COVID-19 Update

A Message from Merrimack Repertory Theatre about COVID-19

Updated 3-18-20

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the MRT box office and administrative teams are working by remote for the next few weeks. We are here to help you through this difficult time. Thank you to all of you for supporting us through this period, and we pledge to make these changes as seamless and painless for you as possible. 

Stay safe and well! 


Box Office Phone and Email Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday


Phone: 978-654-4678

NOTE: Liberty Hall at Lowell Memorial Auditorium and our administrative offices are closed until further notice.

Please reach out to the Box Office to renew your subscription, to exchange your tickets to The Lowell Offering or Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End, to make a donation, or to purchase a new subscription.

Patron Options:

Subscriber Exchanges: The Box Office will reach out to you with instructions for exchanging to the new performances.

Patron Ticket Exchanges: You may exchange your individual tickets to either show for free. Please call or email the box office. The new dates and calendars are on each show’s webpage at MRT.ORG.

Donations: If you cannot attend a future performance, please consider donating your ticket to MRT. Less than 50% of our income is covered by ticket sales, and the postponement of these shows presents us with a difficult financial situation. Your donation will make a difference. Thank you.


Due to the escalating circumstances around COVID-19 and our concern for the health of our patrons, staff, and volunteers, we are postponing our productions of The Lowell Offering and Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End, the two remaining productions of our 2019-20 Season, as well as the annual gala.

It is never an easy decision to postpone a production because it impacts our entire community - you, our dedicated donors, subscribers, and supporters, as well as our remarkable craftspeople, artists, and staff. However, with the rapidly changing public health recommendations, we are taking steps to protect everyone. Your well-being is our top priority.

The Lowell Offering, originally scheduled to begin next week, will now play May 14 to June 7. Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End will play a shortened schedule from June 17-28, with a final week of performances July 7-12. Further information regarding the May 29 gala will be released soon.

Our Box Office team will reach out to all of you via email and phone to arrange the new reservations and discuss your options, including exchanging tickets for free or donating the cost of tickets to benefit MRT programs. Our goal is to contact everyone by March 18.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of MRT. You patronage and donations are incredibly important to our organization and allow us to create beautiful productions for you.
We are grateful to be a part of the Greater Merrimack Valley Community, and we are looking forward to seeing you at the theatre in May.


Bonnie J. Butkas
Executive Director
Merrimack Repertory Theatre

For more information visit the Centers for Disease Control and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We will post updates via email, Facebook, Twitter, and our website.