Dear Wayne Theatre Community,
Everyone is becoming increasingly aware of the effects that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on the everyday lives in our community.
The Wayne Theatre and other arts organizations and service businesses are being hit incredibly hard during this unprecedented pandemic. As we reported last week, the health and safety of our patrons, staff, actors, artists, and volunteers is our highest priority. We have cancelled some performances and are in the process of rescheduling other performances. It is likely that many more performances and events will have to be cancelled or rescheduled before this is all over.
While our doors may be temporarily shuttered, our creative spirits are alive and well. The Wayne Theatre staff, alongside local and regional artists, have been working all week to brainstorm ways that we can continue to create art and bring it to you in digital formats until we can resume normal "doors open" operations. We have some really exciting plans that will unfold in the coming days and weeks, including virtual performances, online learning opportunities for children and adults, adult and children's story hours, and many more amazing opportunities for you to experience art right from your living room through our Facebook page and our YouTube channel. All of these events will be Pay What You Will. We will communicate these events via email, our website, and Facebook as they are developed.
It is always our goal to GIVE to the community through the things we produce or present at the Wayne Theatre. However, it is also sometimes necessary for us to ASK for help from the community. While we are working on developing ways to continue to create and make art available for our community, it is also necessary for us to ask for your help so that we can make it through this challenging time. We've listed below some of the ways you could help right now.
- Consider making a direct donation to The Wayne Theatre either by mail or online
- Become a Partner in the Arts
- Consider converting ticket purchases for cancelled events into a donation instead of taking a refund
- Buy tickets now for future events
- Purchase gift certificates to give to someone else by calling us at 540-943-9999
We are a community; and together, we will weather the present storm. We look forward to interacting with you online until we are able to open our doors once again and welcome the community back into the beautiful space that is The Wayne Theatre.