May 29, 2020
By Gavin Day
The Shaw Festival is forced to extend cancellations to its season due to the ongoing pandemic.
Performances and public events won’t take place until August 1 at the earliest for the festival usually held annually in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The Shaw festival’s artistic director Tim Carrol says in a statement: “We can’t have a human, connected theatre without healthy humans, so we will do whatever it takes to keep everyone safe, whether they work here or are itching to come and watch us play”
The arts has been particularly affected by rules against large gatherings. The Shaw Festival is one of the rare events that hasn’t cancelled their entire calendar.
Events like the Stratford Festival has said they won’t be back until next year.