COVID-19: Season Update
Adaire Theatre 2020 Season Update
Dear friends of Adaire Theatre!
I hope you are well, staying safe and healthy. We miss you terribly. Our once packed theatre space of family and friends sits empty as much of our programming has moved online and taken the digital stage. While our mission and vision remain the same- to be a driving force behind a thriving community that enriches the New River Valley- we cannot in good faith open our doors and welcome you into our home as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We can, however, provide some key updates on what we have planned, what we've been doing and how you can help.
Adaire Theatre is committed to the safety of our patrons, staff, youth and our community and our re-opening plans do not have a definitive date set. Please continue to check our social media in order to view current changes to the performance calendar. In the meantime know that we cannot wait to bring you these great shows in a time where we can join together again safely as a community.
Our virtual summer camps went well this year. Campers had a blast spending one week mounting productions of Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Hansel and Gretel. In the coming weeks a number of Adaire Theatre programs will be made available online that we encourage you to give a try. Largely, free of charge. Our summer social drive-in concert was also a success and we look forward to providing future outdoor performances.
Adaire Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to bring all people together for quality experiences in the arts. Unfortunately, we have not been able to fulfill this purpose fully since March and we need your help. You can make a gift of any size by visiting our donation page. Your vital contribution will assist Adaire Theatre in maintaining a strong financial position and be ready to begin again when it is safe to do so. We look forward to many, many great years ahead and rely on the generosity of those in a position to make a gift during these trying times.
We also encourage you to follow the guidance of our elected officials and health and safety experts. The reality of this moment is it will be impossible to gather at the theatre until this pandemic ends or safety protocols advance to the point where we can gather indoors in large numbers. If you miss us, please protect yourself and other by following CDC guidelines by wearing a mask and maintaining social distance.
One thing we have not done is give up on our commitment to the arts. Art, and theatre specifically, is about adapting, improvising and being creative in the face of the unforeseen. I would like to thank everyone for their support, and understanding. We at Adaire Theatre have not forgotten about you and hope to see all of you soon.
Producing Artistic Director