In a media release, The Firehall Arts Centre has announced a new ticket pricing structure to accommodate patrons whose budgets have been affected by the global pandemic with tickets for the remainder of its reimagined fall season now being offered from $15 to $35 at all performances.
Calling the need for arts and creative expression a vital need in the wake of the pandemic, the Firehall’s artistic director Donna Spencer believes its COVID compassion pricing will be a panacea needed right now.
“The arts lift our spirits, stimulate our imaginations, and allow us to escape from day-to-day realities,” says Spencer in the media release. “Only live performance can create connections between audiences and artists, creating a truly unique one-of-a-kind experience.”
Acknowledging that some of their audiences have been impacted economically and emotionally by COVID-19, Spencer says the Firehall does not want patrons to miss out on seeing a show if ticket prices are beyond their current budgets.
“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,” says Spencer.
The new COVID compassion ticket prices are available now for the upcoming world premiere of Michelle Riml’s mystery-comedy The Amaryllis, the holiday celebration Solstice Greetings and Raven Spirit Dance’s dance-theatre hybrid Chapter 21. Matinee performances on Wednesdays will remain with pay-what-you-will admission. Visit firehallartscentre.ca for more information.