Monday, August 10, 2020

2020 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo cancelled due to COVID-19

The Tattoo will return to the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax June 26 – July 3, 2021

The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is the latest group to fall victim to the COVID-19 health crisis.

“The Tattoo has been celebrating the bond of friendship since 1979 never missing a beat, but sometimes the show cannot go on,” says a media release.

Tattoo organizers say while it may appear to be premature to cancel a show scheduled to take place in June, given its complexity and international cast, it requires an “extraordinary” lead time.

“Given the current unprecedented global situation and uncertainties that surround us, it is in the best interests of the Tattoo and our community to cancel the 2020 production,” says the release.

This year would have marked the 42nd annual production; a run organizers say “not many similar organizations have the privilege of experiencing.”

Dates for the Tattoos’ return in 2021 have already been set and will take place June 26 – July 3.

Ticket holders can find more information on refunds at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo website. However, like many arts organizations, the Tattoo is asking ticket holders to consider donating the value of their tickets back to the Tattoo for a charitable donation receipt.

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