Enriching performances of music, dance, and folklore, Strathspey
Place is a 491-soft-seat theatre with state of the art sound and
lighting, located on the Ceilidh Trail nestled among the rolling hills
of Cape Breton Island.
This area was settled some 300 years ago by
emigrants from Scotland who brought their music, their dance, and their
ancient language, known locally as “The Gaelic”, to the region. The
descendants of these original Highland settlers have kept the culture
alive and still speak the authentic Scottish Gaelic of their ancestors.
year there are approximately 40 events held at the theatre that is
housed in the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic and Cultural
Centre, along with Dalbrae Academy. Performances at the theatre are
quite diverse, with a stronger demand for Atlantic Canadian music as
well as local talent. Special shows can be provided with a local flavour
for large groups, with advance notice.
Home of The Rankin Family; Strathspey Place presents live music concerts, live theatre and many more events throughout the year!