How the OPO is responding to COVID-19

To Our Valued Patrons,

The health and safety of our audience, musicians, and staff is deeply important to us at the Ottawa Pops Orchestra. Due to the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are sorry to announce the postponement of our Video Game Symphony on March 21st.

We will be moving the Video Game Symphony from March 21st to two nights in May, May 15th and 16th 2020, both at 7:30pm at the same locations (the Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, 101 Centrepointe Drive).

We did not make this decision lightly but feel it is the best step forward for our patrons and ourselves.

Message Regarding Refunds and Exchanges

At this time, all ticket holders will have their tickets transferred to the Saturday May 16th performance. Rest assured that all ticket buyers will be taken care of. Please hold on to your tickets as at this time, all ticket holders to the March 21st event will have their tickets transferred to the Saturday May 16th performance. Ticket holders who would like to request a performance date change or a refund may do so by contacting the Meridian Theatres Box Office directly. Please be aware that call volumes are heavy and that you may experience prolonged wait times.

Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe Box office

Telephone: 613-580-2700
Toll-free: 1-866-752-5231

Additional COVID-19 Information

The OPO cares deeply about keeping our communities healthy. In accordance to the Public Health Agency of Canada, it is recommended that:

  • If you are experiencing sneezing, coughing, or fever, please stay home.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing (or an elbow or shoulder if no tissue is available).
  • Consider elbow bumps – or perhaps jazz hands – instead of handshakes!

For more detailed information about and general precautions regarding COVID-19, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website. We also recommend the following helpful video from Vera Etches, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health.

Each one of us at the Ottawa Pops Orchestra wants to extend our best wishes for your health, both physical and mental, during this difficult time. While we will miss making music with you, we have hope for a healthy and music-filled future


The Ottawa Pops Orchestra Team