COVID-19 Update

Racine Theatre Guild COVID-19 Updates

Updated 03/03/2021

It has been almost a year since the Racine Theatre Guild’s initial shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and as the months continue to pass, there is still hope that we may be able to stage a production at our theatre soon. However, as we have tried to navigate the path to reopening safely while following local protocols, we have come to realize that a full musical with rehearsals beginning in March and welcoming an audience this May will not be possible. 
 
Therefore, the Board of Directors has voted to cancel Mamma Mia!, which had been rescheduled to run May 14 through June 6, 2021.
 
Ticket holders are currently being called and will have the option to receive a refund or donate the cost of their tickets. Requests to convert tickets into a donation to support the Racine Theatre Guild can be made by calling (262) 633-4218 by Friday, March 19. If we do not hear from ticket holders by then, we will automatically issue them a refund for their purchase.
 
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How Are We Doing?
 
To answer some of your questions, here are a few key updates:
  • First, we’re a little lonely over here. A theatre isn’t meant to be an empty shell. It’s meant to be a bustling space of creativity, friendship, and community. We are looking to the future and working on opening our doors to all of you as soon as possible.
  • We are also incredibly grateful. All of you have been extremely generous in our time apart and we have also received some much needed grant funding.
  • But yes, our continued closure will mean a serious financial hit. The current sources of funding from grants and donations will help keep us stable for a while, but may not fully cover all lost revenue.
    • You can make a donation to support RTG on our donation page or by mailing gifts to Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI 53404
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We have hope that our 84th season will begin later this year, perhaps with Mamma Mia! as part of it, but we are still keeping an eye on the pandemic and following city, state, and industry reopening guidelines. You will be the first to know what shows are coming, when they will begin, and how you can join us in the theatre once again. Thank you again for your continued support in our time apart. We truly cannot wait to welcome you back.

Updated 03/03/2021

Racine Theatre Guild Box Office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12 – 4 p.m. Please keep the following in mind during your visit:

  • Per the City of Racine’s ordinance, masks are required when entering our building
  • If you or one of your family members symptoms associated with COVID-19, please visit at a later time
  • Maintain a safe distance of six feet with patrons and Box Office staff
  • We will be are disinfecting high-touch surfaces frequently and have hand sanitizer available for use

FAQs

What happens to my Mamma Mia! tickets?

Our box office will be calling you regarding the option to refund or donate the cost of your Mamma Mia! tickets.

 

Will I still be able to use my 2019/2020 flex passes?

No, you will be contacted regarding the option to refund or donate the cost of your flex passes.

I have a gift certificate that expires soon. How will I be able to use it?

Any gift certificates with expiration dates between March 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021 will be honored for the 2021/2022 season.

What will your guidelines be for COVID-19 safety?

We are continually monitoring follow regulations and recommendations from governmental agencies and industry standards. We redesigned our bathrooms with motion sensored soap dispensers, faucets, and paper towel dispensers. We also installed bipolar ionization units to our HVAC system. They are reported to deactivate the COVID-19 surface strain with a 99.4% reduction. We will continue to develop safety protocols that will be announced closer to our reopening.

How can I help support RTG?

As a nonprofit, community theatre, over 65% of our funding comes from ticket sales. Due to the generosity of our donors and the talents of our volunteers, we have been trying to maintain our overhead costs throughout our closure. However, extending our closure puts a strain on our financial resources and there are a few ways you can help support our ability to continue “lighting up lives at all stage”:
  • Make a contribution to the Racine Theatre Guild
    • Visit our Donation page or mail gifts to Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine, WI 53404!
  • Follow Racine Theatre Guild on FacebookInstagram, or Twitter
    • Comment, share, and tell your stories to spread the word about RTG!
  • Check out our There’s No Place Like Home page for more at-home content!

Who can I contact with questions?

The Racine Theatre Guild Box Office is currently open Tuesday and Thursday, 12 – 4 p.m. Visit us in person or call (262) 633-4218 with any questions or for more information.

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