Ottawa – The City is gradually reopening its cultural facilities this week, with the initial offering of room rentals at the following locations:
- Arts Court
- Nepean Creative Arts Centre
- Nepean Visual Arts Centre
- Meridian Theatres@Centrepointe
- Shenkman Arts Centre
City Museums and Historic sites opened in August and most City-run galleries will open through the month ahead.
To safeguard residents and staff, all COVID-19 measures and protocols will be in place – including hand washing, masking requirements, physical distancing and capacity restrictions. Rentals of performance spaces for classes or presentations will require the host to conduct wellness self-assessments and register all participant information for contact tracing.
In addition, the resumption of all other COVID-modified instructional programming and performing arts will be done in a slow, gradual and cautious manner over the next few weeks:
- September 24 – Trinity Art Gallery at Shenkman Arts Centre will open a new exhibit.
- October 13 – Courses – virtual and in-person – begin at Nepean Creative Centre, Nepean Visual Arts Centre and Shenkman Arts Centre.
- October – Performances begin at Meridian Theatres @Centrepointe and Shenkman Arts Centre, with limited audience capacity. More information on shows, dates and COVID-related measures will be announced soon.
Both theatres will be lit up in red on September 22 to mark the Day of Visibility – recognizing the pandemic’s impact on live entertainment.
Visit ottawa.ca for more information on facility offerings, room rentals, and all COVID-related protocols and restrictions.