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


If you have a promotional code (such as a presale code), go to BUY TICKETS and enter the code in the "Promotional Code" box. Once you have entered the code and clicked “Go”, scroll to the date of your chosen show.

Shows on presale will not show up in the BUY TICKETS events listing unless a valid presale code has been entered. 


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

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

A mailing fee of $2.00 per order will be applied to tickets mailed to patrons. To avoid this fee, tickets can be printed at home or held at the box office (“will call”).

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.

For information on what to expect upon arrival at the venue, please visit our Venue Information page

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.