre, is Halifax's largest multi-purpose indoor sporting arena. Home to junior hockey's Mooseheads, and full to the rafters when the team is on the ice, the Scotiabank Centre hosts any number of large events, including championship figure skating, basketball, and at least one NHL pre-season game every September. It also serves as an event hall for concerts and cultural functions throughout the year. Visitors of all interests can enjoy the Scotiabank Centre and should check it out when in the Halifax area.
Featuring some of Canada's best comedians, Yuk Yuk's is a one-stop spot for all your laughter requirements. Calling itself 'Canada's National Stand-Up Comedy Chain', this comedy club has locations throughout the country, from Ajax to Calgary and Vaughn and Windsor. Hordes of people crowd here to see their favorite comedians give them a dose of the 'best medicine'. This club also plays amateur comedians every Wednesday night. Reservations are recommended, but you can only guarantee your entry into the club, because the club's seating policy is 'first come, first serve'. There is also no censorship policy here, so it is not recommended you bring your young ones (below 19 years). The timings of the shows vary, so please see the website or call the club to plan your next visit.
Spread over an area of 4,180.6 square meters (53,000 square feet), Cunard Centre hosts several events and functions and is very well-equipped with high-end audio visual equipment. A multi-purpose waterfront hall, this place can accommodate about 2,000 guests for banquets and approximately 4,000 people for concerts, events and charity functions. An ideal place to host special parties and other cultural shows, this center has gained commercial importance in the recent times.
Opened in 1999, Alderney Landing is a popular spot by the harbor for not only businessmen but also those looking for some form of entertainment. Pipped as a community cultural center, is a sought after convention center and entertainment space. Check out some live performances outdoors in their Events Plaza or witness top-notch acts by performers from all across the world at their theater. The Craig Gallery is a great place to catch a glimpse of local art or explore their markets such as the Farmers' Market and the Norman Newman Market for regional produce and craft-works.