Crow’s Theatre will be first not-for-profit theatre in Toronto to reopen doors this fall

By Kelly Nestruck

Crow’s Theatre is set to be the first major not-for-profit theatre in Toronto to reopen its doors this fall, welcoming audience members inside who can either show they are fully vaccinated or present a negative COVID-19 test.

… In the Toronto theatre scene, Crow’s follows only the commercial giant Mirvish Productions, which announced its 2021-22 season a week ago, in announcing a requirement for artists, staff and audience members to be fully vaccinated. As with Mirvish, however, there is also an option for spectators to present a negative COVID-19 test – either a PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time, or an antigen test taken within six hours.

… There will also be a parallel 2021-22 digital package available for Crow’s fans who are not yet ready or able to physically return to the theatre. The company has had unusual success in selling this type of work during the pandemic. All of its virtual productions – including a filmed version of the musical Ghost Quartet, which will return next season – “paid for themselves and then some,” [artistic director Chris] Abraham says.

Source: The Globe and Mail