Thanks for your support for the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Series!
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Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre

mipac-house-1In 2003, Mermaid purchased the vacant Imperial Theatre at 106 Gerrish Street, right next door to the facility we had occupied since 1987.  Over the next several years, the stage was enlarged, the lobby was refurbished, and an improved backstage area was added on. The most recent improvements, a new lighting catwalk and backstage storage area were added in 2013. The renewed Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre began offering an annual Entertainment Series starting in 2007. Since then, MIPAC has played host to a number of distinguished artists from across Canada.  Celebrated artists like Bruce Cockburn, George Canyon, Matt Andersen, Joe Sealy, Joel Plaskett, and Jill Barber have all performed on our stage.  With Windsor once again in the province-wide circuit of venues, we can again offer world-class entertainment for kids and adults here in our hometown.

IMG_0925The theatre is used for many purposes, including rehearsals for Mermaid’s own flagship productions; it is rented by a variety of community groups for events both public and private; it has been used for movie location filming; and Mermaid has begun using the theatre for school-time matinee performances for the benefit of area students and preschoolers, bringing world-class theatre to children from all around the Annapolis Valley.

Useful MIPAC Links
2015-2016 Performing Arts Series Lineup
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MIPAC History 
Theatre rental information 


There is ample free parking close to the theatre.

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Off the 101 highway, MIPAC can be reached from Exit 6. Then turn left on Gerrish Street just past the Spitfire Arms Pub. We are at 106 Gerrish Street.  Windsor is home to some excellent dining options, both family friendly and upscale casual. Please follow the links below to find local dining, accommodation options and other area attractions.

Bringing children?
Children under two (2) years are permitted to attend performances specifically for young audiences and may attend at no cost if they are to be seated in the lap of another patron and do not require their own seat.  Children aged 2 and over require a ticket and seating assignment, even if they will not be using their seat (sitting on the lap of another patron).

Restaurants within walking distance

Bella Roma Pizza & Subs 224 Gerrish St. 902.798.4015
Cocoa Pesto Bistro 494 King St. 902.472.3300
Lucky Italiano’s 23 Water St. 902.798.5999
Lisa’s Cafe  30 Water St. 902.792.1986
T.A.N. Coffee House 40 Water St. 902.792.1518
Fry Daddy’s 109 Gerrish St. 902.798.3200
Spitfire Arms Ale House 29 Water St. 902.792.1460
Tim Horton’s 17 Water St.
7 Cole Dr.
Tommy Gun’s Lounge 143 Gerrish St. 902.798.0124
Windsor Wharf 200 Water St. 902.798.2800

A full list of restaurants can be found on the town website.


Super 8 Windsor 63 Cole Dr. 902.792.8888
Clockmakers Inn 1399 King St. 902.792.2573
Meander In B&B 153 Albert St. 902.798.2514
Avon River Motel 2111 Hwy. 1, Falmouth 902.472.6995
Phoenix Hollow B&B 65 Chestnut St. 866.900.6910


A note about ticket prices:
All published ticket prices include HST, a Ticketpro service fee, and a MIPAC Capital Improvement Fee to fund improvements to our theatre.

2015-2016 Season Sponsors:

  • Amy Hunter
  • Bella Roma Pizza
  • Department of Canadian Heritage
  • Clockmakers Inn
  • Daniels Flower Shop
  • Let’s Eat! Personal Chef Services
  • Michael J’s Audio & Lighting Productions
  • Moe’s Place Music Sales
  • Music Nova Scotia
  • New Valley Homes
  • Oulton Fuels Ltd.
  • Schoolhouse Brewery
  • Super 8 Windsor
  • Ticketpro.ca
  • Town of Windsor
  • West Hants Recreation
  • Windsor Home Hardware

Thanks to all our sponsors for their generous support!