Dear Guild Theater friends,
It’s been such a delight getting to know the Northfield community and the outstanding talented artists that fill every inch of the Guild Theater with art, both behind the scenes and onstage. I hope you are well, and finding moments of joy and performance from home.
After much thoughtful consideration, the Northfield Arts Guild has decided to suspend the remainder of our 60th Anniversary Theater Season. Given the uncertainty around public gatherings and the many weeks of advance planning needed to stage a play, we will not be presenting The Lion in Winter or Billy Elliot this summer.
We are beyond grateful to everyone who has been a part of this theater season and those who planned to participate this spring and summer, including the performers, directors, designers, technicians, ushers, box officers, volunteers, and audience members for each play as well as those who helped develop, plan and implement this special 60th Anniversary Season.
Moving forward, we will remain nimble and responsive with online arts programming, so our community can continue to be engaged in theater, visual arts, music and arts education.
To our audience members and season ticket holders, we will be in touch over the coming days to discuss ticketing options, including donating the cost of your tickets back to the Guild or receiving a refund.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the Guild Theater when we can comfortably share evenings of hysterical comedy and gripping drama together again. We are working to adjust our upcoming 61st season to provide the best theater experience for audience members and artists. More information about this exciting line-up of productions will be shared with you in June. Please keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages for more information about our season announcement as well as opportunities to stay connected and engage in the arts remotely.
In theater, there is a light left on when everyone goes home for the night. This light is known as the ghost light; it’s there for safety but also is a beacon of courage, welcoming artists back into the theater at the start of the next day. The Guild Theater stage may be temporarily empty but we are eager to return from this extended intermission to continue providing excellent live theater. We will leave the ghost light on for you until then. Please be in touch if you have questions or ideas, and thank you for supporting live theater at the Guild for 60 years.
We are grateful for the support we continue to receive from our community and look forward to seeing you again soon at the Guild Theater.
Thank you, and be well.
Performing Arts Manager
Northfield Arts Guild