The safety of our performers and audience members is our first priority. We're utilizing multiple strategies to ensure that everyone is safe, including social distancing, reducing the number of performers, introducing opera to the drive-in (yes, really), and more. Each of our shows has been completely re-designed to with these concerns in mind, so there's sure to be at least one production that will suit your comfort level. See the specific FAQs for each show below for more details.
One safety measure that you'll notice is that all shows have been restructured so no intermission is needed. Intermissions may increase direct contact between our guests, so we've opted to not have them in any of our productions this summer to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Please feel free to enjoy the performance mask-free inside your vehicle. When outside of your vehicle, you must maintain a distance of at least two metres from anyone outside of your group. You are required to wear a mask inside the Visitor Centre (Parks Canada).
There are no assigned parking spaces and all parking is first come, first served. Patrons will be directed to the appropriate spaces by parking attendants to ensure that everyone can get in and out as efficiently as possible. Staff will do their best to accommodate all vehicles. For sightline reasons, taller vehicles will be parked towards the side or rear of the lot so as not to block the view for patrons in smaller cars.
Please note that we can accommodate enclosed vehicles only - motorcycles and open convertibles are not allowed.
Yes! You will have access to washrooms in the Lower Fort Garry Visitor Centre.
We will be transmitting the live performance to your car FM radio via transmitter and will share the frequency by email before arrival. Turn your key to accessory mode to keep your stereo on. If your vehicle doesn't have an FM stereo, please bring a portable radio. Please note that you will not be able to listen using a streaming radio app; it must be an actual FM transmission.
No, you must stay inside your car. Parking spots are spaced to provide recommended social distancing between cars.
Because of the nature of the venue and the performance, we are requiring all attendees to demonstrate proof of full vaccination. Attendees will be required to wear masks at all times.
This production will feature one live singer and one live pianist. The other seven singers and pianist are pre-recorded and will be projected behind them.
The performance will be outdoors in the WAG's Rooftop Sculpture Garden. In case of severe weather, the show will move indoors. Regardless, MUO staff will be on hand to direct you when you arrive. *** NEW Because of the recent rainy weather, all performances have moved indoors. ***
You will be permitted to sit with the other members of your group, but distance will be maintained between different cohorts. If you let us know in advance via email how many people are in your group, we will have your seats ready for you when you arrive. You can also let us know how many are in your group at the performance, but please note that you may have to wait for a few minutes while our staff arrange your seats.
We will not be providing subtitles on the screen for Svadba, but you won't miss them. The text in Svadba is figurative rather than literal, and the story unfolds visually while the music transports you to the show's universe. Bluebeard's Castle will be performed in English.
A visual album is a collection of music videos linked together to tell a larger story. This visual album will have nine songs linked together with interviews.
On the day of the premiere, you will be emailed a link to watch the project on Vimeo. There is no need to make an account or enter any of your information. Simply click the link and the video will open.
We encourage you to enjoy the show when it premieres, to provide a sense of the communal experience of watching a show that we've all been missing over the past year. That being said, the show will be available to watch (or re-watch) until August 31.
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