I wanted tickets for a show, but they sold out quicker than I expected – what happened?

Some events are extremely popular, and when tickets go on sale there can be hundreds or thousands of people all trying to purchase tickets at the same time. If 500 fans are simultaneously buying only two tickets each, 1000 tickets can be sold in a matter of seconds causing the show to sell out in a matter of minutes.


Why does ticket availability sometimes change? If more seats become available, can I exchange the tickets I already have?

Occasionally, tickets become available as the event date approaches once stage configurations are set. From time to time, an event can be so popular that seats with side-stage views are released for sale by the event organizer.

Pricing is also subject to change  - up or down - at the discretion of the promoter.

As with all ticket sales, there are no seat changes, exchanges, cancellations or refunds.


I purchased "General Admission" tickets - what does this mean?

General admission means there are no assigned seats; it is ‘first come, first serve’. Some events are also standing room only with general admission. Please check the event’s information page for details on the type of seating.


I purchased tickets from someone other than on the Ticketmaster platform – are they valid?

The only way to be certain that tickets are legitimate is to purchase through Scotiabank Centre Box Office or www.ticketmaster.ca for all events. If you purchase tickets from a non-authorized agent, your tickets may not be valid and you may be refused admittance to the event. If you're not sure you're purchasing through an authorized ticketing provider, please feel free to contact us for clarification.


Why is there a ticket limit when I try to buy for certain events?

When purchasing tickets for most events, you are limited to a specific number of tickets. This amount, if applicable, is included on the event’s information page. This specific number is determined by the event organizer and is in effect to discourage unfair ticket-buying practices. Ticket limits vary, depending on the event or the anticipated demand for the event.


Is there a shopping time limit when I purchase online?

Yes. When you choose tickets for purchase, you are reserving those seats and "holding" real inventory. No other customer can purchase those tickets unless you do not complete the transaction. This time starts after seats are chosen – you will see the clock at the top of the screen. If this time expires before you have completed your transaction, your seats will be returned to the general inventory for sale. Please note that a slow internet connection may slow your process.


I bought tickets for an event that has been cancelled, do I get a refund?

Yes, if the promoter cancels their show, you will be contacted and issued a refund. If you have further questions contact Scotiabank Centre Box Office at boxoffice@scotiabank-centre.com. Please note that opening acts and guests of the artist are subject to change therefore refunds are not available if the opening act / guest cancels or changes.


I no longer want / need the tickets I have purchased, can I get a refund?

Unfortunately not. Before purchasing tickets, carefully review your event and seat selection.

COVID-19 Preparedness

With the ongoing concerns around COVID-19 and the recommendation from the Province of Nova Scotia to restrict public gatherings, the Scotiabank Centre is closed to events and public access until further notice. This is an unprecedented circumstance that impacts our employees and customers and we are actively working to support them during this time. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. COVID-19 IMPACT OF PUBLIC GATHERINGS.