Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
July 10, 2020
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Community Theatre has been proactive in making plans and taking action to keep our patrons and volunteers safe. For several months, we have been working on a re-opening plan for our upcoming season. While we had hoped to open our 2020-2021 season as planned, we do not believe conditions have yet improved to a point that will allow us to keep our volunteers safe in a rehearsal setting. Therefore, we have made the decision to remain closed to the public through at least September 27, 2020. Our production of Little Women that was scheduled to open in September will be moved to the 2021-2022 season.
Our Covid-19 Task Force will continue to evaluate the situation and make decisions regarding future productions when it is appropriate to do so. At this time, all ticket sales for the 2020-2021 season are on hold. We will resume ticket sales once we are able to make the decision to reopen.
Although our building will remain closed for the near future, we have plans in the works for a few exciting programs that will be held at outdoor venues and online. Keep tuned to our social media channels and website for more information in the coming weeks.
As you can imagine, this pandemic has greatly impacted arts organizations, including CT. Each time we must make the decision to cancel a production, we face a tremendous loss in revenue.
We would like to thank our friends that have so graciously donated to Community Theatre over the past several months. Your support has been vital to our maintaining operations during the pandemic.
While this intermission is lasting longer than we had hoped, we assure you that we will be back – and better than ever!
Community Theatre of Terre Haute Board of Directors
May 15, 2020
After considering the information concerning singing and the rise in the virus this week in Terre Haute we have canceled the summer 2020 Children’s Camp.
May 3, 2020
The Covid-19 Task Force met yesterday to discuss Governor Holcomb’s new order and plan for re-opening the state and how the new plan will affect CT’s operations. After a lot of discussions, the committee has made the following decisions regarding current operations:
CT will remain closed to the public and volunteers until further notice. We feel that it is important to continue to limit the amount of traffic in the building for everyone’s safety. However, beginning Monday, May 4 board members only are permitted to be in the building for extended periods of time, provided that social distancing practices are followed. Non-board volunteers are still prohibited from entering the building at this time.
Committee meetings of 10 or fewer people may take place in the building, provided that social distancing practices are followed. We encourage committee meetings to take place via video conference or teleconference whenever possible.
The May 12 Board of Directors annual meeting and regular business meeting will take place in-person, in the auditorium so that social distancing can be practiced. Any board member who does not feel comfortable attending in person can attend via Zoom, which will count as “present” for attendance. An electronic ballot for voting on directors and officers will be made available to those attending via Zoom. Board members attending via Zoom will also have the ability to vote and comment on any business during the regular meeting.
At this time, we are still planning to hold Awards Night on June 20. It will be a scaled-down format compared to what we are used to and we may have to limit the number of people in attendance. We will continue to evaluate that as time proceeds.
Summer Camps are being postponed to July, but still being held at this time. We will continue to monitor conditions and make decisions regarding camps as necessary.
The committee will continue to monitor the situation and recommendations from officials. While we are cautiously optimistic, we realize that conditions may change at any time. We want to encourage everyone to continue to be vigilant and cautious in your day-to-day activities. We hope to resume normal operations in time for the 2020-2021 season, but that will require us all to use good judgment and stay safe.
April 19, 2020
To our patrons, volunteers, sponsors, advertisers, and donors: we want to thank you for your continued support of Community Theatre of Terre Haute. In over 93 years, CT has faced its share of challenges and we will get through this difficult time just as we have so many others in our history.
Over the past several weeks, Community Theatre of Terre Haute has continued to monitor the public health situation surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the guidelines from state and federal officials. As this situation has continued to evolve, the impact to our operations has grown. Due to recent mandates and recommendations from state and federal officials, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our season. While we had hoped to present Murder Room and Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine at later dates, it has become clear that we will be unable to do so.
During this unprecedented time, we are doing our best to accommodate refunds of tickets purchased for canceled shows. We will be handling refunds, credits, and donations using the following procedures:
Single Ticket Holders
Holders of single tickets (non-season pass tickets) have several options regarding tickets to Murder Room, Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine, and Ripcord.
Donate the cost of the tickets to Community Theatre of Terre Haute
Have the tickets credited to your account for the 2020-2021 season.
Request a refund for the cost of the tickets.
All credit card sales made within the past 120 days will be refunded to the card on file. Please allow 3 weeks for refunds to be processed.
Credit card sales older than 120 days, cash, and check sales will have to be refunded via check. Please allow 6-8 weeks for a refund to be issued.
Please complete the form at ctth.org/refunds to request any of the above actions.
Our ticketing system will not allow us to issue refunds for passes that have been redeemed, even if they only have been partially redeemed. We are asking pass holders to strongly consider donating the cost of remaining pass redemptions to Community Theatre to help us offset the incredible financial loss caused by this crisis. Since season passes are already sold at a discounted rate, any refunds issued on passes will greatly add to the already tremendous financial loss we are facing.
If you would like to request a partial refund or credit toward next season for any partially redeemed passes, please complete the form at ctth.org/refunds. Refunds for passes will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may take up to six weeks.
The impact of COVID-19 on non-profit arts organizations, including Community Theatre of Terre Haute, continues to grow. The unprecedented loss of revenue will be substantial, and to some organizations, catastrophic. We encourage anyone who is able to consider making a donation to a local arts organization to help during this difficult time. Any patrons wishing to make a donation to Community Theatre can do so by visiting ctth.org/donate.
The deadline to request a refund or credit is May 15, 2020. All remaining sales after that date will be considered a donation to Community Theatre.
At this time, we are still planning to hold our annual Awards Night on June 20, 2020. If that changes, we will let you know. Stay tuned to our social media accounts in the coming weeks for updates, including the announcement of our 2020-2021 season! We look forward to seeing you at the theatre again once it is safe to do so.
Community Theatre of Terre Haute Board of Directors
March 21, 2020
If you have tickets to the canceled production of Ripcord you may request to convert tickets to a donation or request a refund or ticket credit by using the Request for Refund, Credit, or Ticket Donation Form.
Tickets to the postponded productions of Murder Room or Beanie & the Bamboozling Book Machine will be valid for the new dates once scheduled. We are unable to process exchanges until we have confirmed the new dates for rescheduled performances. You may also request a refund, ticket credit or convert your tickets to a donation using the Request for Refund, Credit, or Ticket Donation Form.
Please allow up to 3 weeks for refunds to be processed.
The Community Theatre COVID-19 Task Force will continue to monitor the situation since recommendations and mandates change daily. As we navigate these uncharted waters, please be flexible as we work through the many processes required to reschedule shows, and issue refunds and exchanges.
March 17, 2020
Community Theatre of Terre Haute continues to monitor the public health situation surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19). CTTH has convened a COVID-19 task force that will monitor the situation and make recommendations to the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.
Last night, the Executive Committee voted, on the task force’s recommendation, to close Community Theatre to public performances until May 11, 2020. This follows the recommendations of the CDC and the mandates from Governor Eric Holcomb. At this time, rehearsals will be permitted to continue on a limited basis.
Our productions of Murder Room and Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine will be postponed to dates in May and June. We are working with the cast and crew of each production to find dates for rescheduled performances. Our production of Ripcord is canceled. We hope to present Ripcord in a future season.
This time is unprecedented in many ways. We are unaware of any time in Community Theatre’s 93-year history that an entire production had to be canceled. As we navigate these uncharted waters, please give us time and be flexible as we work through the many processes required to issue refunds and exchanges. More information regarding refunds, exchanges, and ticket donations will be available on our website in the coming days and weeks.
This national emergency has affected arts organizations severely. Across the country, theatres, symphony halls, and art galleries are sitting empty. We encourage you to consider donating the cost of any canceled tickets back to arts organizations in the area. This small gesture can go a long way for arts organizations that have been impacted by this crisis.
Community Theatre, along with our partner arts organizations across the Wabash Valley, will continue our mission to provide excellent arts programs to the community. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
Please continue to follow our website and Facebook page for further updates.
Community Theatre of Terre Haute Board of Directors