Public Health Update

September 8, 2020

With Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry’s directive banning mass gathering of more than 50 people, and the requirement of either a successful vaccine, reliable treatment, or community immunity before mass gatherings can resume in phase four of the B.C government’s restart plan, the Royal Theatre and the McPherson Playhouse will remain closed for public performances. At this time, all public events at the theatres until December 31, 2020 will be rescheduled or cancelled. Our team is working extremely hard and is in constant contact with presenters and promoters about the affected performances. To the affected ticket buyers, do not worry about your tickets. We will be in contact in the coming weeks.

The administration office continues to be open virtually with reduced hours. The admin team can be reached Tuesday to Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm by email. Please visit: for contact info.

As of August 4, the Royal Theatre and the McPherson Playhouse Box Office is closed. If you have any ticket related inquiries please email The email will be monitored Monday to Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

We thank you for your patience as we are experiencing a high volume of email and we are working to respond to you as quickly as we can.

The RMTS team is working closely with our committees and board of directors to find the best way forward during this time. We remain committed to continuing to support the vibrant arts, culture and entertainment that this community is known for.

Until we are all able to gather once again to experience unforgettable arts and entertainment stay well.

See the following sites for more information:

Island Health -

Public Health Agency of Canada —

BC Centre for Disease Control —

World Health Organization —

RMTS COVID-19 Safety Plan

The Royal Theatre, McPherson Playhouse and Royal & McPherson Theatres Society (RMTS) Administration Office are currently closed to the public.

To ensure the safety of our employees and contractors the RMTS has implemented a COVID-19 Safety Plan as per WorkSafeBC recommendations. Below you will find a link to the full plan. If you have any questions or concerns please direct them to your manager or your RMTS main contact.


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