Glimmerglass COVID-19 Update

Dear Glimmerglass family,

I don’t have to tell you we are in an unprecedented and confusing time. Our world is changing on a daily, even hourly, basis. 

At this point, we don’t know how the season will be impacted, but I want to assure you that all possible scenarios concerning the 2020 Festival are being examined. Our senior staff is continually analyzing the latest news and recommendations and evaluating the possibilities for this summer. We remain committed to making the right decision for the Festival, our artists and staff, and our community. In order to make the best decision, we need more time to see how this crisis and the circumstances in our world evolve. For the next two weeks we will be heavily weighing what is happening in the world and our local community, and we will keep you updated. 

With that in mind, we appreciate your patience. Regardless of how the next weeks play out, I’m sure you already realize, the company, and the country, will be in a much different place. We are doing all we can to be able to provide the live theatrical experience so many people will be craving.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we determine the best way to move forward. Please stay safe.

Warm regards,

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Francesca Zambello
Artistic & General Director

Work and preparation continues as planned for the 2020 Glimmerglass Festival season. The company is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and evaluating our operations using guidance from the CDC, health care professionals, and public health officials. If any changes must be made to the season, you will absolutely hear from us.

The health of our staff, audience members, and community is of the utmost importance to us. It has been sobering to watch the impact of COVID-19 on so many families and communities around the world. We send our deepest sympathies to those affected and wishes of good health to all.

All Glimmerglass Festival work spaces are currently closed to visitors until further notice. This includes the Festival campus (7300 State Highway 80) and the Box Office (18 Chestnut Street).

Updated: March 15, 2020 9:30 p.m.