MARKHAM, ON – November 12, 2021 – The City of Markham is pleased to welcome commercial producers, community presenters and audiences back to the Flato Markham Theatre starting on January 16, 2022. This comes as the Province incrementally lifts public health and workplace safety measures – including capacity limits and physical distancing requirements - under A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term and as vaccination rates continue to rise.

“Flato Markham Theatre continues to be an important champion of our City’s vibrant arts and cultural diversity,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “The pandemic has heavily impacted the live arts industry but I am amazed by the innovative ways our Flato Markham Theatre leadership team as well as artists, musicians, singers and dancers have pivoted during this time. As the Theatre reopens on January 16, I hope you, your family and friends will have the opportunity to safely visit and enjoy a show while supporting wonderful talent.”

New shows for the 2022 Diamond Season will be announced soon. All rescheduled 2020 performances are currently listed and on sale on the Theatre’s website.

Tickets will go on sale at the Box Office between 12 PM and 4 PM, from Monday to Friday at 905.305.7469 starting in early December. They are also available anytime online.

The Theatre is now also accepting venue rental inquiries and bookings for dates in 2022 and beyond.

For more information and all details on the facilities available for rent at the Theatre, details on professional and community programs, Diamond Season and online sales, visit flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.

Check flatomarkhamtheatre.ca, and follow @FlatoMarkhamTheatre on Facebook or @MarkhamTheatre on Twitter or Instagram for the latest updates.

Throughout the pandemic, the City of Markham has taken a balanced and cautious approach to reopening in order to help keep our community safe.

The health and safety of our visitors, community and our staff remains our number one priority, and proof of full vaccination will be required to enter the Flato Markham Theatre by all visitors who are 12 years of age and older. Provincially defined medical exemptions apply.

When entering, you must show:

  • Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 proof of vaccination in the form of a printed vaccine receipt or the enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code (sometimes called a vaccine passport or vaccine record) indicating that you are fully vaccinated, and 14 days past your second shot;

  • Identification which includes name and date of birth; and,

  • Proof of completion of City of Markham COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire on your mobile device or a printed copy.

Vaccines are safe, effective and are the best way to protect yourself and others in our community from serious illness. For more information about how to get vaccinated, visit york.ca/covid19vaccine.

The Flato Markham is the latest City venue to open, following the reopening of the Markham Museum grounds, Varley Art Gallery of Markham, select Markham Public Library branches, and community and recreation centres. For more information about facility reopenings and specific services available at each facility, visit markham.ca/reopening.

The Flato Markham Theatre, Markham Museum and Varley Art Gallery continue to offer a variety of virtual programs that can be enjoyed at home.

Related links:

Markham’s Contact Centre continues to respond to inquiries about municipal services and programs at customerservice@markham.ca and 905.477.5530, Monday to Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.

For the latest information and updates related to COVID-19, visit markham.ca/covid19.

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
At mayorscarpitti@markham.ca.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 240 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.

MARKHAM, ON – November 12, 2021 – The City of Markham is pleased to welcome commercial producers, community presenters and audiences back to the Flato Markham Theatre starting on January 16, 2022. This comes as the Province incrementally lifts public health and workplace safety measures – including capacity limits and physical distancing requirements - under A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term and as vaccination rates continue to rise.

“Flato Markham Theatre continues to be an important champion of our City’s vibrant arts and cultural diversity,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “The pandemic has heavily impacted the live arts industry but I am amazed by the innovative ways our Flato Markham Theatre leadership team as well as artists, musicians, singers and dancers have pivoted during this time. As the Theatre reopens on January 16, I hope you, your family and friends will have the opportunity to safely visit and enjoy a show while supporting wonderful talent.”

New shows for the 2022 Diamond Season will be announced soon. All rescheduled 2020 performances are currently listed and on sale on the Theatre’s website.

Tickets will go on sale at the Box Office between 12 PM and 4 PM, from Monday to Friday at 905.305.7469 starting in early December. They are also available anytime online.

The Theatre is now also accepting venue rental inquiries and bookings for dates in 2022 and beyond.

For more information and all details on the facilities available for rent at the Theatre, details on professional and community programs, Diamond Season and online sales, visit flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.

Check flatomarkhamtheatre.ca, and follow @FlatoMarkhamTheatre on Facebook or @MarkhamTheatre on Twitter or Instagram for the latest updates.

Throughout the pandemic, the City of Markham has taken a balanced and cautious approach to reopening in order to help keep our community safe.

The health and safety of our visitors, community and our staff remains our number one priority, and proof of full vaccination will be required to enter the Flato Markham Theatre by all visitors who are 12 years of age and older. Provincially defined medical exemptions apply.

When entering, you must show:

  • Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 proof of vaccination in the form of a printed vaccine receipt or the enhanced vaccine certificate with a QR code (sometimes called a vaccine passport or vaccine record) indicating that you are fully vaccinated, and 14 days past your second shot;

  • Identification which includes name and date of birth; and,

  • Proof of completion of City of Markham COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire on your mobile device or a printed copy.

Vaccines are safe, effective and are the best way to protect yourself and others in our community from serious illness. For more information about how to get vaccinated, visit york.ca/covid19vaccine.

The Flato Markham is the latest City venue to open, following the reopening of the Markham Museum grounds, Varley Art Gallery of Markham, select Markham Public Library branches, and community and recreation centres. For more information about facility reopenings and specific services available at each facility, visit markham.ca/reopening.

The Flato Markham Theatre, Markham Museum and Varley Art Gallery continue to offer a variety of virtual programs that can be enjoyed at home.

Related links:

Markham’s Contact Centre continues to respond to inquiries about municipal services and programs at customerservice@markham.ca and 905.477.5530, Monday to Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM.

For the latest information and updates related to COVID-19, visit markham.ca/covid19.

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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office:
At mayorscarpitti@markham.ca.

All other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Jennifer Yap, Coordinator, Communications and Media Relations at jyap@markham.ca or 437.229.2450.

For COVID-19 announcements from the City of Markham:
Visit markham.ca/covid19 or listen to 105.9 The Region – Markham’s information and emergency radio station.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 351,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 650 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 240 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.

Stay Connected: Visit our newsroom or search #MarkhamNews and #MarkhamEvents for the latest information on City programs, services and event.