During times of uncertainty, we know that the theater is a fantastic way of bringing the community together and helping people cope.
However, based on the recommendations from the governor and the city, we have decided the most responsible decision for the safety and comfort of our patrons, artists, staff, and volunteers is to cancel public performances for 30 days through April 13. We have reached this decision in consultation with other Portland arts organizations and following the recommendation to cancel or postpone all indoor, public gatherings due to the COVID-19 outbreak
Pending future advisements about the safety and best interest of public gatherings, we hope to be able to resume activities in mid-April. We will keep you updated.
We do not take this shift in our programming lightly and we appreciate the significant impact these decisions have on our community—including the extraordinary artists who have created these breathtaking productions, our tireless staff who continue to support them, and our vibrant community of arts lovers and advocates who have made plans and travel commitments around these performances.
Portland Stage relies on ticket sales to support the creation of productions and programs for our community. We are in the process of exploring video production rights for our current stage production, Native Gardens, and if successful, we will be sending a link to all ticket purchasers who have not yet attended so that you may experience the performance from the comfort of your own home. If you have purchased tickets, the Box Office will be reaching out to provide options and will communicate with you in the near future. If you have NOT purchased a ticket, but would like to support this effort, please contact the Box Office and we will make this link available to you.
We ask that you consider donating the cost of your ticket(s) so we may continue to provide financial support for our theater family as we move forward. If you have not yet purchased a ticket, we ask that you consider doing so in support of our live theater community and Portland Stage. As a creative team, we are actively developing ways that we can continue to bring Portland Stage to you during this time of social isolation.
To all of you who have attended or participated in our productions and programs, you are part of our family. We are grateful for your patronage and support. As we continue to act, to inspire, and connect in new ways, we wish you safety and good health, and know that one day “this too shall pass.” I look forward to seeing you at the theater soon.
Executive & Artistic Director
Portland Stage Company
25 A Forest Ave/ Portland ME 04101