FAQ’s

Yes, all our currently scheduled productions are outdoors at the Harvest Stage. Much of our season planning occurred in December, amid the Omicron surge and lockdowns, so we planned a season with safety and security in mind. We want to create an environment that keeps audience members, staff, actors, and volunteers safe, and we wanted to program a season that we could be confident would not be cancelled if there was another variant surge in the spring. We are looking towards indoor productions in the early fall, but nothing is guaranteed yet. 

More information about what to expect at our outdoor venue can be found here.

We learned a lot during our first outdoor season last year! And one of our biggest lessons was that the heat of mid-summer matinees was extremely difficult on our audiences, actors, and staff. We’ve tried our best to balance our audience’s preferences with our audience’s health and safety, mixing in a couple of earlier performances for each production while avoiding mid-day in the hottest months. We are looking for more solutions to this issue, and we’ll keep you updated if anything changes. 

Tickets are not being mailed again this year. Whether you order online or over the phone, your tickets will be emailed to you. E-Tickets are electronic tickets that come to your email inbox. You do not need to print these tickets. On the day of the performance, you’ll be signed in on a guest list and given a coloured wrist band for the performance. We found this system was best for keeping interaction with our volunteer ushers contactless, and keeping track of folks throughout the fairgrounds.

If you do not have an email address, a confirmation will be mailed to you. 

More information on our ticket and seating policies can be found here.

While being outside greatly reduces the risk of COVID transmission, patrons will be in close proximity to each other and masking is one way we can continue to care for each other as a community.  Additionally, health officials caution that there is still the possibility of new variants emerging in the coming months, so our long term planning is dedicated to keeping our performers, volunteers, staff, and audiences as safe as possible throughout the summer. We are also particularly cognizant of members of our community who are immunocompromised and at greater risk. 

The primary bathrooms for the Harvest Stage are located in Shed 3.  You will walk by them on the way to the stage.  There will be four temporary portable bathrooms closer to the stage.

If there is a line for the bathroom, those in the line are asked to maintain physical distance of 6’.

More information about what to expect at our outdoor venue can be found here.

The Harvest Stage is a permanent, open-air, outdoor venue and is not a tent. 

There is sun protection for the audience in the form of a canopy-like structure that provides shade. That said, even with the shade it can get hot and humid. As we get more into the fall the evenings get quite chilly. We recommend dressing for the weather and bringing a water bottle. We also recommend sturdy shoes as there will be gravel to walk on. 

There isn’t significant rain protection so in the event of rain, performances may be cancelled. All ticket holders will be contacted in advance to let them know we’ve had to cancel. We will do our best to accommodate audience members at a future performance, otherwise tickets can either be donated or refunded. 

More information on our ticket and ticketing policies can be found here.

More information about what to expect at our outdoor venue can be found here.

150. This year parties will not be physically distanced.

General admission seating has no assigned seats or seat numbers. 

If you are attending with friends, or have a seating preference, be sure to arrive 20-30 minutes before the scheduled start time.  Front of House staff cannot guarantee your party will be seated together.

If you, or one of your household, require a barrier free wheelchair seat, or other accessible seating accommodation, please advise Box Office staff when ordering tickets.

More information on our ticket and seating policies can be found here.

The main parking area is located at the Community Arena parking lot.  The address is 377 Gypsy Lane. There is an approximately 400m walk, on a well-packed gravel road, from the parking lot to the Harvest Stage. This walk is mostly flat until it slopes into the ‘bowl’ that houses the stage area.  In your planning, please allow 10-15 minutes for leisurely travel from the parking lot to the stage.

There are 8 barrier free parking spots, and 2 limited mobility parking spots at the Harvest Stage site, close to the stage.  There is also the possibility of dropping off members of your party at the site and then return to parking at the arena.  Please advise Box Office staff of accessibility needs at the time of ticket purchase.  With limited accessible parking, we do our best to reserve the spaces ahead of time.

More information about what to expect at our outdoor venue can be found here.

The seating area is arranged in a semicircle around the thrust stage. There are three tiers, like an amphitheatre, each ending in a gravel ramp. Each tier has a row of seats, not a bench or bleachers. The seats all have backs, but do not have arm rests.  

If you require a specialized chair for accessibility reasons, please advise the Box Office when ordering tickets so the Front of House staff can accommodate on the day of the performance.

More information about what to expect at our outdoor venue can be found here.

At this time, in accordance with Government of Ontario guidelines, proof of vaccination is not required at outdoor events. 

There are no other events planned at this point. Certainly we hope to schedule more productions and events both at The Harvest Stage and inside Memorial Hall in the future.

With such a significantly reduced capacity compared to our indoor venue, we are unable to offer the prepaid discounted passes for the 2022 season. Gift certificates are now available both online and by calling the box office at 1-877-862-5984.