Doors Open Kingston 2021-Kingston Theatre Organ Society

Date: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Welcome to our Doors Open 2021 Kingston!  Be part of that unique behind the scenes peeks within Kingston's cultural attractions!

The Kingston Theatre Organ Society founded in 1981 to support Canada’s largest Theatre Pipe Organ.  Built in Chicago in 1928 for the State Theater in Youngstown, Ohio, the organ was rescued in the late 1970s and brought to Kingston. When no available suitable theatrical venue could be found, the organ was professionally installed, with much volunteer help, in the Anglican Church of the Redeemer in north Kingston. From an original 12 ranks, the instrument has been expanded to its present 28 ranks plus piano. Cumbersome electro-mechanical relays have given way to a state-of-the-art electronic control system, including the magic of digital replay. Visiting performers marvel at the acoustic control possible with unusually large (and silent) swell shutters.

Our Doors Open Tours are set up to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined in the Step 3 – Reopening Ontario legislation and KFL&A Public Health Unit specific protocols. Each of our participating sites has outlined their capacities and available tickets numbers are based on their input.

Please remember to bring an appropriate face mask or covering as recommended by the Kingston Public Health Unit. A small supply of masks will be available for each tour and hand sanitizer for your use.

Tours are scheduled from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and allowing time for cleaning and sanitizing between tours.

Due to the nature of this site visit (which involves sitting and listening to an organ performance), proof of vaccination status is required to enter this site.  Please be prepared to shoe your vaccine receipt(s) along with another piece of photo identification, such as a driver's licence or health card.

Please click here to register for a tour:

Location: 
89 Kirkpatrick Street, Kingston, Ontario
  • Kingston
  • The Great Waterway
  • KEDCO
  • Tourism Kingston
  • Ontario Heritage Trust