Nakai Theatre

Remarkable theatre for the Yukon.

from Artistic Director Jacob Zimmer

“This  season shows off a range of theatre that inspires, delights, and brings people together. We're presenting thrilling work from across the country and right here at home, developing new voices and supporting local talent.

I’m honoured and excited to be in Whitehorse and to help make theatre happen. 

I look forward to meeting folks – listening, learning, and creating good nights out together. (really, please say hi, I'm new.)”

Want to improve your stage presence
and get into your body? 

Free Weekend Workshops with Jacob

September 30 + October 1

Being present, making strong choices as a solo performer or in an ensemble. Viewpoints, physical theatre, improvisation, and more. SIGN UP

24 Hour challEnge

November 4-5, 2017 
New plays in no time!

The Nakai tradition continues, with a few twists.
Sign up to participate or reserve your seats to watch the results.


Want to sing with us?

This holiday season, join a choir directed by Scott Maynard 
for beautiful songs about terrible people.

Name *
Desire and pleasure are more important than experience.
What is your time like after Christmas and before New Years?

3penny Christmas Concert

December 29th, 2017


Have a great idea?

Want to talk it through? Get in touch for dramaturgical conversations and coaching.

Pivot Festival

January 23 – February 3, 2017

10 day celebration of uncommon theatre. 
Produced in partnership with Yukon Arts Centre.

Trader Time

A new work from Ivan Coyote and Sarah MacDougall

Inspired by the radio show and the history of the territory. The first sharing of a new work by renowned Whitehorse storyteller and writer.

Produced by Nakai  


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A new rock musical from Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone 

A spectacular adaptation of a Russian classic from the makers of The Craigslist Cantata.

Produced by Arts Club Theatre.
Co-presented by Nakai and Yukon Arts Centre



3penny Variety Show

Adapted by Jacob Zimmer. We add story, interviews, and lawyers to the songs about terrible people.

Produced by Nakai
Developed with Small Wooden Shoe


Plus Pivotal Words, Conversations, and much more...