Updated April 7, 2021

In accordance with the Provincial Stay at Home order, the Baby Grand is no longer available to rent. Please contact the Manager, Grand Theatre, for further information: dzemba@cityofkingston.ca.

The on-site Box Office is closed to the public but may be contacted by phone from Monday – Friday, noon to 4:30 pm by calling 613-530-2050. You may also reach the Box Office by email at grandtheatre2@cityofkingston.ca


Culture and COVID-19

The City of Kingston continues to support the arts, heritage and culture as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The cultural and creative sectors are among the most affected by the current crisis and the City is committed to supporting their short-term viability and long-term recovery through existing and new programs, projects, funding initiatives and strategies.

Those efforts include a combination of programs, projects, funding and strategies. More information can be found online through the City of Kingston website. Efforts specific to the performing arts in Kingston include the following:

  • Virtual Grand OnStage: The popular Grand OnStage program relaunched in October 2020 as a virtual series featuring customized online experiences and opportunities for artist engagement with exceptional talent from across Canada.  Visit our webpage here for upcoming virtual presentations.
  • Local Arts Residency: The Grand Theatre Local Arts Residency is a pilot initiative that was developed in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts. The Residency, which takes place in the Grand Theatre’s Regina Rosen Auditorium is open to Kingston-based artists and collectives working in varying performing arts disciplines and provides participants space and support to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their research and time and nurture new directions in their work. Submit your application here.
  • City of Kingston Arts Fund: This program has been maintained and continues to provide critical Operating and Project grants to arts organizations and collectives. In 2021, the overall funding envelope has been reduced by 5% but Kingston City Council approved that an additional $200,000 be invested to create two new, one-time funding programs that include Resiliency Grants and Adapt Grants. Visit the City of Kingston website for more information.