Health and Safety Update
Over the last 24 hours, the pace of information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community has escalated rapidly. Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square has been in regular contact with the public health department of Cobb County to determine what measures to take to best protect the health and safety of our patrons and community.
Based on the most recent recommendations from the county and the
statement from Governor Kemp this morning,
we have decided to postpone the remainder of
Pipeline beginning with Sunday March 15, 2020 Show
We will be monitoring closely our reopen date, but we plan to open again April 3rd and 4th featuring The Better Halves comedy show
Pipeline will take the stage
April 10th, 11th, 15th, 17th, 18th,19th,24th and 25th
We will honor your tickets for the shows that we had to postpone
for Pipeline on the above dates or any other show of equal value.
Since COVID-19 became a concern, Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square has followed or exceeded all guidelines from health officials and the CDC. We have taken measures to protect our patrons by ensuring the cleanliness of our space and, as the situation progressed, encouraging our older and high-risk patrons to stay safe at home. At this point, we don’t feel these measures will be enough going forward. We have a responsibility to do everything within our power to slow the spread of this virus by minimizing exposure to all patrons, not only those at increased risk, and will be doing so by activating social distancing measures.
We appreciate your understanding as we do everything possible to keep our community safe and healthy. We know these times of uncertainty can create a stressful time, and we couldn’t be more grateful to have patrons like you. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep the lines of communication open with you.
You can reach our box office at 770-426-4800
Stay safe and look out for each other. As always, thank you for your patronage.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long will you be closed?
Right now, Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square will be closed to the public through April 2, 2020. We’ll be continuing to monitor the situation and communicate with health officials. We appreciate your patience in this fluid situation, and we’ll continue to communicate with you as things progress.
Why are you canceling now?
Our main priority is protecting the vulnerable members of our community by doing all we can to help slow the growing spread (“flatten the curve”) of COVID-19.
While we hate to see the theatre dark, our mission is to serve the community. Right now, protecting the health of our patrons is the best way we can do that.
I keep hearing “flattening the curve.” What does it mean?
The more we can all do to slow the spread of the virus, the better our hospitals and infrastructure will be able to handle anyone who does get sick. The danger of spiking the curve is when protective measures aren’t taken, and those resources get overwhelmed by an entire community sick at once.
Read more on how you can help “flatten the curve” here.
What can I do to help?
First and foremost, stay safe. Continue to listen to the CDC and public health department and follow their recommendations.
If you’d like to help support Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, we would greatly appreciate your financial support. Nationally, arts organizations rely on sponsorships for over 50% of their budget.
At Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square, that number is only 10%. 90% of our budget comes through ticket sales and events, so while the safety of this community is our top priority the loss of revenue from going dark will be a financial hardship. If you’re able to give support, please visit our website
https://www.theatreinthesquare.net/ , or leave us a message at the box office (770-426-4800), and we will get back to you as soon as time permits.
We look forward to Bringing Your Theatre back to light as soon as we possibly can
CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
DPH: Georgia Department of Public Health
WHO: Q&A on coronaviruses (COVID-19)