Vision Statement:

The Grace is the place.

A beacon of culture, creativity, and community on the North Shore.

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Located in Creamery Square, at the meeting of the French and Waugh Rivers, the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre is a performance venue in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Home of live entertainment, visual art, and community events, the Grace features a 170-seat auditorium and Ice House Gallery. We feature year-round performances by local and internationally-acclaimed musicians, artists, and thespians.


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Where the waters meet.


Creamery Square is an historic waterfront development site in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia. Located along the Northumberland Shore's scenic Sunrise Trail, Creamery Square boasts a unique combination of exciting and interactive visitor activities including the Tatamagouche Farmers' Market, the Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre, the Tatamagouche Boat Shop, and the Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre.


More than just a stage.


The Grace is more than just a stage – it is the place of local and regional concerts, theatre, trade shows, conferences, weddings, banquets, workshops, drama, visual arts, festivals, rentals, and special events. Creamery Square is heritage, culture, entertainment, and community.
All that's missing is you!



Main Auditorium

170 seat theatre

The Grace Jollymore Joyce Arts Centre is the place for local and regional concerts, theatre, trade shows, weddings, workshops, rentals, and special events. The tiered theatre features flexible seating, state-of-the-art LED stage lighting, and ramps for easy access.

The Grace can provide a variety of seating options depending on the event. Consider the following:

Straight seating Curved seating

Dinner Theatre Banquet/Wedding

Ice House Gallery

art exhibition space

The Ice House Gallery is the main entrance to the Grace and an exhibition space for visual art. Repurposed and moved from another location in Creamery Square, the building historically functioned to chill the cream to make Tatamagouche Butter.


Senator's Stage

outdoor stage

Adjacent to the Grace, the Senator's Stage is an outdoor exhibition space that allows for broader performance opportunities during the summer months. In addition to the stage, grassed picnic areas can accommodate more casual buskers, performers, and family events. 

Bar Service

drink & snack canteen

We serve local favourites from the Tatamagouche Brewing Company and Jost Vineyards, as well as a full range of non-alcoholic beverages, during our events. The bar is open prior to all events and at intermission to quench your thirst and satisfy your tastebuds.