The 2019 Tuckamore Festival will play host to over 35 concerts and events across 6 locations in St. John’s, Admiral’s Cove and Brigus. We are pleased each year to continue working towards making our annual event more inclusive and accessible to all patrons. Our D.F. Cook Recital Hall and Suncor Energy Hall concerts are located in the Memorial University School of Music. This venue is entirely wheelchair accessible including all entrances and washrooms, as well as designated areas for wheelchair seating in both halls.
For patrons of our Parker Quartet concert at the Kirk on August 15, there is an accessible entrance through the vestry, on the right side of the church through the fenced gate. Please note that the washrooms are not wheelchair accessible; there are several steps through a narrow doorway leading up to the area behind the altar with the washrooms. If you need assistance to enter the venue, please let our staff know at (709) 330-4599 and we will ensure someone is there to meet you on the evening.
Our afternoon Young Artist recitals will be held at the Anglican Cathedral this year, on the two Wednesdays and Thursdays during the Festival. The Cathedral’s accessible entrance is located on Gower Street. Please note that the washrooms are not wheelchair accessible; they are in the basement of the Cathedral. If you need assistance to enter the venue, please let our staff know at (709) 330-4599 and we will ensure someone is there to meet you on the evening.
As for our concerts in the Rocket Room, you can enjoy great music without climbing those two long flights of stairs! Please park on Duckworth Street and enter through the rear door of the venue. There is a load-in ramp for wheelchairs or those with accessibility issues, and we will have volunteers there on the evening to meet and assist. Parking can sometimes be an issue downtown on warm summer evenings, so you may instead want to opt for underground parking at MetroPark, 330 Duckworth St.
The Old Church is located in Admiral’s Cove, Cape Broyle. Tickets for the Parker Quartet event are selling fast, so act soon if you want to catch this intimate chamber music event in one of the most gorgeous venues around! From St. John’s, take Route 10 South to Cape Broyle. Shortly after passing the town limit, look for the sign for Admiral’s Cove (just before the Home Hardware). Turn left. The church is after 3km, on your left.
St. George’s Heritage Church is located in the scenic town of Brigus. Take a day trip from the city for our Young Artist Concert on August 17 and enjoy the picture postcard beauty of this authentic fishing town. Click here for directions from MUN School of Music.