Category: Amphitheaters & Festivals

Is The Vertical Theatre the Answer?

The Vertical Theatre Group, founded in August, is working toward a new venue design that could host profitable live performances with social distancing.

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HockeyFest Drops Puck on Comeback

HockeyFest – Game On! has staged its first street hockey event of the COVID-19 era, taking to a London, Ontario, shopping center parking lot to host 140 teams and 1,200 players.

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Township Keeps the Music Playing

The shows have gone on in the township of Woodbridge, N.J., after a plan was developed to do them all outside Woodbridge High School with physical distancing measures. “We played around with some different designs and decided to draw 9-foot-square boxes 6 feet apart,” organizer Bill Brandenburg said.

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Berlin Amphitheater Schedules Concerts

The Waldbühne’s capacity of 22,260 will be reduced to 5,000 for the September shows. Semmel Concerts lines up Waldbühne shows for September The Waldbühne amphitheater, considered one of the most scenic outdoor stages in Germany, will reopen at reduced capacity Sept. 3-4 with two concerts by Roland Kaiser. Capacity will be limited to 5,000 guests who agree to comply with COVID-19 safety measures. The Waldbühne usually holds 22,260 people. CTS Eventim operates the venue, part of Olympiapark Berlin. Semmel Concerts, part of CTS Eventim’s promoter network Eventim Live, is promoting the shows, as well as three more that have been confirmed for the site: German rap star Sido (Sept. 5), Helge Schneider (Sept. 6) and Wincent Weiss (Sept. 18). German singer Kaiser had been scheduled to kick things off Sept. 4, but the Sept. 3 date was added to satisfy ticket demand. “We’ve had many positive reactions about us realizing […]

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Vail Amphitheater: Cautious and Careful

“Remember the Titans” entertained families at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in July. (Jon Resnick/Vail Valley Foundation) Colorado’s Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater welcomes back shows, fans As Europe has served as an example of how to put on drive-in shows, socially distanced arena concerts and even the odd outdoor in-person concert during the novel coronavirus pandemic, traditional concert venues on this side of the pond are getting back into the swing of things as well. “It’s not because each area has its own political agenda. Sometimes it’s based on science,” said Tom Boyd, director of the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, a regular summer concert venue in the city of Vail, Colo., a 1 ½-hour drive from Denver. “Eagle County, Colo., was one of the early hotspots, but we were also early to get out of this,” Boyd said, emphasizing that the amphitheater’s shows are in full accordance with local regulations and that […]

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