TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Terms and conditions relate only to productions at the Kinsmen Amphitheatre for the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
Last Updated: March 20th 2023
1.2 Please read these terms carefully before you submit your order to us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide products to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.
1.3 Please note that our auditorium is completely uncovered and shows in our theatre repertoire may be cancelled or abandoned because of the weather (Tickets are non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged in accordance with our policy set out in section 5. 1 below.
1B. ATTENDING THE THEATRE SAFELY DURING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an infectious disease that can result in serious and potentially fatal illness. The risk of transmission is increased where people gather together. Some people are at a higher risk than others. Although we will always follow the safety procedures and protocols in effect at the time as issued by government and/or public health authorities, the risk cannot be entirely eliminated, and by attending the venue, you assume all risks associated with COVID-19.
At the time of announcing our 2023 Season, our Covid restrictions for ticket holders will include the following:
Full amphitheatre seating offering all rows within the amphitheatre with no social distancing requirements. All tickets will be General Admission, with no reserved seating.
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
Based on mandates or recommendations from government and/or health authorities, our Covid protocols and safety procedures could change at any time before or during the 2023 season. These changes could include, but are not limited to:
Social Distanced Seating, we will accommodate any required social distance buffering that may be recommended at the time of your show.
Mask-wearing may be enforced for ALL patrons and may be in effect at all times prior to the start of the performance or at all times while on festival grounds.
Reduced number of guests permitted at any performance, in which case we may have to cancel and refund some tickets to reduce our audience numbers to meet the maximum permitted. This will be done by refunding last tickets purchased until meeting the reduced audience capacity.
St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival will update our Covid restrictions and safety procedures in response to revised government and/or health authorities’ mandates. St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival reserves the right to implement Covid restrictions and safety procedures that exceed government and/or health authorities’ mandates. We will advise the ticket purchaser in a timely manner of any and all changes that will be in effect for their performance. Notification will be via email to the email address provided when purchasing their ticket(s).
At the venue, you must:
abide by all relevant government guidance
abide by all instructions given by our staff; our signage; and our full terms and conditions;
If asked, permit your temperature to be screened upon arrival. If we assess (at our sole discretion) that your temperature is 37.8C or higher, you and those who were to be part of your fixed group of tickets will not be allowed to enter the venue, and the face value of your tickets will be refunded (as set out at 5.8.1) within 7 days or you may request a ticket exchange for a later date this season;
You must not attend the venue if you:
believe you may be infected with COVID-19;
have experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 7 days;
Any individual who considers themselves to be clinically extremely vulnerable or who is in the same household or support bubble as someone who considers themselves to be clinically extremely vulnerable is advised not to attend.
If we are required by any COVID-19 government guidance or restrictions to cancel a show, tickets, at your choice, may be refunded in full or exchanged for a gift certificate of the same value.
If your show or performance is postponed or rescheduled, we will automatically move your tickets to a new date; however, you will still have the option of asking for a gift certificate or a full refund for that performance.
If you, or any member of your party, are in quarantine or isolation, have come in close contact with someone with COVID-19, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, do not visit the theatre. For Covid-related reasons only, we are offering flexible ticket exchanges up to 3 hours prior to the date on your tickets. Refunds are not available. Up to 24 hours prior to you showtime, please follow the directions on your ticket email to process your ticket exchange online or up to 3 hours prior to showtime, call our box office at (613) 925-5788.
2. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
2.1 We are ST. LAWRENCE SHAKESPEARE THEATRICAL COMPANY
Our company business number is 863628707RR0001 and our registered office is at PO BOX 119, 206 King Street West, Prescott, Ontario, Canada K0E 1T0
2.2 You can contact us by telephoning our customer service team at 613-925-5788 or by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or our registered office address above. Please address mail enquiries to Visitor Enquiries.
2.3 If we have to contact you, we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the e-mail address or postal address you provided to us in your order.
2.4 When we use the words "writing" or "written" in these terms, this includes e-mails.
3. OUR CONTRACT WITH YOU
3.1 You can order tickets, gift vouchers and season passes online, by e-mail, or telephone, or in person at our box office at 206 Kings St W, Prescott, ON during business hours (please call ahead to confirm we are open) or at our Box Office located at the Kinsmen Amphitheatre 1.5 hours prior to the scheduled performance time.
3.2 Our acceptance of your order will take place when we write to you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
3.3 If we are unable to accept your order, we will inform you of this in writing and will not charge you for the transaction. This might be because the show you have tried to buy a ticket for is sold out, because of unexpected limits on our resources that we could not reasonably plan for, because we have identified an error in the price or description of the show or because we are unable to meet a delivery deadline you have specified.
3.4 We will assign a ticket code to your order and tell you what it is when we accept your order. It will help us if you can tell us the order number whenever you contact us about your order.
4.1 The price of the ticket shall be the price set at the time we accept your booking, inclusive of any applicable taxes but exclusive of any booking, collection or delivery fee. Please note that ALL tickets purchased “at the door” (Amphitheatre box office) will be $3.00 more per ticket than the Advance sale ticket prices. Advance sale tickets are available online from our website up to 90 minutes before showtime. Monday night tickets are $5.00 OFF per ticket.
4.2 All seating for the 2023 Season is General Admission – No Reserved Seats. Patrons select their own seating within the Amphitheatre from any area not already occupied. Access to the seating area will be approximately 30 minutes before show time. Please note that seating plans provided at the time of booking are only representative of the auditorium and may alter to incorporate individual production staging requirements. Accordingly, we reserve the right to relocate your seats and provide alternative seats of no less value than those specified on your ticket.
4.3 Guests are encouraged to supply their own chairs (maximum 24" wide) with a base that is less likely to sink into the ground. Other patrons may block your view of the stage if you are not sitting in a chair.
4.4 At our discretion, changes may be made to the advertised program owing to circumstances beyond our reasonable control. This includes the use of understudies.
4.5 Please check your tickets carefully on receipt and contact us immediately if there is a mistake.
4.6 Resale for profit: Tickets may only be purchased from the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival Box Office and its outlets. We reserve the right to refuse to sell tickets to anyone we have reasonable grounds to believe is purchasing for the purposes of resale. Unless given express permission by us, tickets may not be resold or transferred for profit or commercial gain. Any ticket in breach of these terms and conditions shall be void, and its holder will be refused entry.
4.7 Delivery: you may collect your tickets in person at the box office or use an e-ticket. Phone orders may be collected at the Kinsmen Theatre Box Office up to 1 hour before showtime. Patrons may select Print-At-Home e-tickets or Mobile e-tickets when ordering online or at our office. Where tickets are collected in person at the box office, the cardholder must present the credit or debit card used to make the booking. In the case of e-tickets, patrons must ensure they bring their printed e-ticket and ID. Mobile e-tickets to be shown on patrons' mobile phones upon entry. 4.8 Discounts and special offers: Some discounts and special offers are not available from every sales outlet. Discounts and special offers are subject to availability and may be offered only for a limited period of time, not available at every show and are at the discretion of the Box Office Manager. Discounts cannot be combined, and where a concession is claimed, proof of identity and concession entitlement will be required.
5. REFUNDS, EXCHANGES AND RETURNS
5.1 Tickets may only be exchanged or refunded in the case of a cancelled show. However, refunds are not given for the cancellation or abandonment of a show as a result of the weather.
For weather-related cancellations, a rain voucher will be sent to you via email to the email account you provided to us when you purchased the tickets. You will receive one rain voucher for each ticket purchased. As Children's tickets are free at all times, you will not receive a rain voucher for any children's tickets. (Except for 2023's Alice in Wonderland, where children are charged entry)You can usually expect your rain voucher email(s) within hours after a rain cancellation but may take up to 24-48 hours. Rain vouchers may be redeemed online or at the box office.
5.2 The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival’s auditorium is completely uncovered. Patrons, therefore, accept that weather, climate, temperature and light conditions, which are out of our control, are an integral part of the experience at the Kinsmen Amphitheatre and may have an impact on their visit. See the Be Prepared page on our website for information about preparing for your visit.
5.3 While we will make every effort to complete each show, we reserve the right to stop and start the show as necessary.
5.4 Shows will only ever be cancelled or abandoned in the event of bad weather, where such weather is deemed by the management to pose a health and safety risk for the performers. In any case, shows will never be cancelled before their advertised starting time.
5.5 In some cases, we may choose to delay the start time of a show for various reasons, including weather forecasts we may have received.
5.6 If a show is cancelled on account of the weather, we will announce this at the time of cancellation at the venue. We do not communicate cancellations to patrons who did not come to the venue or who have already left the venue. However, you will still be able to benefit from our policy for exchanging tickets following a weather-related cancellation.
5.7 Exchanging tickets for weather-related cancellation:
5.7.1 If a show is cancelled or abandoned because of the weather, you will be entitled to exchange your ticket for seats or spaces available with the nearest value to your original ticket (rounded-up) at any other show at St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in our repertoire), subject to availability. Your rain voucher will be valid for redemption this season or our next season only.
5.7.3 Subject to availability: Your ability to exchange for a particular show on a particular date and time will be subject to the availability of spaces at that show on that date and time. This will be assessed at the point when we are processing your request for an exchange.
5.7.4 Exchanging tickets: Your rain voucher can be redeemed for a show ticket either:
(a) at our online box office
(b) In person at our King St office or the Amphitheatre Box Office during regular operating hours
5.8 Ticket Exchanges (not weather related)
5.8.1 All tickets purchased online or at the Box Office can be exchanged up to 24 hours before the scheduled showtime. You will be entitled to exchange your ticket for spaces available with the nearest value to your original ticket (rounded-up) to the same show, subject to availability. Less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled showtime, tickets may not be exchanged or refunded.
5.8.2 Up to 24 hours prior to the scheduled showtime, you may exchange your ticket in either of the following ways:
(a) at our online box office by clicking the link in your ticket purchase confirmation email. In your email, look for To EXCHANGE this TICKET, click here and follow the directions to select a different show date and exchange your ticket(s).
(b) at our King St, Prescott, ON Box Office by presenting your purchase confirmation email.
5.8.3 Your ability to exchange for a particular show on a particular date and time will be subject to the availability of spaces at that show on that date and time. This will be assessed at the point when we are processing your request for an
5.9 Other cancellations and resales:
5.9 For non-weather-related cancellations, only the face value of your ticket is refundable. This excludes any booking fees, delivery charges or other expenses incurred. In any event, personal arrangements, including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to the event which has been arranged by you, are at your own risk and not refundable by us.
5.9.1 Void tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
6: AT THE VENUE
6.1 The management reserves the right to refuse ticket holders' admission to the venue in reasonable circumstances, which include health and safety, environmental or security concerns, licensing reasons, or where a ticket is void. The management also reserves the right to request ticket holders to leave the venue at any point on reasonable grounds and may take any appropriate action to enforce this right without a refund.
The St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival seeks continually to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for everyone and pledges to treat all visitors with the utmost respect and dignity. We ask that visitors reciprocate the same in their treatment of our staff, artists, volunteers, and other guests, whether in person or online. With this in mind, discrimination or harassment of any kind, whether based on race, colour, national origin, religion, creed, gender identity, age, physical, mental or developmental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, or any other reason, will not be tolerated
6.2 The use of cameras, recording equipment and mobile phones is not permitted in the auditorium.
6.3 You must comply with the instructions and directions given by the theatre staff. Causing a disturbance, talking or making a noise during the performance or any other act that impacts other patrons' enjoyment of the show will not be tolerated. Failure to comply with this section will result in the offenders being asked to leave the venue, and no refund or exchange will be given. See section 7 below for information relating to children.
6.4 We are not liable for any loss, theft or damage of your personal belongings other than that caused as a result of our negligence.
6.5 Smoking, including e-cigarettes/vaping, is not permitted anywhere in the venue, including in the theatre grounds or auditorium.
6.6 Food: All menu items are subject to availability and may be substituted.
6.7 To allow you sufficient time to take your seats, you are welcome to take drinks into the auditorium.
6.8 In accordance with licensing regulations, you must be over the age of 19 to purchase and/or consume alcohol. You will need proof of ID if you appear to be under the age of 21.
6.9 Latecomers: We cannot guarantee that latecomers will be admitted, but will endeavour to admit them at a suitable point. Likewise, should it become necessary for you to leave the auditorium, we will endeavour, where suitable, but do not guarantee, to re-admit you at an appropriate point in the performance.
7.1 We reserve the right to add our own age restrictions and recommendations to any production; parents should check each production prior to booking. Age restrictions and recommendations for children may apply due to the nature and suitability of the show.
7.2 At our discretion and in the interest of other patrons, parents with children may be asked to remove children from the auditorium if they are causing a distraction for other patrons.
7.3 Whilst age recommendations and restrictions may be placed on some productions, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian in advance of purchase to make their own judgement as to the suitability of a show for their own child.
8. CONTACT US
8.1 If you have any questions or complaints, please e-mail email@example.com or phone 613-928-5788 Alternatively, you can write to Visitor Services, St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, 206 King Street West, Prescott, Ontario, Canada K0E 1T0