Our COVID-19 Safety Plan

Welcome back to the Victoria Event Centre!

After a few months of closed doors and online broadcasts, we are ready to begin welcoming audiences back into the venue!

The health and safety of our guests, performers, organizers, and staff is of utmost importance to us, and we have been hard at work making sure that all new protocols are in place. We want to ensure that all our guests are comfortable in our space, and that you are aware of what to expect ahead of time.

When you join us you’ll notice some changes to the way things operate, and there are other measures we are taking that are more behind-the-scenes. In order for these changes to be successful, we’ll need the cooperation of guests, and an understanding that these things are all in place to ensure everyone’s safety and the continued operation of this venue.

Guidelines:

  • We are operating with a maximum guest capacity of 50, in physically distanced pods of no more than 6. Physical distancing must be observed between groups.

  • Guests will purchase tickets in advance, in groups of up to 6, and will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived.

  • The bar will provide table service. Instead of going to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.

  • Bathrooms are limited to 1 person at a time. We’ve installed groovy high-tech footswitch-activated lights. Please tap the foot switch on when you are going in, and tap it off when you exit.

  • Many of our shows will be broadcast online, so that our audience may attend virtually.


What we are doing to ensure proper hygiene in the venue:

  • Sanitization of all high-contact surfaces before and after events or seatings
  • Sanitization of high-contact surfaces that are used by multiple parties (bathroom, handrail, etc) at least every hour while events are in progress.
  • Employees and staff practice regular hand-washing, mask-wearing, and changing of disposable gloves
  • Everyone in the venue will have access to liquid hand sanitizer and paper towel, as well as face masks and gloves if desired.
  • Guests are highly encouraged to use hand sanitizer upon entry to the space.

See our full COVID Safety Plan below for more details.

If you have questions or concerns about COVID safety measures at the VEC, please feel free to contact safety@victoriaeventcentre.ca 

COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on the local arts community, and on us as a venue. Our goal is for the VEC to remain an important community gathering space in the months and years to come, and for all communities, audiences, performers to gather with confidence that we will continue to take all of the appropriate safety precautions.

We anticipate a gradual build towards filling our event calendar, and will announce new events as they are made public. Adapting to the current context will be a process, and there will be changes along the way.  We welcome your feedback while we develop new ways of operating, and please stay tuned for updates.

All event information is available here on our website and on our Facebook page. If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact events@victoriaeventcentre.ca – we’d be happy to discuss what we need to do to make your event successful.

We look forward to hosting you in our space!

Sincerely,

VEC Staff, Board of Directors, and Members

Full Safety Plan