Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the 2020 Victoria Playhouse Festival Season has been cancelled. Emily Smith, Executive Director, expressed the sentiments of the company in her letter to patrons and ticket holders:
“I’m very sorry to announce that, bearing in mind the recommendations of our Chief Public Health Officers, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our 2020 Festival Season.
This would have been our 39th season of professional theatre and we were gearing up for an exciting summer, including the Maritime debut for Fredericton-based playwright John Spurway and our first rep season since the ’80s! But the health and safety of our staff, audience members, and community must be our priority at this time. We look forward to returning to the stage in 2021 with all the laughs, the tears, and the beautiful interplay of audience and actors that you’ve come to know and love at Victoria Playhouse.”
We are currently researching programs to allow long term employees to work on specials projects at the Playhouse this summer.