After a long wait, it’s time for the Shaw season to get underway, with a series of concerts and events beginning July 10 on the grounds of the Festival Theatre and the Royal George Theatre.
The performances will be outdoors, on the Festival theatre grounds, and at venues described as the BMO Stage, the Humeniuk Foundation Stage, the Royal George Theatre’s Gallery Patio and the Nona Macdonald Stage, affectionately known as Nona’s tent.
“It’s thrilling to feel the buzz of activity and anticipation. If these 15-plus months have taught us anything, it’s that we all dearly miss real human encounters and shared experiences,” says artistic director Tim Carroll.
“With this in mind, specially produced performances, concerts and curated events have been created for our audience. It’s been a long and enduring journey and now it’s time to say: Welcome back.”
Outdoors @ The Shaw is presented in addition to the open air performances of The Devil’s Disciple at the Nona Macdonald Stage, Flush at the Humeniuk Foundation Stage, Charley’s Aunt at the BMO Stage and the Shaw Festival’s presentation of A Short History of Niagara at both the Humeniuk Foundation Stage and the BMO Stage.
However, performances will only take place if deemed safe to do so, with audience numbers to all performances under capacity limits, and will continue to follow and exceed all government COVID-19 health regulations.
The Shaw has also implemented a robust Duty of Care initiative. These measures include significant infrastructure improvements and a commitment to ensuring the safety of audiences, company members and communities.