Following recommendations from local and state officials in response to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all performances of Shakespeare in Love and Hold These Truths are cancelled. The well-being of our guests, artists, and staff is our top priority, yet we're sorry to say goodbye to these wonderful productions.

If you have tickets to Shakespeare in Love or Hold These Truths:

  • For those who have the means to do so, consider converting your tickets into a tax-deductible donation. People's Light will continue to compensate artists and staff during this challenging time. Your support helps us honor our commitments to the part-time employees and freelance artists who make our work possible.
  • You can credit the cost of your tickets towards future purchases with People's Light.
  • Or request a professional video recording of your ticketed production(s) sent via streaming link to experience the play at home. 

Our Box Office expects a high volume of calls and staff will be working remotely over the coming weeks. To discuss your options, please email us at or leave a voicemail at 610.644.3500. We will get back to you as soon as we can. If we don't hear from you, we will credit your account until we confirm your preferred course of action.

If you worked with our Group Sales Associate Kelly Benedict, she will be in touch directly.

A few other updates:

  • Our restaurant, The Farmhouse Bistro, is closed until public performances resume.
  • The Spring Theatre School session will now begin on April 18 instead of March 21.
  • Our 45th Anniversary Gala has been rescheduled from April 3 to June 12.

This is a tough time, but we'll get through it together. We look forward to a bustling summer of great theatre, and currently plan to reopen our stages with Bayard Rustin: Inside Ashland, Mary Jane, and Songs for Nobodies. Performance dates and times are subject to change. We'll keep you posted on our summer plans as we know more.

For more information on how to prevent the spread of illness, refer to the World Health Organization’s advice for the public. If you are a Pennsylvania resident and are experiencing symptoms or believe you have been exposed to the virus, call 1-877-PA-HEALTH.