The pandemic has caused the Arts community to drastically curtail activities and pivot their productions to abide by public health protocols. While The Firehall Arts Centre has been creative with its summer and autumn programming to carefully welcome patrons back to the 1906 heritage fire station. It is now going further and stepping up to help its audiences with its recently announced new ticket pricing structure.
To assist patrons whose budgets have been affected by the global pandemic, COVID Compassion Pricing will range from $15 to $35 for all performances. If patrons can afford a $35 ticket, they can choose to pay that; if $15 is more financially feasible, patrons can choose that ticket price or any other amount up to $35. When restrictions allow, Firehall Arts Centre performances take place Tuesdays to Sundays at 7:30pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00pm. The matinee performances on Wednesdays at 1:00pm will remain a Pay-What-You-Will admission.
“In the wake of this ongoing global pandemic, the need for the arts and creative expression is becoming more and more vital,” says Artistic Producer Donna Spencer. “The arts lift our spirits, stimulate our imaginations, and allow us to escape from day-to-day realities. Only live performance can create connections between audiences and artists, creating a truly unique one-of-a-kind experience. We know some of our audiences have been impacted economically and emotionally by COVID-19 and we don’t want them to miss out on a night at the theatre because ticket prices might be beyond their current budgets, so we have introduced a COVID Compassion Pricing where patrons can select from sliding scale ticket pricing. And if things are going well for you financially, we kindly ask you to consider paying it forward by making a donation to help subsidize tickets for others.”
Known for producing and presenting innovative, eclectic, and thought-provoking theatre The Firehall Arts Centre is an important institution of the East Vancouver community. Following public health measures, the Firehall Arts Centre safely welcomes audiences of 50 (when allowed) into its theatre for a reimagined, socially distanced performances ensuring audiences, artists, and staff remain safe throughout the experience. Physical distancing rules are strongly encouraged, in addition to wearing a face mask/covering at all times. Face masks will be available for sale at the door.