Like everyone else in the world, Hugh's Room Live is closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 outbreak. Based on the information currently available, we have made the painfully difficult decision to postpone all shows through to the end of April, effective immediately.
If you have tickets for a postponed show, please watch for more information about rescheduling. We will notify every ticket holder when a new date and venue are found for each the shows on our calendar. If you are unable to attend a rescheduled show, we ask everyone to please consider their ticket purchase a donation to Hugh's Room Live instead of requesting a refund. As a non-profit registered charity, we will gladly send you a tax receipt for the equivalent amount of your purchase.
Like so many art, culture and hospitality organizations, our artists and staff are struggling greatly during this time. We encourage everyone in our audience to continue supporting live music wherever possible until we reach the other side of this pandemic that has so devastated the arts and culture of our society. Please know that your continued support will add much-needed sustainability to our venue.
Hugh's Room Live Forced to Move Due to Rent Hike
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Hugh’s Room Live’s current lease expires as of April 1, 2020. Despite months of negotiations with our landlord, we have failed to come to agreement on terms based on fair market value. As a result we will be closing our doors at our current location on March 31, 2020.
It is our intention to honour as many of our show bookings and tickets as possible, but it is going to take us a bit of time to secure an alternate venue. We are actively working to develop a relocation plan for the next few months while we seek a long-term solution. We are hopeful that all shows on the calendar will have a home.
Please be assured that we are doing our best, and will be back to you as soon as we possibly can with a suggested venue for shows to which you already hold tickets so do watch for emails in the coming weeks. We ask patrons to kindly not reach out to our box office for updates in the interim.
In the meantime, please know that we have every intention of continuing to thrive as a live music venue in Toronto. Our financials are strong and getting stronger. This is a short term bump in the road to long term sustainability.
We will continue to explore a longer term solution to continue to bring provide the best listening experience for you. Any thoughts that you may have in this regard are also invited.
For all of your support over the years, from the musicians and staff to the patrons, donors, members, promoters, photographers and journalists who have graced our room and stage, we want to express enormous gratitude for the memories, and want to ensure everyone that our story has only just begun...