The Carleton vs. COVID Redux

Last week, we were uneasy.  This week, the pandemic walls are closing in again.

The Carleton has been fortunate. We have remained COVID-free. We reduced seating to 1/2 capacity and implemented contact tracing. We were ready to ensure that 5 was maximum table size. We are a ticketed destination for music lovers and foodies, as opposed to a stopover for the casual bar crowd. Our audience is for the most part very respectful of “the rules”.

But then cases began to spike. And Nova Scotia, rightly so, has imposed tight restrictions in order to stop the spread, including closing all restaurants and bars in western and central HRM for at least two weeks. So much for our master plan to proceed with currently scheduled shows where possible.

Master plan #2 is to fully close The Carleton until at least Thursday, December 10, 2020. Unfortunately, as delicious as Chef’s food is, our takeout audience cannot justify the kitchen staying open.

For the shows that are impacted, ticket holders will be contacted directly. Please be patient as this takes time.

We can’t thank you all enough for the love you’ve shown The Carleton experience since coming out of lockdown this summer. The tunes, the frites, the joy… we promise it will all be back!

In the meantime, stay safe, be kind, and listen to music – it’s good for you!