Western Canada Theatre has updated its plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now says it will reassess some events and limit attendance to current events in accordance with the province's ban on gatherings of more than 250 people. One event has so far been rescheduled.
Thursday evening's performance at the Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts will continue, but be limited to 249 people including staff, artists and patrons. Further information is expected on festival performances scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
Performances of Café Daughter will proceed as planned, already limited by the size of its venue. The Pavilion Theatre seats 150 people.
Mini Pops Live, for which the Kamloops Live box office was selling tickets, has been postponed until the fall. The concert was scheduled for Saturday at Sagebrush Theatre.
Tickets for future events will remain on sale while event producers are contacted to make arrangements.
Western Canada Theatre is asking patrons to avoid contacting the Kamloops Live box office "unless absolutely necessary."
The update is the second of the day from WCT, who earlier announced they would be proceeding with all events and implementing additional cleaning measures at venues, while encouraging those who feel sick to stay at home.
Those staying away from an event they previously purchased tickets to can contact the Kamloops Live box office on the day of the performance to arrange for an account credit or ticket exchange.
The current WCT season has nearly wrapped up. The theatre organization is showing Café Daughter until March 21 at Pavilion Theatre. The final mainstage production will be Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen, running from March 26 to April 4 at the Sagebrush. Boy in the Moon will run from April 15 to April 19 and Every Brilliant Thing runs from April 30 to May 9, both at the Pavilion.