Theatre Aurora's Statement regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Updated April 16, 2020 at 12:00 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.
In response to the calls for social distancing and self-isolation during what would have been our closing show, Theatre Aurora has moved its production Arsenic and Old Lace to next season. Arsenic and Old Lace will now replace the The Children's Hour as the first show of next season. The dates will be from October 15 - 24, 2020. Our Box Office manager, Barb, will be contacting patrons who have tickets to Arsenic and Old Lace to discuss the available options, including carry-over of tickets, and conversion to theatre credit or receiptable donations. We are very pleased at the commitment and support of the production team and cast in making this change. We look forward to seeing you in October at the opening.
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.