Tarragon Theatre cancels the remainder of our 2019/20 Season.

UPDATED – Mar 20th, 2020

Further to our initial suspension of the season, Tarragon Theatre has made the decision to cancel the remainder of our 2019/20 season.

With the recent declaration from the provincial government via the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act all theatres including those offering live performances of music, dance, and other art forms, as well as cinemas that show movies must remain closed.

This means that, unfortunately, we will not see a return of Chloé Hung’s Three Women of Swatow nor the world-premiere of Sean Dixon’s Orphan Song and, of course, Human Cargo’s production of The Runner has already been forced to close.

Our current plan is to continue with the production of Old Stock: a refugee love story from 2b theatre in June if possible, but we will continue with updates closer to the performance.

Tarragon Theatre remains committed to the safety, health and well-being of everyone in the Tarragon community as we make this decision. In doing this we continue to follow Toronto Public Health and Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines and join our colleagues from cultural organizations in Toronto and across North America taking similar steps.

Says Artistic Director Richard Rose, “The health of our patrons, staff, artists and volunteers is our primary concern. We have, after careful consideration, come to the difficult conclusion that the cancellation of the remaining performances in our 2019/20 season is necessary.”

Patrons with tickets and subscriptions will be contacted by the Tarragon Theatre box office to make alternate arrangements. Should you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out via patronservices@tarragontheatre.com  and one of our Patron Services Representatives will be happy to help you. Be advised there may be longer than usual wait times, we will respond to all messages as quickly as possible. As well, at this time we are not taking any rental bookings for studio space until further notice.

Tarragon’s Box Office will be available for contact with reduced hours from 10am – 5pm Mon-Fri during the suspension of services.

Tarragon will continue to follow recommendations from the health authorities. Please visit Toronto Public Health’s website for further information on how to protect yourself and aid in the effort to slow the spread of this virus.

We’d also like to thank all of the artists whose hard work was affected by these measures. Theatre is a vital, communal art form that relies on the connection between artist and audience and we’re saddened that the design, performances and language from the entirety of our artistic teams will not see the stage this season. We hope to bring these visions to Tarragon some time in the future.

Thank you for your understanding. Be well, stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

 

Richard Rose, Andrea Vagianos & the Tarragon Team