News release

Government Invests in Mulgrave Road Theatre

The government is investing $400,000 toward expanding the home of Mulgrave Road Theatre in Guysborough.

“With its beginnings more than 40 years ago as a touring theatre company, Mulgrave Road Theatre has had a long and successful record of producing new Canadian content and reaching audiences across the country,” said Greg Morrow, Minister of Agriculture and MLA for Guysborough-Tracadie, on behalf of Pat Dunn, Minister of Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage. “The theatre plays a critical role in Nova Scotia’s rich culture and heritage and contributes to diverse economic growth in our province.”

The expanded RoadHouse Creative Centre will accommodate a 232-square-metre (2,500-square-foot) multi-use performance space, and technical, administrative and community use spaces of about 511 square metres (5,500 square feet).

The facility will be designed to be net-zero, incorporating accessibility features, passive solar gain and solar heating, the latest LED lighting technology and energy efficient heating and cooling systems. In addition to the environmental benefits, the facility will contribute to the social betterment of the region.


Mulgrave Road Theatre is so grateful to the Government of Nova Scotia for this funding as we plan for a major renovation of our facility. It will help us leverage significant support from other sources as we move forward with the RoadHouse expansion. Emmy Alcorn, Artistic Director, Mulgrave Road Theatre

Quick Facts:

  • Mulgrave Road Theatre was established in 1976
  • the theatre has produced over 75 new Canadian works
  • a volunteer board of directors provides expertise in business management, finance and community development