COVID-19 Update

Published March 25, 2020

To our valued patrons and friends, 


Following guidelines released by the Government of Alberta and the City of Calgary, and to do our part in slowing the spread of COVID-19, we will be cancelling the remainder of our 2019/2020 Season. This means that in addition to the cancellation of A Tender Thing, our production of Roulette Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (a co-production with Hit & Myth) has been cancelled. Our annual Bard Bash fundraiser, originally scheduled for April 25th, has been postponed.


TSC’s commitment to the health and safety of our artists is paramount, and though these steps are difficult and heartbreaking, we are resolved in taking them.  We will continue to monitor the situation, and we wish to assure our friends and supporters and all of Calgary that we will implement every measure possible to ensure the health and safety of all those who are affiliated with our organization.


1.  To Ticket Holders: The box office staff at Vertigo Theatre are working remotely and will be unable to accept incoming phone calls or in-person visits. In due time, we will be offering an exchange of unused tickets for future performances or the option for a refund. Unfortunately, because we don’t handle our own ticket payments, we are unable to accept unused tickets as a donation. If you would like to make a donation in the amount of your ticket we would be very grateful! Click here to learn about our donation options. Vertigo Theatre Box Office staff will be in touch with ticket holders directly, but please reach out if you have questions for us! We thank you in advance for your patience as we respond to inquiries.


2. To Our Artists: We are grateful to all the artists and craftspeople who are impacted by this termination of work and promise to stand with them during this extraordinarily challenging time.


3.  To the Community: With your patience, support and understanding, we will work hard to bring “lean and mean” Shakespeare back next season, and for seasons to come.




The light in the theatre may be dark, but it shines through people like you – the incredible community of donors, patrons and artists who support TSC. Click here to donate.


Your continued support of TSC is greatly appreciated, as funds go directly towards our productions and day to day operations.


We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your positivity and patience as we all negotiate these challenging circumstances. As we find our way through this, we are reminded that the pulse of our community is the shared moments of creating or experiencing theatre together. While nothing can fully replace in-person connections and conversations that the theatre ignites, we are working to develop other potential platforms to share experiences and content and to remain connected with you.


Take care of your family and friends and continue to protect your health and well-being. Shakespeare will come back, bigger and better than ever.


We look forward to seeing you at the theatre soon.




Haysam Kadri (Artistic Producer)
Ayla Stephen (Associate Producer)
Robb Fergusson (Board President)