This isn’t a typical year and this isn’t a typical Festival of Small Halls.
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is continuing the spirit of live shows within unique venues across Eastern Ontario – on a safe and small scale. We’re talking limited bubble seating in select, spacious halls which can accommodate patrons in a socially-distanced environment.
From Oct. 9 to Oct. 31, the Festival of Small Halls will pull together stunningly creative forces in small group live shows at four venues across Eastern Ontario: Almonte Old Town Hall, Manotick United Church, Seeley’s Bay Community Hall and St. John’s United Church in Brockville.
This year, the artists are a tour de force of Canadian resilience, harnessing the spirit of triumph and reminding us what it feels like to celebrate something special. Hawksley Workman and Tom Wilson will kick off the re-imagined Festival of Small Halls and are joined on the bill by The Abrams and Festival favourites, Great Lake Swimmers. Festival aficionados will also remember the talents of NQ Arbuckle, Kelly Prescott, and Devin Cuddy, but be ready to fall in love with Festival first-timers Wild Rivers, Hannah Georgas, Tim Baker and Ben Caplan.
See the full 2020 Small Halls schedule here.
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls plants inspired, decorated and mind-blowing artists into rural halls across Eastern Ontario, bursting with community vibes. The Festival of Small Halls takes showcasing these cherished rural venues to heart and puts the halls themselves front and center to shine with intriguing details, heart-warming history and community at their core.
The Festival crew has a full safety and protocol plan in place to follow the guidelines set out by the province and local health authorities. Learn more through our FAQs here.