Like many of you, we are staying informed about the events surrounding the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognize the growing concerns and have elected to postpone our production of “Annie” until June 18 – 21, 2020. Our “One Night Only” gala and has also been postponed, and the performance(s) of “The Bodyguard” has been postponed. The health and safety of our staff, artists, and audiences is of utmost importance.
We recognize that these decisions may cause significant inconvenience to our most loyal supporters and patrons, but please know your well-being will always be our top priority. As a nonprofit arts organization, weighing whether to postpone performances has been a challenging experience—but your safety is our top priority.
Starting this weekend our team will start contacting all patrons who have tickets to a performance of “Annie” to see which performance date(s) you would like to have your tickets moved. If it is easier for you to select your show at another time, we can offer a voucher, at the value of your purchase, to use over the next 12 months. To those patrons, we are also offering free ticket exchanges until the end of this year. If none of those options work, then we will give a refund via the original payment method.
You may also donate the value of your tickets back to New Venture Theatre as a tax-deductible donation. We would be so grateful if you would also consider making a charitable contribution to help us continue operating through this unprecedented crisis. If you would like to donate to New Venture please visit newventuretheatre.org .
Most importantly, there is a great amount of fear and confusion surrounding COVID-19. Our thoughts are with the many affected across the globe. We are aware of our theatre’s power to gather communities to experience transformative storytelling.
It is with a heavy heart that we find ourselves unable to offer our supporters an opportunity to witness the work that was in progress for its scheduled performances. However, we can assure you that “Annie” is going to be a knockout! Our cast and crew have been working hard on the show, and we are excited to pick things back up in May for our new June performance dates.
New Venture Theatre stands committed to our mission to celebrate the human condition through the prism of the African American experience by producing quality and transformative theatre that enlightens, educates and inspires everyone! We will get through this and come out stronger than ever!
Please contact us if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Performance Dates for Annie:
June 18, 2020
June 19, 2020
June 20, 2020
June 21, 2020
We will update you with any changes as soon as we have them.