The Al Whittle Theatre is a soft-seat venue in Wolfville, Nova Scotia (Canada), which is owned and operated by the volunteer-run Acadia Cinema Cooperative. Since the fall of 2004, when it officially opened its doors, the Al Whittle Theatre has hosted a large array of events including:


  • music concerts
  • dance performances
  • live theatre
  • film screenings
  • fundraisers
  • meetings
  • literary readings
  • rehearsals
  • and more

To join the cooperative and make a contribution to this exciting project, visit the Acadia Cinema Coop website.

To find out what’s happening at the Al Whittle Theatre this month, visit our Calendar of Events.


Studio-Z is a 22′ x 40′ multi-purpose room above the theatre lobby. The venue features a bank of 35 cushioned theatre seats, a digital projector and screen, a PA system, and a smooth wooden floor. This flexible space, which opened its doors in 2010, has a capacity of 60 persons and can be used for:

  • film screenings
  • music performances
  • rehearsals
  • workshops
  • meetings
  • classes
  • dressing rooms for the Al Whittle Theatre
  • plus much more

“The Al Whittle Theatre is a gem – good sight lines, a generous stage floor, and a feeling of something special going on.”

– Stephen Pedersen, The Chronicle-Herald