COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Current Cancellations


Jane Eyre (final 4 performances)
The King’s Speech

Dear Friends of Hartford Stage,

The safety and health of our community, staff and visiting artists always remains our priority. Hartford Stage is closely following the news of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in our community, and based on the recommendations from state and local government, we are canceling the remaining performances of Jane Eyre this weekend and all performances of The King’s Speech.

This is a difficult time for everyone, and the economic impact due to this crisis will create serious financial hardship for Hartford Stage. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the generosity of our patrons and community. Please take advantage of our free exchange policy to see another performance this season, or donate the value of your tickets back to Hartford Stage to receive a tax credit. In addition, please consider making a charitable contribution to help us continue operating through this unprecedented challenge. We thank you for your continued support of our theatre.

We know that communities are in need of our solidarity and support in these times and want to encourage neighbors and patrons to meet this crisis with compassion and care rather than fear and division.

Please keep up to date on the most recent guidance on the Connecticut Health Department’s website.


Subscribers & Single Ticket buyers may exchange into any future performance this season without exchange fees, or tickets can be donated back to Hartford Stage, a 501(c)(3) organization, as a tax-deductible contribution.

You can use our online form at or contact the box office at 860-527-5151. Please note we are experiencing higher than usual call volume. We appreciate your patience.

Hartford Stage Gala

Dear Hartford Stage Gala Supporters,

It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to cancel the Heart of Connecticut Ball on Saturday, April 18, in response to the recommendations given by state and local health officials in regard to large gatherings. The safety and health of our loyal sponsors, patrons, community and staff remains our first priority, and we plan to recognize your support of this season in other creative ways over the course of the next few months.

We would like to thank Travelers, our Title Sponsor, for their prompt act of extreme generosity, committing to maintaining their financial support of the gala despite the event’s cancellation. Our partnership with Travelers, and all our supporters, is invaluable as we navigate through this crisis toward a brighter future.

To all who have already committed to a sponsorship of the event or who have purchased tables or tickets, we are deeply grateful for your ongoing support of our mission and personal investment in the Hartford community. We hope you will consider your purchase as a fully charitable contribution to help us continue operations through this unprecedented crisis.

We would also like to acknowledge the Hartford Public Library, the first recipient of the Inspiration Award. The heart of this recognition speaks louder now more than ever. The library’s contributions as a valued community partner will be honored in another thoughtful setting in the future.

The highlight of the Hartford Stage Gala, our exciting silent and live auctions, will take place online soon. We hope you’ll get in the festive spirit of the Gala at home as you bid generously on some of the amazing auction items.

We’ll reach out to you again soon with more details about the online auction and additional ways you can support Hartford Stage. In the interim, please feel free to contact Jennifer Levine, Donor Events Manager, with any immediate concerns at or 860-520-7241.

Your kindness and generosity enables us to continue our work in spite of the challenges caused by this health emergency.
With gratitude,

Cynthia Rider
Managing Director

Esther Pryor
Gala Co-Chair

Jackie Iacovazzi
Gala Co-Chair

Please consider making a charitable contribution to help us continue operating through this unprecedented challenge. We thank you for your continued support of our theatre.