Important Update From Our Executive Director
Friends and supporters of The Music Hall,
A dark theater. An empty stage. So quiet the only thing you can hear is the century and a half of applause, laughs, and tears echoing in our Hall. The past few months have been a challenge for all of us. And it is not over yet.
As New York is beginning to reopen, The Music Hall is still far away from being able to resume normal operations. Our historic theater was built in 1885 for vaudeville and similar events, typically without set intermissions. Therefore, our lobbies are really more “circulation space” than a place to gather in numbers and are not conducive to “social distancing” for more than a very small crowd. This makes our reopening even more of a challenge.
Right now, we are moving most of our fall events to 2021 and beyond. This leaves us without our most important source of revenue – ticket income – for an even longer period of time.
Only with your help will The Music Hall be able to withstand our extended closure. Please consider joining as a member or make a tax-deductible donation today to help save our 135-year-old historic, nonprofit theater.
The health and safety of our patrons, members, volunteers, staff, students, and artists are our highest priority. We are carefully studying State and CDC guidelines, examining best practices and new technologies, and identifying thoughtful solutions to allow us to eventually reopen safely.
We have always relied on our members, donors, and patrons to help keep the lights on, and we want to be here for you at the other end of this crisis.
We are eagerly looking forward to when we can welcome you back to The Music Hall to experience the joy of live music, comedy, film, and community events! In the meantime, you can join us online for our Music Hall Academy Theater Arts Program and our Night-In With The Music Hall Livestream Series every Wednesday night at 6 pm.
We miss you.
Thank you for your continued support.
Stay well & be safe,