A MESSAGE REGARDING COVID-19
With the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation worldwide, and to help slow the spread of this virus, Soulpepper has made the difficult decision to suspend public performances starting immediately until May 6, 2020.
Ensuring the health and wellbeing of our guests, staff and artists is always our top priority. Thankfully, we had no shows on stage last week, and we were able to use that time to assess the impact of these decisions and make appropriate plans as they pertain to our year-round season of programming.
This means the suspension of all public performances of:
- The Seagull (March 26-April 26)
- Fresh Ink – play reading event (March 20): moved online at Friday March 20, 4:30 pm. Read more.
- March Break Program (March 16-20)
Future productions and programs will be assessed at a later date as the situation continues to evolve, and we ask your patience as we work through the affected events. Ticket holders for the impacted events have been contacted directly with options on how to make arrangements, and can also find information here.
As a not-for-profit theatre, Soulpepper relies on ticket sales and donations to support its year-round operations. We ask for your support during this time of crisis. You will receive a tax receipt for your donation along with our sincere thanks. To learn more about supporting Soulpepper, visit Soulpepper.ca/Donate
We are truly heartbroken at the loss of these productions, and thank all the artists, designers, and technicians that have worked so hard at bringing this story to life. We are exploring a variety of scenarios with the hopes that there may be future opportunities to celebrate their work. We are assessing ways we can support the artists, technicians and front of house teams that will be impacted by these closures.
In the meantime, Soulpepper and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts have put a number of additional steps in place to help slow the spread of the virus:
- Effective immediately, the Young Centre for the Performing Arts will be closed to the public, until further notice.
- As of Friday, March 13, staff have been asked to work from home until April 5, 2020.
- We will continue to communicate proactively with our customers should there be any updates in the situation.
When this is over, and when it is safe to do so, we will once again come together as a community. We will be moved, inspired and entertained, and we will begin the process of moving forward together.
Thank you for your patience and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
- If you are able, please consider a donation to the Actors Fund of Canada, which supports artists through financially challenging times: afchelps.ca
- Updates from Toronto Public Health can be found here.
- If you are sick with respiratory symptoms for which you would not normally seek care, please contact Telehealth Ontario: 1-866-797-0000