COVID-19 and Theatre Events

Update on Malaspina Theatre Upcoming Events, internal and external uses:

The Fall 2020 semester at Vancouver Island University features a hybrid model of education delivery, with our courses and programs offered predominantly online.

At the direction of the provincial and federal governments and to ensure the health and safety of our students, employees and the broader community, there are very limited social activities on campus.

Until further notice, our Mike Taugher Studio (Bldg. 330) remains closed to both internal and external events.

Per our new processes created to manage the safe return to limited activities on campus, Malaspina Theatre (Bldg. 310) is open only to internal user groups. To minimize the risk of Covid transmission, all venue bookings require additional Health and Safety approvals for highly scheduled, small group, livestreamed events with no live audiences. Please contact Eliza.Gardiner@viu.ca for more information on how to book a physically-distanced initiative in this versatile venue.

External user groups are not able to rent the venue at this time; further decisions will be made in November about prospective rentals in the spring semester 2021.

Please see more details about the campus facilities re-opening phases: https://adm.viu.ca/health-and-safety/covid-19/stages-re-opening

All decisions at VIU are informed by the provincial governments recommendations that ensure we are putting actions in place to encourage social distancing.

The Theatre Department continues to reach out to all event coordinators to support re-scheduling requests, and appreciates all the patience that user groups are showing during this challenging time. We know that many people are feeling anxiety and concern around this quickly changing situation, and encourage anyone feeling impacted by this situation to access supports.

Please reach out with questions about the bookings process to Eliza.Gardiner@viu.ca.