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A Safe Return

The health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff is our top priority. We will continue working closely with our government partners and safety advisors to safely welcome you back to live performances at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

Proof of Vaccination

The Young Centre for the Performing Arts will no longer require proof of vaccination for guests coming into the theatre.

Presentation of proof of vaccination (at least 2 doses, plus 14 days) will still be required to attend all performances of Kamloopa.

All Soulpepper and Young Centre staff and volunteers, as well as all artists, creatives, and crew are fully vaccinated.


All guests must wear a face mask in all Young Centre spaces except when actively eating or drinking in designated unmasking spaces. 

Arriving at the Theatre

Please ensure you have mask on before entering the venue. Tickets will be scanned inside the lobby as usual.

For the safety of all, patrons under quarantine or isolation, or who have been exposed or have come in contact with someone with COVID-19, are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19, must not come to the theatre.

Capacity Restrictions and Seating

In accordance with guidelines from Ontario Public Health the Young Centre will seat shows at a capacity of 100%, unless otherwise specified for a performance. Select dates have been made available for 50% capacity performances.

Cleaning Protocols

Enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols are in place before, during, and after each performance with common contact surface areas and hand sanitizers available throughout the venue.


The Young Centre Café will be open for performances, however, patrons may not bring food or drink into the theatres. Food and drink from the Café may be enjoyed by patrons in the Atrium before the show.

Our Safety Partner

In mapping out a safe return to the Soulpepper and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts engaged Get Ready Global, specialists in emergency management and training, to advise and guide all planning for live audience programming.

Soulpepper and the Young Centre for the Performing Arts have been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  This international symbol is designed to allow travellers to recognize companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene safety measures that ensure patron experiences are safe.