Since its inaugural production in 2019, the Atlantic Repertory Company (ARC) has steadily grown. What began as a small pilot project with the goal of employing Atlantic Canadian theatre artists in Atlantic Canada has now developed into a fully realized professional company: ARC turns out a minimum of three productions every season while also providing ARC Academy professional development training to artists during the off-season.
As ARC continues to grow, so does its need for a space to operate out of. And that is where the Sydney Street Courthouse Theatre comes in. When the Courthouse Theatre is fully operational, it will become ARC’s new home base. It will provide office space for Resident Artists, more and larger rehearsal/production spaces, and the opportunity for in-person ARC Academy sessions taught by leading industry professionals.
The Courthouse Theatre will become a cultural hub for professional Atlantic Canadian artists, and it is our hope that this state-of-the-art, brand-new production facility will encourage Atlantic Canadian talent to stay in Atlantic Canada while also enticing national and international artists to make New Brunswick their new base of operations.