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The Roadhouse

Digging our roots deeper

The concept of developing new infrastructure in Guysborough has been evolving for Mulgrave Road Theatre for more than two decades. In 2015, MRT embarked on a multi-year strategic plan that refocused the organization’s vision, mission, mandate and values on creating a stronger local presence for the company while strengthening the company’s reputation as a nationally recognized new play development centre.

New infrastructure for the company was identified within the plan as a key priority.

Following years of consulting, advocacy and effort we now own a site, and have completed a business plan, a functional-use study and a digital strategy that support the creation and operation of The Roadhouse.

This facility will house a state-of the art black box theatre, administrative and technical offices, and multi-use spaces for creation, artist and audience needs. Space is also being considered within the facility for supporting local social enterprises.

We acknowledge the generous support of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Department of Canadian Heritage and The Canada Council for the Arts.