Open Rehearsals

Symphony Nova Scotia’s School Open Rehearsals are a chance for school-age children to experience the symphony onstage in the concert hall at a very reduced price.

An emcee or the guest artist will guide your students’ experience and provide information about the rehearsal process. Please note that all of these events are working rehearsals, and are not intended to replace a live concert experience.

This is an opportunity to watch and listen to the symphony in action as the musicians get ready for a concert. Your students will attend a dress rehearsal, so the music will be getting the final polishing for public audiences but the players won’t be formally dressed.  

All School Open Rehearsals take place at the Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue, Halifax. The start time is always 10:30 am on the morning of the day of the regular concert.

Symphony Nova Scotia is developing Teacher Guides for performances.


2023/24 Open Rehearsals

Our Open Rehearsals have concluded for the 2023/24 season. Please check back to this page or sign up for our e-news to learn when new dates for 2024/25 will be announced.


For more information about booking school tickets for our open rehearsals, please contact D’Arcy Gray at [email protected] or 902.403.7197. Tickets are available for children in grade primary and up. Please let us know of any accessibility needs at the time of booking.

For more information about booking homeschool tickets for our open rehearsals, please contact our Guest Services team at [email protected] or 902.421.1300. Tickets are available for children in grade primary and up. Please let us know of any accessibility needs at the time of booking.


Talk to us!

Do you have questions or comments about our education programs? We'd love to hear from you.

Please contact: D'Arcy Gray
Community Engagement Manager, Symphony Nova Scotia
902.403.7197
[email protected]

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