Stage Door News
Kingston: Kingston announces the reopening of the Baby Grand Theatre
Friday, October 16, 2020
The Baby Grand theatre is reopening, the city announced Friday.
The Baby Grand — the smaller space located upstairs from the 750-seat Regina Rosen auditorium, which will remain closed — can be rented by the community starting Oct. 26 at a discounted rate until the end of the year.
With physical distancing required because of COVID-19, the black box theatre can accommodate up to 20 people, the city said in a news release.
There aren’t any shows listed on the Grand Theatre’s website, www.kingstongrand.ca, for the Baby Grand as of yet.
The theatre stated in a news release that it has developed reopening guidelines and protocols, including ones that address hand hygiene, “respiratory etiquette,” disinfection plans, patron health screening and more. Those attending future events at the Baby Grand will need to use the front side door, found to the right of the main doors.
“We are very excited to start to welcome small live audiences and performers back to the Baby Grand stage,” Grand Theatre manager Dianne Zemba stated in the release.
“The health and safety of our patrons, artists and employees is of the utmost importance, and as we navigate the constantly changing outlook for recovery, we have developed extensive protocols, tools and practices that support a safe reopening of our venue, and we are committed to keeping those who use and attend the space safe.”
For further details and to watch a video explaining those procedures, go to www.kingstongrand.ca.
The city also stated in the release that a virtual, curated Grand OnStage program would be announced shortly, as will a “community program that engages and provides opportunities to local artists.”
To see the new discounted rates and charges, go to www.kingstongrand.ca.
From the www.thewhig.com.
Photo: The Grand Theatre (Kingston). © Julia McKay.