It seems like just yesterday that the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo returned to all its glory this past summer following its two-year absence due to the pandemic. But there is no rest for organizers as they look towards its 2023 edition, as tickets go on sale today.
The oceans theme will celebrate, commemorate and recognize the profound effect our oceans have on our lives past, present and future; locally and globally. – Scott Long
Honouring Nova Scotia’s deep connection to the sea and how a strong maritime history defines our province’s stories and traditions, the 2023 Tattoo has taken the theme of Oceans, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Naval Reserve, the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Hector ship which brought the first Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia, and more.
“Nova Scotia’s diverse cultures are shaped by the sea,” says the Tattoo managing director and executive producer Scott Long. “In fact, no community in the province is more than 60 kilometres from saltwater. The oceans theme will celebrate, commemorate and recognize the profound effect our oceans have on our lives past, present and future; locally and globally.”
The Tattoo will return with its popular Kids are Free program, which allows for one free child ticket with the purchase of any adult or senior ticket to match.
“Youth engagement continues to be a priority for the show,” says Long. “* In 2022 the percentage of total audience 18 years of age and under was an extraordinary 25 per cent, proving the Tattoo is high quality and accessible entertainment for all ages.”
Touted as the world’s largest annual indoor show, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo returns June 30 through July 3, 2023, at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax.
Tickets are available exclusively through Ticket Atlantic online. Find out more on the Tattoo’s website at nstattoo.ca.