The Ship's Company Theatre
is a professional theatre company based in Parrsboro
, Nova Scotia
Founded in 1984 by Michael Fuller and Mary Vingoe, the Ship's Company Theatre is an acclaimed and innovative professional company that features productions of Canadian works, with an emphasis on new works from Maritime writers. It often commissions its own productions, and a number have been remounted in other theatres across Canada.
The theatre is open from July to September on Tuesdays and Sundays. The box office is located at 38 Main Street, Parrsoro, Nova Scotia.
The name "Ship's Company" is in reference to the theatre's first (and continuing) home in Parrsboro onboard the MV Kipawo
, one of Canada's longest-running ferries
, which is now permanently beached on the western shore of Parrsboro Harbour. The theatre company made use of the ship after a museum proposal fell through in the mid-1980s. A 2004 expansion of the theatre's facilities saw a large performance hall built with the MV Kipawo
being fully enclosed in the outdoor lobby.