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The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival looks forward to welcoming back our community to our outdoor theatre overlooking the St. Lawrence River.  Our top priority is ensuring that our guests feel comfortable and safe as they enjoy the magic of the riverside Kinsmen Amphitheatre . We are committed to transparent, accessible, and diligent care when it comes to health and safety measures, which will adhere to The Government of Ontario's latest public health measures, advice and restrictions. In the same way we care for you, we ask all our patrons, program participants and guests to commit to caring for one another by carefully following the health and safety measures listed below.

For Visitors and Users of the SLSF Office on King Street West, the Dressing-Room at the Moran-Hooker Trade Centre  & the Rehearsal Hall at St Paul's United Church.

  • Visitors and workers must not enter the Office if they are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

  • All  Artists engaged by SLSF, are required to be fully vaccinated.

  • Employees who will be spending time in the SLSF office are encouraged to be fully vaccinated for the safety of the acting company, the patrons and themselves..

  • Visitors outside the actors' company and creative team will not be allowed entrance to the rehearsal hall whilst rehearsals are taking place.

  • Masks are required in all shared spaces of the SLSF Office. Visitors are only required to masks if they venture past the main office box office desk.

  • A hand sanitizer station and masks are present at the entrances off the office and the St Paul's rehearsal hall.

  • SLSF will regularly clean and disinfect all frequently used equipment and workspaces (such as bathrooms, conference rooms, door handles, light switches, hand railings, and break areas).

For Patrons and Visitors to the Kinsmen Amphitheatre

We are focused on creating an experience that provides comfort and care for all patrons and visitors to our Festival site. Our COVID-related policies and procedures are aligned with the Provincial Health regulations that will be in effect when we launch the Festival on July 8, 2022.

  • Patrons and visitors will not be required to produce proof of vaccination to access the Festival site, as that is no longer a local health unit requirement 

  • Mask wearing will not be mandatory on the Festival grounds. However, we encourage those who wish to wear a mask to do so to support their own situation and needs, and we ask that everyone respect the individual mask choices of other site visitors. Disposable masks will be available on request.

  • Hand sanitizer stations will be located at various points throughout the site. 

  • All surfaces will be sanitized on a regular basis.


People who must still wear a mask in public settings: - Leeds Grenville & Lanmark District Health Unit 

  • Anyone who is a close contact of someone with COVID-19 who is not required to isolate – must still wear a mask in all public settings for 10 days from the day of exposure

  • Those with COVID who are only required to isolate for 5 days must wear a mask in all public settings (indoors and outdoors) for days 6–10 of their infection

  • Anyone returning from international travel must wear a mask in all public settings for 14 days from arrival to Canada

  • Anyone in a health care or high-risk setting with a masking policy in place (or in any setting that has chosen to independently implement a mask policy to protect their staff and customers)

People who would benefit from continuing to wear a mask in public settings:

  • Anyone unvaccinated against COVID-19*

  • Those with underlying health conditions that make them vulnerable to more severe outcomes*

  • Those who care for or frequently interact with anyone listed above

  • Anyone who would prefer to continue this layer of protection as we emerge from the pandemic

*Ensure anyone wearing a mask can remove it themselves

For those with questions or concerns, please contact our Box Office in advance of your visit, or speak with a staff representative at the site at any time. If you are feeling ill, do not come to the site. For ticket holders in that situation, please contact the Box Office in advance of your performance time for available options. Tel. 613.925.5788 or email

We reserve the right to implement additional Covid restrictions and safety policies as directed by government and health authorities including but not limited to relocating your seats to allow for social distancing, mandatory mask-wearing and limiting audience capacity. We will notify you by email if we need to implement additional Covid policies.

All sales are final. Please review our Terms and Conditions for additional important information about your ticket purchase and your visit at:

We Welcome Your Feedback  

SLSF commits to open dialogue, and we are responsive to community feedback about our health and safety plans and procedures. To share feedback or request more information about our health and safety protocols and practices as they affect your attendance at SLSF shows, please contact us at

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