The HAT Presents The Happy Prince August 24th to 28th [VIDEO]


Highland Arts Theatre

~ presents ~

The Happy Prince

August 24th - 28th

Tickets: FREE

(Thanks to Radical Access)



Book, Music, & Lyrics by Leslie Arden

Based on the story by Oscar Wilde

Directed by Ron Jenkins

Music Direction by Chris Mounteer

This award-winning Canadian musical conjures a world of magic and whimsy, sailors and gypsies, swallows and golden statues. Based on the beloved story by Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest) and directed by Ron Jenkins (Spelling Bee, Next to Normal).

Dedicated to the Memory of Cathy Elliot.

Chalmers Canadian Play Award Winner

"Leslie Arden is the best hope among Canadian writers of musicals." -National Post



August 24 to 28, 2022

Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30PM

Sunday at 3:30PM and 7:30PM


Watch the TRAILER below

~ An Experiment in Radical Access ~

In the light of this unprecedented time, we are trying something Radical: We have become the first Professional, Community-Funded Theatre in Canada. Thanks to ongoing monthly donations from people across Cape Breton and - indeed - North America, we have committed to offering all 12 Mainstage plays and musicals free of charge for a year. If we can maintain or grow this model, we would love nothing more than to continue this model forever. But in order to do that, we need your help.

We aren't going to charge you a cent for this ticket, but if you haven't done so already, we highly encourage you to go to our website and make a pledge for ongoing monthly donations (you can also do a one-time donation if you prefer).

You'll receive:

1) A tax-deductible charitable receipt 2) Advance access to book for future Mainstage Productions 3) The knowledge that you are supporting a professional arts organization in downtown Sydney and helping create free access for everyone in the community.

For more information or to make your pledge, check out: http://www.highlandartstheatre.com/ray2

If you book your tickets and then do not need them, please let us know no less than 6 hours before showtime by e-mailing us at: [email protected]

COVID-19 Protocols:

Please note: Protocols may be updated to reflect current NS protocols

We are very grateful to have had such low cases of COVID-19 in Cape Breton, however, it is essential that we do not become overly relaxed or complacent. We will be complying with all provincial and federal recommendations and guidelines. Please be advised that protocols could change at any time pending provincial order or increased risk.

Hand sanitizer will be required upon entry. Masks will be not be mandatory upon entrance and throughout performance, however they will continue to be strongly encouraged. All facilities will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between performances.

We are committed to keeping our audience, staff, and artists safe and secure. If you have any feedback or concerns, please feel free to contact us at: [email protected]

Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!

Highland Arts Theatre

40 Bentinck Street, Sydney, NS B1P 1G2


[email protected]

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