Coronavirus Pandemic

(Updated 8-18-20)

Please check this page and our main menu for regular updates on schedule changes, precautions, and safety plans regarding the pandemic. 

“The health of our artists, patrons, staff, and volunteers is our paramount priority. In order to provide a safe place for all our community, we must shift our season. While we are saddened by this change, the well-being and safety of our community must lead our decision making. Covid has brought forth many uncertainties, and we will continue to consider further difficult actions if necessary.”

- Courtney Sale, Nancy L. Donahue Artistic DIrector


In consultation with a wide range of theatre, health, and government organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the ongoing "Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater" project by Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the theatre will continue to investigate the necessary protective supplies, such as masks, hand sanitizers, and temperature checks, for theatregoers; social distancing models; ventilation and filtration requirements; the latest in safety recommendations for public buildings; and the screening and testing of staff and volunteers.

MRT will introduce a “no risk” policy for all theatregoers. The theatre pledges to be flexible and sympathetic in accommodating ticket exchanges, as well as credit and refund requests, for any patron who does not feel safe attending a performance. The company hopes to offer subscribers their usual seats, but if health officials require social distancing, those seat assignments may change temporarily.

In addition, MRT will convert to a fully digital platform for brochures, invitations, and programs/Playbills. MRT will also consider video recordings of select productions during emergency shut down situations. The company will evaluate all options and publish a game plan in December. That plan may still change over time as situations with the virus and a possible vaccine shift.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Enterprise Bank Box Office staff at 978-654-4678 or

Stay safe, and we will see you at the theatre soon!


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