Dear SCT Community,
Over the last week, we have shared a number of messages with our community about the steps we are taking in the midst of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, and how it affects our patron’s experience. If you have attended a production of Snow White, are an active Drama School family, or are hosting one of our Arts Based Learning touring productions, much of this message revisits updates shared on our blog. As we learn more every day, it is important that the broader community understands our efforts to keep our patrons and families safe.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. We are staying in close communication with King County public health authorities and CDC, and will follow their directions. Unless otherwise directed by these officials, as of March 9 we remain open, and all performances and activities will continue as scheduled. This includes the final performances of Snow White, the upcoming opening of The Best Summer Ever!, and Drama School camps and classes.
Here’s how we are making our patron’s experience safer:
COVID-19 is already proving to have a significant impact on the arts sector. Like many, SCT provides a space for hope, inspiration, and courage to take root, and we need you to help strengthen our efforts during this difficult time.
How can you help? Our friends at Arts Fund suggest one of these ways:
When one arts organization succeeds, we all do. Simply, we are better together. If maintaining Seattle’s robust cultural landscape is important to you, I urge you to consider the significant impact you can have by identifying one or two of your top arts and cultural organizations and making a gift—perhaps in the amount of what you would have spent on a ticket to see a show.
I thank you for your continued patience and support as we listen to our public health officials and educational partners, and determine the best way to continue serving young people during this time. For updates on SCT’s evolving position on COVID-19, please visit our blog.