The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is currently operating with limited capacities and COVID-19 protocols in place in accordance with provincial public health and safety guidelines. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to support our community and keep everyone safe.
The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance | Reopening Plan
Updated July 19, 2021
In accordance with the Government of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopening, as a performing arts venue The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is currently operating as is outlined in Step 3—rehearsals and performances are permitted with restrictions and capacity limits. For detailed sector specific guidelines please see Concert venues, theatres and cinemas.
Please note, with a multitude of postponed projects to reschedule, availability for outside bookings will be very limited throughout the 2021-2022 season. All users must agree to follow the guidelines in the links below when visiting The Citadel.
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Hours of OperationThe Citadel: Ross Centre for dance is currently operating at a reduced capacity. Rentals/usage outside of these hours by special permission only.
Hours of OperationThe Citadel: Ross Centre for dance is currently operating at a reduced capacity. Rentals/usage outside of these hours by special permission only
|Lobby Area||Jean Soper Studio||Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre||Lindy Green Wing|
|8 people||18 people||26 people||8 people|
|Lobby Area||8 people|
|Jean Soper Studio||18 people|
|Mimi Herrndorf |
|Lindy Green Wing||8 people|
Mimi Herrndorf Studio Theatre
Jean Soper Studio
|$25 per hour (2 hour minimum)||$20 per hour (2 hour minimum)|
|$50 per hour with technician (4 hour minimum)|
The Citadel has an accessible washroom located in the lobby at street level. Both Studio A and Studio B are accessible by a two person elevator located at the lobby level. Community members using mobility devices can use the elevator to access these spaces, however, it requires a staff member’s assistance to operate. We regret this obstacle to greater accessibility. The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is located near accessible transit stops at Parliament Street at Dundas Street East.
The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance is located at 304 Parliament Street, just south of the intersection of Parliament Street and Dundas Street East. Transit stops at this intersection are serviced by the 65 PARLIAMENT bus travelling North/South and the 505 DUNDAS streetcar route travelling East/West.
All visitors/patrons must screen themselves for COVID-19 before entry. If a visitor answers YES to any of the questions posted on the COVID-19 signage outside the building, they are kindly requested to NOT enter the building.
All renters and their parties as well as artists/staff contracted or employed by the company must fill out a personal health assessment and contact tracing from upon entering the building each day. This may be done via paper form or via phone or tablet by scanning the QR code displayed at the front desk.
Physical Distancing / Capacity Limits
All visitors/patrons must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from others. Performers must maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from any audience members or spectators.
Capacity for each room is based on the current allowable limit of 50% of the usual seating capacity or the number of people that can maintain a physical distance of 2 metres (depending on the space). Maximum capacities are posted outside all spaces. Reservations are required for seated events.
All visitors, patrons and staff are required to wear masks when inside the building. Dancers working alone in the studio are not required to wear a mask.
Dancers/performing artists are not required to wear a face covering while performing or rehearsing for a performance. We encourage artists to respect the wishes of those they are working with in regard to keeping masks on while rehearsing if preferred.
All other visitors not physically engaged in the rehearsal and/or performance (choreographer, designer, outside eye, etc.) are required to wear a mask at all times. Masks must be worn at all times when in the washrooms and in the lobby.
The studio, theatre, washrooms, green room and lobby are cleaned thoroughly each morning (including all high-touch surfaces and studio floors). Spray bottles with alcohol and paper towels are available in both the studio and the theatre for renters to sanitize high touch surfaces at the start and end of their time (optional).
Food and Drink
Only bottled water and beverages are permitted in the studios. Meals and snacks are to be consumed in the lobby or the dressing room. There is no food allowed in the studios.