Dalhousie Arts Centre

6101 University Avenue

The Dalhousie Arts Centre is the premier performing arts venue in the Halifax area. It is home to Dalhousie's Music and Theatre departments and the Dalhousie Art Gallery. The Centre features the Rebecca Cohn Memorial Auditorium with a capacity of 1040, the smaller Sir James Dunn Theatre, which holds 198, as well as three smaller studio theatres. There are more than 20 practice rooms, a script library, and construction and plastics workshops for students building sets. Upcoming events.


Wireless Yes
Study Space No
Lounge Area No
Computer Access Basement (Music Department)
Food Services
Accessibility entrance with ramp, mostly accessible, washroom

Box Office Hours



The Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office will be officially closed to the public as of 6pm on March 18, 2020 until further notice. You can purchase tickets on-line anytime under the "BUY TICKETS" tab. 

If you have tickets to a non-Symphony NS show that has been cancelled or cannot attend a show that has been rescheduled and require a refund, please email cohntix@dal.ca or call 902-494-6406 to leave a message. A skeleton crew will continue to work remotely, and will get back to you about your refund, but it may take some time.

If you have tickets to a Symphony NS show that has been cancelled, please email info@symphonyns.ca or call 902-421-1300 to leave a message. Again, Symphony NS staff are working remotely and may take quite some time to respond, but they will do so.

Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you sometime in the future.



The Box Office is generally open two hours prior to  performances for "Will Call" ticket pickup.

Handling fees apply to all tickets purchased online. Ticket prices and handling fees include all applicable taxes.

We do not issue refunds on tickets purchased, unless a performance is cancelled. Please check your tickets carefully at the time of purchase to ensure they are for the correct performance date and time.

Buy your tickets online

Use our fast, convenient online ticket system to make sure you don't miss any of the exciting events taking place at the Dalhousie Arts Centre.