COVID-19 Update

2020/2021 Season Update

Thank you for your continued dedication and commitment to Hartford Stage.

Since the pandemic began in March, we have been working to identify the best course of action for our theatre next season. After weighing both the safety and economic challenges currently facing us, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all onstage performances for the 2020/2021 season. This includes our previously postponed productions of Ah Wilderness! and The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged), this year’s production of A Christmas Carol­—A Ghost Story of Christmas, and our 2020/2021 MainStage season.

We know that this decision impacts much of our community, and especially our patrons. We want to share with you the options you have as a ticket holder – including how to participate in exclusive virtual programming this Fall. We are excited by the new ways we are finding to connect with our audiences and continuing to make entertaining and meaningful work.


By choosing to donate the value of your tickets back to the theatre and supporting our fundraising efforts – you will gain exclusive access to the events listed below.

  • The Not-So-Complete History of Comedy (Online) — Exclusive ticket donor event (Thursday, September 17th). The Reduced Remote Shakespeare Company (RSC) will host an exclusive virtual evening of stories and material including from our canceled production of A Complete History of Comedy (Abridged). Don’t miss out on this hilarious online adventure!
  • A Broadway Evening with Hartford Stage Exclusive ticket donor event (Friday, October 9). An intimate evening of Hartford Stage in your home, co-hosted by Broadway power couple Adam Heller (Hartford Stage’s The Flamingo Kid and Falsettos) and Tony Award Winner Beth Leavel (The Prom on Broadway) alongside Artistic Director, Melia Bensussen. This exclusive virtual event will feature some of our favorite scenes and songs performed by a star-studded line up of friends from Broadway and beyond. The evening, curated and directed by Melia, will include a chance for conversations with artists and a peek behind-the-scenes at Hartford Stage.
  • New Works FestivalTicket donors can receive a Festival Pass (dates TBD). Coronavirus cannot stop the creative process and Hartford Stage will continue its history of developing new work with a New Works Festival. 3 plays over 3 weeks will be workshopped and with a Festival Pass patrons will receive access to all 3 final presentations. Past work developed with Hartford Stage includes the Tony Award-winning A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the worldwide musical sensation Anastasia and Matthew Lopez’s Broadway and West End hit The Inheritance.


We look forward to having you join us for these exciting events this Fall. We highly encourage you to donate your tickets back to Hartford Stage and in so doing not only gain exclusive access but also support our fundraising efforts in our newly launched, Raise the Curtain campaign which will ensure our robust return.

Please use this form to review all options available to you regarding your tickets and/or subscriptions. We need to hear from you about your canceled show tickets by August 31, 2020 so our team has time to process the information prior to the start of our online Fall events.

Hartford Stage is a community. The stories we tell on stage (and now, through our screens!) continue to help build that community. Your generosity and continued patronage allow us to raise the curtain on this new experience and prepare us to raise the curtain in person before we know it.