AS OF NOV. 13, 2021 PROOF OF VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED WHILE ATTENDING PERFORMANCES AT YAC AND THE OLD FIRE HALL

UPDATE: Proof of vaccination required while attending performances starting Nov. 13.

The Yukon Arts Centre and Old Fire Hall will require proof of vaccination to attend events starting on November 13, 2021.

The Yukon Arts Centre will be adopting the following protocols to support this directive from Yukon Government:

  1. All patrons will be able to purchase tickets on yukontickets.com without the need to confirm proof of vaccination
  2. Patrons will need to present proof of vaccination before being permitted to enter the Yukon Arts Centre or Old Fire Hall for their event
  3. Unvaccinated children under the age of 12 will be permitted entry – children will require identification listing their birth date.
  4. No exceptions will be made for medical or religious reasons – if a patron 12 and older does not have proof of vaccination they will not be allowed to enter
  5. All artist and renters will be required to provide proof of vaccination for their group before the start of their rental contract or event

If the public has any questions they should be sent questions to bookings@yac.ca


Since the Yukon Arts Centre is now working with the following COVID safety parameters:

  • Using only 40% seating capacity in the lower level and the balcony with socially distanced seating
  • No in-person box office sales at events (all sales are required to be online purchases)
  • No concession sales
  • Limiting performance run times to 120 minutes with no intermission, but washrooms will remain open
  • Facilitated entrances and exits for audience members
  • Mandatory face masks in theatre during performance
  • Gallery closed to the public post performance

Although the present CMO guidelines support increases to capacities for certain Yukon businesses, theatres have not yet been identified as venues that can relax social distancing safety measures, which would allow us to return to full capacity.

The return to normal operation will not happen quickly and will take time for us to implement. It will be based on the most accurate information we have to ensure patron, staff, volunteer, and artist safety, which will continue to be our number one priority. We also need to be cautious in our approach and make sure that the fall/winter does not bring a return of any gathering restrictions that would no doubt affect our business first.

Thank you for your continued support and patience.

 

Please follow our COVID guidelines below: 

  • We ask people who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or who are feeling ill to not visit the facility.
  • Please pay attention to any signage throughout the building.
  •  Hand sanitizers are availabe at our entrance and in the entrances to our community and main galleries.
  • Please do not enter areas that are roped off in our lobby.
  • If you are entering the art gallery you are required to fill out a contact tracing form on a tablet set up at the entrance. The form can also be filled out on your smartphone  using a QR code provided on a poster. You will only be contacted in the event of possible exposure to COVID.  Or the form can be done in advance of your vist. Click here.
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory and must remain on the whole time during your stay.
  • Visitors will be required to maintain a physical distance of 2 metres (6 feet).
  • All contact surfaces throughout our facility will be disenfected regularly.

For renters of our facilities, click here to download and read our detailed COVID-19 operational plan we have submitted to the government. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we provide you a safe and enjoyable visit to the Yukon Arts Centre. We will continue to update our COVID-19 protocols to reflect the Yukon Government guidelines.

For more information, please contact Kasey Rae Anderson at kasey.anderson@yac.ca