As our community continues to feel the increased impact of the coronavirus, we feel it is important to share with you what we are doing to help keep people safe and healthy. Please be assured we have protocols in place and are working within CDC and local public health officials’ guidelines.
Our mission is to enrich the cultural, intellectual, and emotional development of people of all ages by providing high-quality theatrical experiences and creating opportunities to engage in them, but as the situation evolves, we have made the decision to temporarily cease productions as of today, March 13, and we will keep you informed as other information becomes available.
The health and safety of our theatre community is our top priority. This difficult decision was not made lightly, and we hope to resume activities as soon as is safely possible.
This decision affects the following activities:
– The opening of our production of “The Hollow,” originally scheduled for this weekend, has been postponed until Thursday, March 26. This is subject to change as we continue to monitor the recommendations of local, state, and national agencies.
– The start of classes scheduled for Monday, March 16, will be delayed until Monday, March 30. Our education department will be reaching out to registered students to provide more information. This is subject to change.
– Auditions for “Dreamgirls” and “Cat in the Hat” will continue as planned on Monday, March 24. This is subject to change.
– The opening of our production of “Barefoot in the Park” will proceed as scheduled on Friday, March 27. This is subject to change.
Here are the immediate steps we are taking to serve our theatre community:
– Our box office will contact ticketholders by email and phone regarding rescheduling current reservations.
– We are exercising increased vigilance in cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing all public, backstage, and administrative spaces in the building in keeping with CDC guidelines.
– We are recommending all employees and guest artists take precautionary health measures, including frequent handwashing, social distancing, and staying home when sick or symptomatic.
We will provide further information and updates via our Facebook pages and website.
Our volunteers and patrons are at the heart of everything we do. Thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult situation one day at a time. While the short term will be challenging, we are committed to providing the same quality of theatre experiences, volunteer opportunities, and educational outreach you have come to expect. Thank you for your continued support of the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.
Posted March 13, 2020