Mary Winspear Centre plans to resume live performances as early as next week

WatchMary Winspear Centre to welcome back audiences, up to 50, for concerts and live performances.

The last time the Mary Winspear Centre’s Charlie White Theatre in Sidney had an audience fill its seats was way back in November.

Now, seven months later, it looks like the stage will finally see some action.

The Mary Winspear Centre recently announced that beginning as early as June 18, a maximum of 50 people will be able to attend live performances — making the Charlie White Theatre the first of its kind on the Island to reopen to the public.

“I feel like a massive weight has been lifted for not only us but for all our patrons, and artists,” said Brad Edgett, executive director of the Mary Winspear Centre.

The centre has been working hard to book talent in, admitting it wasn’t easy at first.

“Usually artists are playing to full houses, not 50 people,” said Edgett. “We were able to come to some agreements that made sense for the venue, agents, and the artists.”

However, while the theatre may be reopening, there will be some new guidelines.

Guests are asked to remain in their cohorts, must wear masks. There is also no singing or dancing allowed, and guests must enter and exit the facility from certain doors.

To book tickets to one of the many shows coming up at the Mary Winspear Centre, you are asked to visit their website. 

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