To our valued patrons members, and volunteers;
As more Ontarians get vaccinated, live performance companies are planning their returns to the stage — but questions remain around when the province’s theatre scene will make a full return to normal. Theatre Tillsonburg has always placed the highest priority on the health and safety of our cherished theatre family – volunteers, and patrons. It is imperative that we continue to support the global fight against the spread of COVID-19 and so we have been waiting in the wings.
WE MISS YOU! Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have put the health and safety of patrons, members, cast/crew and our communities first. The live entertainment industry was one of the first sectors impacted by COVID-19, and it will likely be one of the last to recover. It will take time to reopen theatres in a way that is both safe and financially viable. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the performing arts, mirroring its impacts across all arts sectors. Due to physical distancing requirements and closure of the physical venues, curtailing not only public performances but also rehearsals. One major pending issue is that theatres cannot come back quickly. Shows need rehearsing, at least 3 months or so out, and if you don’t have a show ready to go, you cannot open. Every effort is being made to reschedule the affected performances that were to have occurred at Theatre Tillsonburg in 2020 and we remain very optimistic in our plans to announce our reopening. However, we remain hopeful that there will be some kind of programming in 2022 – the exact nature and timing is yet to be determined. Please check back to find out as soon as we are able to release any further updates.