Theatre Aurora's Statement regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated March 18 at 4:00 pm
Like everyone, we have been watching closely the updates related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The health and safety of everyone involved with our theatre and our community is of the utmost importance to us.
On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, the Government of Ontario declared a state of medical emergency in the province, and the Town of Aurora declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. In addition to libraries, private schools, and daycares, all facilities providing indoor recreational programs are legally required to close immediately. The Board of Theatre Aurora believes that this condition pertains to our own building and programs and is hereby announcing the immediate temporary closure of our building until future notice.
As part of this decision, we are suspending our youth programs in their current format. However, we are working on implementing an alternative program for the Young Company, which will be delivered online, and which we hope to have up and running in April.The youth program coordinator will be reaching out to all concerned participants over the course of the next few days.
Our season’s final production of “Arsenic and Old Lace” had been scheduled to open on April 23, 2020. We are currently looking at our production options for this show. We expect to have more information for patrons in the next couple weeks. At that time, all patrons who have purchased tickets will be contacted with their options.
None of these decisions have been easy, but we feel they have been essential for the well-being of our patrons, our volunteers, and our community. We thank you all for your patience and understanding as we continue to make decisions about our theatre in the upcoming weeks and months.