Current Productions



HTYP is very excited to announce its latest production: Brundibar, coming to the Sir James Dunn theatre May 16-19th.

Brundibár is an opera written for children and performed at the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp. No more than forty minutes long, it was composed in 1938 by Hans Krása, with lyrics by Adolf Hoffmeister and received its premiere in German-occupied Prague at the Jewish Orphanage before the mass transports of Jews to Theresienstadt began in 1942. 

Directed by Halifax Theatre for Young People’s Artistic Director Tessa Mendel, with musical direction by Eszter Horvath, the production will feature professional musicians, including Scott MacMillan and members of Symphony Nova Scotia, children from the local community and professional set and lighting designers. The production, along with an educational component, guest speakers and a photography exhibit will take place at Sir James Dunn Theatre in May, 2019 with performances for both schools and the public.

If you or someone you know wants to get involved with Brundibár, let us know! We have a few roles left to fill, and the chorus is open to any school-age child or youth who is interested!
Rehearsals will be Tuesdays from 4-7pm beginning February 12th, and three Saturdays (Mar. 9th, Apr. 6th, & May 4th).
Contact us at if you want to be involved!


Art Attakkk

Touring April 1st – 12th, 2019 

Now touring: three short plays by Nova Scotian playwrights inspired by original Nova Scotian art!  Art Attakkk is a “vibrant and fascinating mix of art and theatre”. This funny and endearing show includes a hip hop musical, the story of an unexpected friendship and a eulogy for a cat! Art Attakkk hits kids where they live and demonstrates that art and creativity can help us understand, accept, and express our emotions and connect with others.

See our schools page for more information, and how to bring Art Attakkk to your school!



redfishRed Fish

A Comedy About Depression

Liz and Ethan are navigating the pitfalls of being a teenager in 2016, while dealing with their own depression and anxiety. Along the way they meet the Superhero Redfish who claims he’s here to help them… but what happens when our innermost voice becomes our worst enemy?


Red Fish has just concluded its November 2018 tour, but will be back soon! See our schools page for more information, or to find out how to bring Red Fish to your school next time!