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Strathspey Performing Arts Centre

Strathspey Performing Arts Centre

Strathspey Place is a 488 soft seat theatre, nestled in amongst the hills of Cape Breton in the scenic and picturesque village of Mabou, Nova Scotia approximately 45 minutes north of the Canso Causeway on Route 19. Strathspey Place and the High school, Dalbrae Academy combine to form the Allan J. MacEachen International Academic and Cultural Centre.

The emergence of Celtic music on the world stage has led to a focus on Inverness County, Cape Breton as a major repository of pure Scottish culture. Acadian and First Nations communities complement and enrich traditional Cape Breton Island music, dance, and folklore.

The need to preserve and promote this unique and diverse cultural heritage brought community groups together to envision a facility which would be appropriate for the performance, production, and training requirements of the region. The result is the beautiful facility of Strathspey Place, officially opened in December, 2000.

Mabou, along with numerous surrounding communities, has been home to world renowned talent and The Rankin Family of Mabou is certainly a shining example of such acclaim. In honour of one of the founding members of the band and the traditional music qualities he embodied, the stage at Strathspey Place is dedicated to the memory of John Morris Rankin who passed away January 16, 2000.

Primary Contact

Secondary Contact

Tracey MacNeil
Interim General Manager

Email: admin@strathspeyplace.com
Phone: (902) 945-5300

Jim MacLean
Board Chair

Email: admin@strathspeyplace.com
Phone: (902) 945-5300


P.O. Box 235
Mabou, NS B0E 1X0

Phone: (902) 945-5300
Fax: (902) 945-5301
Email: admin@strathspeyplace.com Website: www.strathspeyplace.com