Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo offers discount to military personnel

The World’s Largest Annual Indoor Show is welcoming Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, Department of National Defence employees and first responders to the 39th production of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo at a discounted rate this summer.

“It’s just a way to honour and recognize certainly the contribution and, in many cases, the sacrifices that those in service have provided. It’s the smallest thing we can do to support that mission,” said Jennie King, Managing Director, Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is a two and half hour, family-friendly, fast-paced show that combines the traditional sounds of the military, bagpipes, highland dancers, with the more contemporary, including gymnasts, dancers, acrobats, choirs and more. This year’s show will take place from June 29 to July 6.

This year’s production is expected to be especially significant in light of Canada’s 150th anniversary and the and the centenaries of Vimy Ridge, the Halifax Explosion, and the NHL. The performers for this year’s show are being kept top-secret at the moment.

“It promises to be a really fantastic show. We do hope people get out to be a part of the celebration,” added King.

According to King, the show is a celebration of the military and is a must-see for military members.

“It’s a really beautiful message that resonates with our service members and allows them to see their huge fan base.

“When they stand up and get a round of applause, it’s a really touching moment. It’s something to be a part of,” emphasized King.

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo was first held in 1979 to mark the visit of Queen Elizabeth for the International Gather of the Clans. This first show was such a success that it continued on and continued to grow. Over the years, the show has included civilian performers to compliment the military traditions. In 2006, on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth’s 80th birthday, the production was granted Royal status.

“Now it’s just a really rich celebration of military tradition, certainly maritime influences, and we literally have thousands of performers that come from around the world,” noted King.

To receive the discounted tickets all a service member or DND employee has to do is enter the promo code or call the box office and mention their service.

“There’s no red tape, no small print. Just come out and enjoy the show,” said King.

Tickets start at $42.50 and are available online at (, by phone at 1-877-451-1221 or (902) 451-1221 and at designated ticket outlets.

For more information about the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo click here.


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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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