In the event that public health restrictions prevent Shirley Gnome from going ahead on June 26th all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for the next scheduled event. Refunds will be made available as needed - email [email protected] to arrange.
From the West coast of Canada comes award-winning silly songstress Shirley Gnome (JFLNW, The Debaters, Melbourne Comedy Festival), whose salacious lyrics go down smooth with her gorgeous vocals and catchy melodies. Her latest release, Decoxification, went #1 on the iTunes comedy charts when it was released on the unfortunate date of March 13th of this year. It was also nominated for a Juno for Comedy Album of the Year. In February she released an EP of erotic pandemic love songs called ‘Quantity Time’ which will hopefully not be relevant for much longer.
“a joyful rebellion against rigid femininity, constrictive sexuality and what it means to be a “lady.”” - She Does The City, Toronto
“hilarious… Gnome is a disarmingly likeable performer” - Chortle (UK)
“magnificent” - Dan Savage (The Savage Lovecast, USA)
≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 50 tickets available for purchase. Tickets must be purchased in advance in groups of up to 6. You will be seated at your table once the whole group has arrived. Physical distancing must be observed between groups.
▪︎The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Bathrooms are limited to 1 person at a time. We’ve installed groovy high-tech foot switch-activated lights. Please tap the foot switch on when you are going in, and tap it off when you exit.
≫ We're Livestreaming !≪
The show will also be available as a livestream at facebook.com/VictoriaEventCentre and twitch.tv/victoriaeventcentre
This livestream will be available without admission fee.
If you’re able to donate and support these artists and the venue so they can keep it happening, donate here:
▪︎ Credit Card: http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/donate/
▪︎ Etransfer (please put "Shirley Gnome" in the message line and the password as "livestream"): [email protected]
≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Accessibility ≪
Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please make a note when purchasing tickets or contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once. See further details in the ‘Getting Inside’ section)
If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet.
There are two stalls in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5'x5' wheelchair clearance.