The Kingston Grand Theatre will be holding the first Grand OnStage presentation since March 2020 early next month. Award-winning singer/songwriter Steven Page will be live on stage for a performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.
As part of a phased re-opening plan, the audience capacity for this performance will be reduced, with a limited number of in-person tickets available for purchase in order to allow for some physical distancing, according to a release from the City of Kingston. The concert will also be available for streaming live online from the comfort of home.
“This is an exciting milestone for the Grand OnStage program, as we safely and cautiously return to live performance,” said Jayson Duggan, Performing Arts Manager, City of Kingston. “It’s been far too long since we’ve been able to gather together in celebration of the performing arts, and I look forward to welcoming our community back inside the Grand Theatre, whether it be in person or virtually on November 4.”
Tickets for Steven Page, for either the in-person or live-streamed event, are available through the Kingston Grand Theatre website: https://www.kingstongrand.ca/events/steven-page. Other in-person Grand OnStage performances will be announced later this year, looking towards the presentation of a dynamic season of full capacity performances in 2022, according to the release.
Visitors must be fully vaccinated and must provide their paper or digital proof of vaccination status, along with photo ID, to attend performances and events at Kingston Grand Theatre. They must also answer health screening questions upon arrival and wear a mask while in the venue, according to the City.
“In accordance with the Government of Ontario’s updated safety measures for indoor venues including theatres, Kingston Grand Theatre including the Regina Rosen Auditorium and Baby Grand can begin operating at 100 per cent capacity without distancing required between seats or groups of seats,” the City said. “As part of a phased reopening of the venue, select shows in 2021 may provide some physical distancing and may not have an intermission or concession sales. As of January 1, 2022, all shows will be sold to 100 per cent capacity.”
The presentation of live shows and events at Kingston Grand Theatre is subject to all Provincial and public health guidelines in place at the time of the scheduled performance.