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Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

1800 Argyle St | Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N8, Canada
+1 902-451-1221
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Great Experience

We hadn't even heard about the Tattoo before we got to Halifax, but had so many people recommend it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burnaby, Canada

We went to the Tattoo this year and it was amazing! Great experience. Never a dull moment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a week-long event held every year in one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces.Take part in educational workshops, exciting festival events and of course, our daily two-and-a-half hour show jam-packed with world-class entertainment, sure to delight the whole family.This show is fast-paced – every scene only lasts about 3-6 minutes, so there is always something new to see and experience.Looking for a taste of true Nova Scotia? There’s bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie and military traditions.Hoping for something more modern? The Tattoo also features innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines and cutting-edge videos.Don't miss the world’s largest annual indoor show. Only in Nova Scotia.
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1800 Argyle St | Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3N8, Canada
+1 902-451-1221
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't even heard about the Tattoo before we got to Halifax, but had so many people recommend it to us that we decided to go. We were so glad we did! They made it special for Canada's 150th anniversary, and it really was an...More

Thank Caribby96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Tattoo this year and it was amazing! Great experience. Never a dull moment. Definitely recommend it for all ages.

Thank BrdAdjDan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't know that I would plan a vacation around it, but we were thrilled that it happened to be occurring while we were going to be there! A phenomenal array of talent, well organized, smooth transitions, excellently integrated visual technology. Absolutely recommend.

Thank Irishlazz
Reviewed 13 July 2017

I travelled from Perth , Australia, to attend the Royal Nova Scotia tattoo. My son was peforming in the mass pipe band section. His school, Scotch College, sent 30 boys to Halifax to perform. I went to see the tattoo 4 times and each time...More

Thank MegWesternAustralia
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We really wanted to be at the 150th Anniversary of Canada Tattoo. It did not disappoint. We booked our tickets early and had excellent aisle seats about half way up on the side. A perfect view of all the acts. We were particularly impressed with...More

Thank Sophie608
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Incredible show even better than past excellent shows. Canadas 150 was fun. This year The Imps from the UK were hysterical 😭,loved them. A highlight is meeting some of the performers around Halifax and saying hi

Thank Ellie K
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We traveled from South Florida to See this 2000 performer pageantry and were not disappointed. Seating was exceptional, the crowd was appreciative and the performers, non stop with music, comedy, acrobatics and historivpcal presentations. As Americans, we feel the history of Canada is important to...More

Thank MJP33449
Reviewed 10 July 2017

First rate entertainment! We were only expecting military and pipe bands but were entertained with so much more. There was a group of kids on motorcycles from the UK, an aerial artist, first rate singers, and an amazing German group playing music on garbage cans....More

Thank travelgolly
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have a family friend who was actually involved with the 2017 Royal Nova Scotia Int'l Tattoo. We were fortunate enough to be in town while the show was on and got to go see the performances. Absolutely fantastic! Very well coordinated, great variety of...More

Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

If you do nothing else in Nova Scotia, you must see the Tattoo. It is a brilliant collection of choreographed acts that will cause jaw dropping excitement. Aside from the traditional marching pipe and drum bands, we were entertained by European acrobats and troupes that...More

Thank Ted S
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Questions & Answers
25 June 2017|
Response from Atlantic_Sparrow |
The show will be from June 26 to July 2, 2018 (see their Facebook page for announcement).
Tracy S
2 June 2017|
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Response from RoyalNSTattoo | Property representative |
Hi Tracy, That shouldn't be an issue, you'll have a great view from a skybox! Thanks, Jess
7 May 2017|
Response from RoyalNSTattoo | Property representative |
Hi there! You can purchase tickets online via Ticket Atlantic. TripAdvisor won't let me attach a link but if you go to Ticket Atlantic's website, you'll be able to find the Tattoo's site and purchase there. You can also... More