Magnetic Encounters

Magnetic North Theatre Festival invites you to take part in Magnetic Encounters. Encounters are exciting, typically FREE activities and events during the festival designed to bring audiences and artists together to discuss the work, create art, and most importantly, have some fun!


Fun times at our Magnetic Encounters in Halifax, NS. Image Credit: Michelle Doucette Photography

Our signature Magnetic Encounter events are designed to get you up close and personal with the artists featured at the festival. Some of our past favourites include a roller skating party, Q & A sessions, a cooking demonstration, a poker night with the cast and crew, community art projects, backstage tours, and many more.



Talkbacks at Magnetic North

Talkbacks happen immediately following a performance presented during the festival and are free with the cost of your ticket. These interactions create a wonderful opportunity for you to meet the artists, ask questions to better understand the work, and learn about the the arts in Canada and around the world.


In Conversation

Feature Sessions

Magnetic North’s Industry Series is a gathering of some of the best minds and most innovative leaders from across the globe. In Conversations put participants to the test, promoting innovative thinking and critical discourse on some of the pressing topics in art and theatre today. These conversations do not cost anything and are open to the public!


Festival Bar

Everyone loves hanging out at the festival barOur Festival Bar is a crowd favourite, open to artists and audience members of legal age alike during the festival. Join us after the show at the festival bar located close to the venues. The drinks are tasty and company is great, and you never know who you will run into!