Located in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, we are proud to present a wide range of live music, dance, and theatre events. Be sure to check back regularly to stay updated on all the exciting plays and more that are coming up at Th’YARC Playhouse and Arts Centre! Please note that events are subject to change.

the good brothers
September 28th @ 7:30pm

Tickets $32, Members $30
*Member prices not available online, please call in or come to the box office for member rates*
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8 Juno Awards
40 European Tours
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees
North American Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees
Cavendish Beach Music Festival Main Stage 2017


The Good Brothers who won eight Juno awards for Best Country Group and headlined gigs at Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, The National Art Centre and performed countless shows at L.A.'s Universal Amphitheatre with (their mentor) Gordon Lightfoot have gained a worldwide audience over the course of their accomplished career. The Goods' were honoured by being the 2004 inductees into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame as well as two nominations for Country Group and Roots Artist of the year at the Canadian Country Music Awards. They have toured in Europe 40 times, where their loyal legion of fans embrace them time and time again.

The first show of their career (Bruce & Brian Good) was with James Aykroyd in the group was at Maple Leaf Gardens with Grand Funk Railroad. Then came the cross Canada tour on the outrageous Festival Express with such bands as The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Ian & Sylvia and The Band, to name a few. With a little help from friends The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane, they recorded their first album on Columbia records. Gigs at San Francisco's famed Fillmore West and L.A.'s Troubadour and in Northern California with The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service were monumental.

The Good Brothers self-titled debut album went double gold and in 2003 their album titled "One True Thing" was voted Canada's number one Independent Album of the Year and 2017 saw the release of the brand new album titled, “Wide Awake Dreamin.” Their music encompasses country, bluegrass, folk and the occasional selection from their rock and roll songbook.


Stompin' Tom
October 4th @ 7:30pm

Tickets $32.50, Members $30, Youth (14 & Under) $15.00
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The “Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom” concert can best be described as a personalized, behind-the-scenes portrait of Stompin' Tom Connors, that includes a multi-media presentation of audio, video and photos from the band's many years on the road with Tom. The show features a carefully crafted blend of Connors' greatest hits and some of the outrageous, yet true stories of Whiskey Jack’s experiences with Tom. The band also perform songs from the performers who inspired him and who he inspired. This is a show that will entertain fans of all musical genres, that guarantees everyone will leave the theatre with a smile on their face.

  • This show is licensed by Tom's family and Stompin' Tom Ltd. 
  • Celebrate Canada with the songs and stories of Stompin’ Tom
  • Whiskey Jack is one of Stompin’ Tom’s premiere touring bands, who performed multiple national tours with Tom.
  • Whiskey Jack have appeared on The Tommy Hunter Show and were featured each week in their own segment, The Ol' Back Porch.
  • They have appeared on many national TV shows including, the “Alan Thicke” television show and on countless radio stations.
  • Whiskey Jack has been a mainstay on the Canadian country music scene since 1977. 
  • Whiskey Jack joined Stompin’ Tom in the studio to record his album, Dr. Stompin' Tom … Eh! 
  • Whiskey Jack’s “Fiddler” Randy Morrison is a Five Time Canadian National Bluegrass Champion

Hotel california, The original Eagles Tribute show!
October 8th at 7:30pm

Tickets $49.50  
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When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans. It's been a journey they could never have imagined back in 1986, but their dedication, unique musical gifts, and an obsessive commitment to doing this legendary music true justice in performance, set them apart from the many Eagles bands that came after them. From Japan to Dubai, Toronto to Texas, Hotel California has boldly taken the tribute band where none has gone before them.

The experience of a Hotel California show isn't just about the band - it's about celebrating the music and the memories, and the band gets the audiences involved and on their feet! Close your eyes and you're right back there...

Take My Wife, please 

the fall farce 
October 17th, 18th, 19th, 24th, 25th & 26th, 2019

Tickets $17.00 each, $16.00 for member 
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Stephen’s a womanizer and married to the ever faithful Susan. Thomas is recently divorced and is Stephen’s hapless and harried long-time best friend.  Stephen’s business is finally taking off and he has a young, tantalizing girlfriend named Debbie, and life is great but for one thing - being married to  the annoyingly faithful Susan.  A real thorn in his side.  He wants to get rid of her, but how?

He hatches an idea to solve all his problems-he only needs to persuade Thomas to seduce his wife, on video, as grounds for divorce. 

Will he do it? Or rather, her ?

Directed by Judy Snow, and featuring

Raymond Tabb, Shari Surette, Tim Schrader, Tanya Wallace



derek edwards - so here's the thing

October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

ALL SEATS $48.00 
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"So Here's the Thing ..."  - A breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny!

Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life's troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket,

with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards  has left little to chance in this polished comedic adventure.

They say, "Brevity is the soul of wit." And like in a Hollywood movie when the fleeing hero has to jump off a cliff into a waterfall,

and the bad guys say, "Nobody could have survived THAT," then they cut back to a single hand reaching out of the rushing water,

finding purchase on a floating log. Derek is like that Sodden Log!

An island of stability amidst the frenzy.

An oft saturated and not entirely stable respite from life's turmoil.

From Vegas to St. John's, this Just For Laughs veteran is

universally considered to be among the comic elite.

Certainly, his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he's a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic - Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. As Rick Mercer says,

"Everyone knows Derek is the funniest man in Canada."

Clearly the critics agree: "5 STARS - the funniest man on earth" - Winnipeg Free Press; "4 STARS - the crowd howled" –

Victoria Times Colonist; "still the funniest man in Canada" - Toronto Sun;

"Edwards reigns as the King of Canadian comedy" –

Charlottetown Guardian; "Derek Edwards is hysterical" - Calgary Sun;

"Edwards takes stand-up to next stage" –

Georgia Straight; "the epitome of timing & storytelling" –

Halifax Chronicle Herald; "the comedian's comedian" - London Free Press.

"So Here's the Thing ..." - Derek Edwards' new 90-minute

stand-up comedy show, ...a richly textured

and enthralling 'cut above,' delivered with pace and

authority by the consummate Canadian Comedian.

Derek In Action


For more info & comedy clips, visit www.shantero.com


Momentary Lapse, A pink floyd tribute

November 2nd @ 7:30pm

TICKETS $35.00 
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a nice family christmas

November 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30th @ 7:30pm

TICKETS $17.00       MEMBERS $16.00
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It's Christmas Eve and a young newspaper reporter on the brink of being fired has been assigned a last-chance story about a typical family Christmas - his family's Christmas.

He goes home to his recently widowed mother, his crazy uncle, his eccentric grandmother, his battling siblings and their neurotic spouses, who provide no shortage of material.  One by one, we learn each family member's secrets, problems and dysfunctions, and when they all learn that he's writing an article with some very personal family information, the fruitcake his the fan!

The question is, will the magic of Christmas bring this family back together?


Recommended for audiences ages 14+



world champion Thane Dunn's 

'68 comeback christmas tour

December 21st, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Plus Service Fees


     For the first time the 2-time World Champion is recreating Elvis Presley's now historic 68 Comeback Special which was aired 50 years ago on NBC. It was originally going to be a Christmas special so we have combined all your favorite songs from the program including Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel ,If I Can Dream and more and combined them with Elvis Christmas favorites Blue Christmas, Silent Night to Elvis Gospel Greats Where No One Stands Alone and many more.

   In the second half of the show we will showcase for the first time Thane's incredible ability to perform Country Classics that will blow your mind. From Charlie Rich, Hank Williams to Jim Reeves. All the while sharing the stage with the amazing Melly Dunn, her amazing three and a half Octave voice will give you shivers and add a new dimension to your favorite Christmas Classics that you will love. Her Patsy Cline songs will amaze you and for the first time these two incredible talents will be performing duets together doing Elvis and Country Christmas classics the whole family will flip over.


For the first time all tickets include a VIP meet and greet with photo options.


Love Elvis, Great Music and having fun....then have we got the show for you and the entire family.

Start the Christmas Season off with a bang.

For more information on the tour go to www.thanedunn.ca


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(available soon)