StoryBook Theatre & COVID-19 FAQs
In these unprecedented times, it is our belief that the most important thing we can offer is a sense of community.
While moving forward will most certainly not be traditional, we are working hard to make the best decisions for our organization and the community that supports it. We want to assure everyone that the safety of our casts, crews, staff, and patrons is paramount, and will always take priority as we plan for the future. We encourage you to read more about our plans for moving forward: how this looks, how it will work and how we plan to operate under the guidelines set forth by the province and municipality every step of the way.
I had tickets to Frog & Toad and/or Big Fish - what can I do with my tickets?
Will Frog & Toad or Big Fish be postponed to a later date?
All cancelled programs have been automatically credited to the purchasers account for use for any future StoryBook programming, including Theatre Tickets and Theatre School classes. An email was sent to all our ticket holders on May 15, 2020.
Unfortunately, there are currently no plans to stage these two shows at a later date. We send our deepest support and gratitude to the cast, crew and teams that were preparing to be involved in these two shows, and to our patrons, who were as excited as we were, to see them onstage.
About Subscriptions and Ticket sales.
What's happening with the 2020/21 Season?
For Season 44, we have made the bold decision to plan as if our programming were to happen tomorrow, under the current social distancing measures. That said, we are also prepared to continue to adapt and shift, according to the provincial and municipal guidelines for all public gatherings and socialization. It is our hope that at some time in our coming season, we will see an audience of some shape and size join us for our productions. Until that time, we are prepared to present all of our shows online, if necessary. As patrons of our programming, we ask for your understanding, that we will make every effort and strive to present our programming in person as it was before when it appropriate to do so. Should that option not be available to us, everyone who has purchased a ticket will be notified 30 days before a show's opening, whether the show will be presented online or in person. More information about Season 44 can be found here.
We have an incredible season of productions ready to offer you, our dedicated patrons, and we even have ways for those who need it, to spread your payments out over time.
Tickets go on sale:
June 15 - SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS
July 13 - NEW SUBSCRIBERS
August 17 - SINGLE TICKET SALES
If you buy tickets to a show, you WILL see a show - at this time, we're not sure what that looks like yet: we hope it is live in-person, but we are also making plans to offer our shows online, or a combination of both! Stay tuned - when we know more, we will share it with you! For more information about tickets and subscriptions click here.
I've paid to enrol my children in SBT Camps and programs - what happens to my fees?
Will StoryBook be offering Summer Camps this year?
StoryBook Theatre WILL be offering Summer Camps, and all our regular theatre school programs. In fact, it is our plan to start offering more programming for the whole family as early as June 1, 2020. We do however need to abide by the provincial and municipal guidelines and therefore will not be providing in-person programming at this time. Should the province and city move into Phase Two we will look to shift and pivot our programming accordingly.
Anyone currently enrolled in Summer Programming will be credited the full amount for their previously registered class and will be given priority to transfer their registration to one of the new online programs. Should none of the new online programs meet your needs the credit will remain on file for use towards theatre tickets or future programming.
About SSIP Spring Awakening.
What's happening with auditions this year?
Auditions for our 2020/21 Season will be done in a new way this year by taking them ONLINE. StoryBook Theatre will be offering two Online Audition Workshops and will be taking artist submissions June 1-20. More information about auditions can be found here.
We are moving forward with the program and all students are willing and interested. We are in the process of securing licensing for an online streaming presentation of the final production. Please check back in the future for more iinformation.
About School Weekday Performances.
Will StoryBook be offering Fall & Winter Theatre School & Camps?
Over the duration of the summer we will learn from the programming and make plans. Currently we are planning for ONLINE Fall Programming. Winter Programming is unknown at this time. All of this is dependent on the provincial and municipal government directives, for the safety of our guests and our staff. Should the province and city move into Phase Two we will look to shift and pivot our programming accordingly.
At this time, we are working on plans to present our productions to schools and large groups. As details become available we will be sure to share them.
How can I support StoryBook Theatre?
As many of you know, StoryBook is a non-profit that relies on the sales of our programming to support the work that we do. What many do not know is that we do all this work with no corporate support and less than 6% government subsidy and support. The impact of this pandemic will affect the work StoryBook does, for years to come. While we are happy to credit your file for future use, we would ask those of you that can to consider converting your credit to a donation towards our ongoing efforts in sustainability. If you are able, please consider making a monetary donation to StoryBook Theatre. Thank you for your continued support.
Convert your credit to a Donation for a chance to WIN!
Enter into a draw to win one of 10 Family Subscriptions for 4 for our 44th Season!
If you wish to turn your credit into a donation, please email StoryBook Theatre with DONATE in the subject line, and we will gladly make that happen. We will then mail you a tax receipt within the coming weeks.