A month after cancelling most of its 2020 season, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake says it will be welcoming back audiences for outdoor performances.
In a Twitter post, Shaw Festival says they will be putting on a “series of musical performance opportunities and a few other surprises.”
"We are thrilled to be able to partner with FedDev Ontario in encouraging a resurgence of safe, outdoor gatherings in NOTL through a series of musical performance opportunities and a few other surprises.” Tim Jennings, Executive Director https://t.co/2c7b7xTqYU
— Shaw Festival (@ShawTheatre) August 25, 2020
The minister of economic development Mélanie Joly, who is responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced an “intention to provide a contribution of up to $400,000 to the Shaw to support outdoor theatre performances and support visitor activity in Niagara-on-the-Lake.”
She said the money would help the Shaw Festival to continue “welcoming visitors, adapt to the new reality and keep supporting the region’s visitor economy.”