Lindsay’s Academy Theatre celebrates its grand reopening with a concert by Alan Doyle

Fundraising concert on November 23 is the first show at the theatre since the pandemic began

Alan Doyle performs at the Academy Theatre for the Performing Arts in Lindsay on November 23, 2021. (Publicity photo)
Alan Doyle performs at the Academy Theatre for the Performing Arts in Lindsay on November 23, 2021. (Publicity photo)

After being closed since the pandemic began in March 2020, the Academy Theatre in Lindsay is celebrating its grand reopening by presenting iconic Canadian musician Alan Doyle at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23rd.

“I am thrilled to welcome home patrons, volunteers, sponsors, promoters, performers and staff to the Academy Theatre for the Performing Arts,” writes board chair Michael Piggott in an email announcing the show, which will also raise funds for the non-profit theatre.

“I would like to thank frontline workers for their continued efforts and our patrons for getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, and doing their part. Because of this, we are able to open, and we deeply appreciate it.”

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Best known as the former lead singer for Great Big Sea, Alan Doyle is a musician, songwriter, producer, actor, and author. The 52-year-old Newfoundland native, who released his fifth solo record Back to the Harbour in May, is touring across eastern Canada in November. CCMA-nominated country singer-songwriter Kelly Prescott will be opening.

Tickets for Doyle’s November 23rd show at the Academy Theatre go on sale online at 10 a.m. on Friday (October 22) at Ticketmaster at, with in-person sales at the Academy Theatre box office (2 Lindsay St. S., Lindsay) at 10 a.m. on Tuesday (October 26).

Two other concerts are also scheduled at the Academy Theatre in December: the Bob Seger tribute band Classic Seger on Saturday, December 4th, and The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas on Tuesday, December 7th.

VIDEO: “Back Home on the Island” by Ron Hynes performed by Alan Doyle

For a list of all upcoming shows, including concerts postponed during the pandemic, visit

As with all performance venues, COVID-19 protocols will be in place at the Academy Theatre, including proof of double vaccination and a requirement to wear face masks inside the venue. Doors will open one hour before every show.