Dear Geordie Family,
We know that these times remain challenging for so many of us. For months, our communities have been navigating the uncertainty of what the “new normal” looks like; we know how you feel as our Geordie staff, board and extended family have been riding these waves alongside you.
As the arts sector, schools, and households adapt to this current climate, we want to make sure that you, our cherished audience, can still experience the impact of theatre in the safest and healthiest environments. In addition to following public health requirements and restrictions, we are working with a Health and Safety Coordinator to make specific recommendations on all of our programming and initiatives to ensure our artists and audiences remain taken care of. We have also emboldened our online and live virtual capacity to give our audiences and students the feeling of immediate interaction with our productions, our Geordie Theatre School teachers, and our artists.
Over the course of the year, we will ensure to update you on any important information on the pandemic’s potential future affect on our programming. But in the meantime, check out our FAQ, and as always, please let us know any questions you may have.
We are hopeful that we will be able to meet at the theatre soon, but until then, we must all take responsibility in ensuring that everyone who does come to our home, can do so with ease and safety.
Thank you for staying with us and be well!
– Mike Payette, Artistic and Executive Director
The Geordie office is closed. However, the whole team is working remotely from home.
For general inquiries, please email Violette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a difficult time for arts and culture worldwide, and we are already feeling tremendous support from our patrons and supporters asking us how they can help. If you would like to donate to Geordie Theatre, click HERE. We are so lucky to have such a supportive community and are proud to call each and everyone one of you part of the Geordie family.
Absolutely! Our tour is planned to operate from September to April as usual, with the option of live-streaming if it is not possible to visit your school in person.
Geordie Theatre will continue to follow the guidelines set out by public health authorities as they appear, and we are preparing several different methods to bring our content to you this year. From new sanitation protocols for our sets and actors, to digital and live-streaming options, we are getting ready to adapt to new situations as soon as they develop.
A week before the date and time of our visit with you, Kieran will send you a weblink that will direct you to a special viewing area on our website
Tune in using the weblink ten minutes before the show to be ready for the performance
After the show, stay connected for our live Talkback with the students using a ‘chat’ function
Resources & FAQs re: COVID-19
Federal Economic Response Plan
Federal Support for Individuals
Federal Work Sharing Overview
Provincial Information Re: Coronavirus
Provincial Temporary Aid for Workers Program
PACT COVID-19 Resources
QDF COVID-19 Resources
Emergency Support for Artists Currently Funded (Form – French Only) // Contact CALQ by email
Emergency Support for Organizations Currently Funded (Form – French Only) // Contact CALQ by email
Geordie Theatre is located on the unceded Indigenous lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) nation of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Tiotià:ke (known as Montréal) has existed as a meeting place of many First Nation peoples, including but not limited to the Abenaki , Anishinaabeg (Algonquin), and the Huron-Wendat. We extend our deepest respect to the elders of these communities and to all Indigenous peoples who carry the history of this island’s land and waters – caring for it and calling it home. We are honoured and privileged to share stories on this land.
We wish to also acknowledge that we are grateful to those seeking sustainable solutions to our global climate crisis, so that we may continue to inspire and challenge our audiences near and far.
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