The Facility

The deCoste Performing Arts Centre is located on the Pictou Waterfront, close to restaurants, accommodations, retail and other services.

The facility has a maximum capacity of 420 patrons. With fully-movable seating our space can be configured for many types of events of varying sizes. We regularly host performances, theatre productions, dance recitals, film screenings, awards banquets, weddings, conferences/meetings, craft and trade shows. The deCoste is available for rentals year-round. Please view our rental section for more information.

We are equipped with state-of-the-art audio, lighting and video production equipment, as well as talented and experienced staff. With 100+ events a year, we see and do it all. Our technical specifics are detailed here.

The deCoste has also hosted numerous live television and radio broadcasts—from local charity telethons to CBC Radio tapings.