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Festival Programming Announcement: June 26th


Inclement Weather Policy

SummerWorks is committed to upholding the health and safety of artists and audiences.

SummerWorks may postpone or cancel an outdoor performance or event, due to unsafe conditions caused by heavy rain or other kinds of inclement weather. Postponements and/or cancellations will occur no earlier than 10:00am on the performance/event day. 

(Note: some performances/events may move forward in light rain or mild conditions, so please prepare appropriately for these weather scenarios.)

If the weather forecast is uncertain, all artists, staff members, and volunteers will be present at the outdoor venue to assess the safety of the performance/event site. A decision will be confirmed one (1) hour prior to the performance/event time. In the event of a postponement or cancellation, an announcement will be delivered onsite by a SummerWorks team member, followed by updates on social media.

In the case of a thunderstorm or other kinds of severe weather while onsite, SummerWorks team members will enact our Thunderstorm Response Plan. All artists, staff members, volunteers, and audience members will be instructed to take shelter in designated areas. 

Additional information about rain dates or alternate performances will be communicated onsite (if known) and/or by updates on social media. 

 

The Lettuce Head Experience

Please stay hydrated by bringing your own bottled water and snacks to the site. We strongly encourage a hat or head covering, as well as sunscreen, during this activation. If you begin to feel unwell at any time during the event, please stop all physical activity and connect with a SummerWorks staff member or volunteer onsite.

There are no rain dates for this activation. If The Lettuce Head Experience is cancelled, due to inclement weather, we strongly encourage attendance at the next available activation. Please refer to the SummerWorks website or our Festival Guide for details.

 

TERRAFORM

We strongly encourage a hat or head covering and sunglasses, as well as sunscreen, during this activation. If you begin to feel unwell at any time during the event, please connect with a SummerWorks staff member or volunteer onsite.

There are two rain dates/times for the Nosh Activations:

  • August 12th, 3:00pm (as a rain date/time for August 11th, 3:00pm)
  • August 12th, 6:00pm (as a rain date/time for August 11th, 6:00pm)

If a Nosh Activation is cancelled, due to inclement weather, an announcement will be delivered onsite by a SummerWorks team member, and all reservation holders will be sent information about the rain date options via email. 

There is no rain date for the Artist & Community Chat on Monday, August 7th. Instead, audience members are encouraged to visit The Theatre Centre during Cafe/Bar opening hours to view the installation on the TD Green Roof -or- make a reservation for one of the Nosh Activations on August 11th (subject to availability). The TD Green Roof may be closed to the public, during certain weather conditions.

Patrons with mobility devices or anyone who requires assistance, should speak with a Theatre Centre staff member before accessing the TD Green Roof. 

 

Switching Regent(s): Making Street Theatre Magic

We recommend a comfortable pair of shoes and weather-appropriate attire for this outdoor sharing. If you begin to feel unwell at any time during the event, please connect with a SummerWorks staff member or volunteer onsite.

There are no rain dates for this outdoor sharing. In the case of inclement weather, there will be a 15-minute hold to assess the weather conditions. An announcement will be delivered onsite by a SummerWorks team member.

 

The Dinner Party

Event seating is available indoors and outdoors at this venue. The hosts of the event will provide onsite instructions for appropriate/available seating. The outdoor seating area is covered.

In the case of light rain or mild weather conditions, the event will move forward as planned. In the case of heavy rain or severe weather conditions, the event will be cancelled. An announcement will be delivered onsite by a SummerWorks team member. 

There are no rain dates for this event. 

Hello 123 is not a fully-accessible venue. The interior space is accessible by two stairs, and the washroom is only accessible by stairs to the basement level. 

Masks are strongly encouraged when not eating or drinking.