Theatre Baddeck
Theatre Baddeck
5
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Founded in 2015, Theatre Baddeck is a professional theatre company that provides perfect summer theatre for both visitors and residents of Baddeck and Cape Breton Island!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

See what travellers are saying
  • Sharon
    Cape Breton Island, Canada3 contributions
    Little-known gem on the Cabot Trail
    Don't miss Theatre Baddeck during your Cabot Trail visit! Theatre Baddeck's plays offer a unique window on Cape Breton's history and culture, rounding out your visit focused on Cabot Trail scenery, music, and handcrafts. Plus the acting and set design are first-rate, on par with that found in Canada's major cities, for a fraction of the cost and seating that allows you to it all up close. Prebook your tickets and head on over for the show after dinner at one of Baddeck's fine restaurants. You'll be glad you did!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 19, 2023
  • PRicher2023
    Terrebonne, Canada1 contribution
    Seafood and a good show
    I really enjoyed Theatre Baddeck. The staff was friendly and the theater itself is quite charming. If you are looking for a place to eat before the play, I recommend Baddeck Lobster Supper nearby for the freshest and tastiest seafood. They only accept reservations for groups of 6 or more, so I would recommend to get there 2h ahead of your show start.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 17, 2023
  • KentMacDougall
    Little Harbour, Canada1 contribution
    Half-Cracked: the Legend of Sissy Mary Theatre Baddeck
    Very entertaining show. Mary Colin Chisholm portrayed Mary in a very authentic way. The rest of the cast were great as well. We've been to several Theatre Baddeck productions, and have yet to be disappointed. I highly recommend going!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 17, 2023
  • FarmGirlGourmet
    Nova Scotia, Canada3 contributions
    Professional theatre in an intimate setting
    This was our first time experiencing Theatre Baddeck and it was wonderful! As a group of four, we all very much enjoyed the show Half-Cracked. I would recommend going at least 30-45 minutes before show time to get a seat either in the front row or higher up in the tiered seating. We were in the second row and visibility wasn't as good as it would have been from another section. All in all, a really great experience though! Professional, engaging, and entertaining! We will return!
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 17, 2023
  • soberdj55
    1 contribution
    another world
    life is busy and taking an evening to enjoy a play feels like a small bubble where one can withdraw from busy life or trip. the sound was very well managed and I did not miss a word even though it was not my first language. great props and art. great performance by the actors.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Debbie J
    Ottawa, Canada7 contributions
    Excellent show
    In a small masonic hall the theatre company put on an amazing performance, we saw the Hydrofoil Mystery on their opening night. Don't judge this theatre company by their theatre or small budget for back drop and props. Their limited budget does not stop these folks from being a "professional" company of actors. The casting was excellent, Alexzander Graham Bell especially. Most actors had numerous roles and swiftly changed their characters with ease and without confusing the audience. The movement of large/small props was actually choreographed and performed by the actors, such an interesting element. The use of lighting and choreography during the scene where the hydrofoil sank, was brilliant. I don't Try to go to the Graham Bell museum in Baddeck before seeing this particular show, think it runs until mid September. If I lived closer I would definity go to see their other performances.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written September 6, 2023
  • gabby b
    Darwin, Australia276 contributions
    Great production of a very good play
    I saw the Hydrofoil Mystery on the last day- it was great. Great story, amazing acting and a fabulous set. It’s a cute little hall ( old church perhaps? )It was really easy to deal with them for tickets and they were very accomodating when my travel plans made me miss the performance I had tickets do .
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written September 25, 2023
  • brendaleblanc1964
    1 contribution
    Totally impressed
    We have been going to every show since a few years. We buy season tickets. The staff is really friendly, actors are professional and amazing, venue is comfortable, and the whole experience is a must for everyone to enjoy. We are never disappointed.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 28, 2023
  • Patrick M
    Comox Valley, Canada5 contributions
    Such a beautiful intimate space and amazing talent
    We caught the show "The Hydrofoil Mysteries." The space was incredible and the acting superb. Such a lovely community in Baddeck and it is supported by a vibrant Arts Scene. Kudos and many opening curtains to this beautiful little theatre.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 28, 2023
  • navyav8r
    Orlando, Florida21 contributions
    Great acting, great show!
    The show had an engaging plot and the acting was top-notch. We really enjoyed the show’s tie-in to Alexander Graham Bell even though it was a fictional story, especially after visiting his museum earlier in our visit. It’s a small theater, so every seat is great! Highly recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Written September 30, 2023
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
216 reviews
Excellent
172
Very good
37
Average
5
Poor
1
Terrible
1

keisergail2
3 contributions
Aug. 2023
We attended a play in July and one in August and enjoyed and appreciated both. The actors were very skilled and versatile in their acting abilities. We enjoyed the sets and the clever way that the space was used. The props were also brilliantly used in both productions. we will definitely be back next year.
Written October 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kimberlee166
5 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
The theater was small, but felt very intimate. We saw The Hydrofoil Mystery, a play written by one of the actors. The story involved Alexander Graham Bell. The acting was outstanding and the play engaging. We highly recommend seeing a show at the Theatre Baddeck!
Written October 15, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Beth Newbold
Vinalhaven, ME10 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family
Absolutely wonderful. The acting was terrific. The show we saw was about Alexander Bell and his hydrofoil. Apparently all based on fact. A must if you are in the area. In fact - we would go to any show they produced.
Written October 13, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

navyav8r
Orlando, FL21 contributions
Sep. 2023
The show had an engaging plot and the acting was top-notch. We really enjoyed the show’s tie-in to Alexander Graham Bell even though it was a fictional story, especially after visiting his museum earlier in our visit. It’s a small theater, so every seat is great! Highly recommended.
Written September 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

thewalkers147216
Sydney, Canada1 contribution
Jul. 2023
Thoroughly enjoyed both plays
We were both impressed with the portrayal of the characters and amazed at the delivery of the lines
No player missed a beat
We have told all of our friends to treat themselves next season and get tickets for any performance
Written September 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

palanbrown
2 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed it, made great use of a small stage and really well put together. We would certainly recommend it to anyone who is in the area visiting.
Written September 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

patmullins
Brandon, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2023
I was part of a bus tour that was impacted by Hurricane Leo and I wanted to fill my unscheduled day. I so enjoyed this play. Some humour, educational and heartwarming. Very professionally staged. 1st class acting.Made my Baddeck stay memorable.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

annegosse
Halifax, Canada1 contribution
Sep. 2023
Production (Hydrofoil) was beyond my expectations in every sense- acting, set design, costumes, writing and energy. Front line staff very acommodating. Look forward to next season.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Patrick M
Comox Valley, Canada5 contributions
Sep. 2023
We caught the show "The Hydrofoil Mysteries." The space was incredible and the acting superb. Such a lovely community in Baddeck and it is supported by a vibrant Arts Scene. Kudos and many opening curtains to this beautiful little theatre.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

heidimsnyc
New York City, NY1 contribution
Aug. 2023
Evidence that solid theatre and acting can be found anywhere. Hydrofoil was a very entertaining production. A great use of our evening.
Written September 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 215
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

THEATRE BADDECK - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Theatre Baddeck

Theatre Baddeck is open:
  • Sun - Sun 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Tue - Sat 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Thu - Thu 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.