The remainder of our 2019/2020 Season is cancelled in response to evolving public health concerns. In addition to the early closure of Shakespeare in Love, cancelled productions include Hold These Truths, Bayard Rustin: Inside Ashland, Mary Jane, and Songs for Nobodies

If you have single and/or subscription tickets to a cancelled production: 

  • For those who have the means to do so, consider converting your tickets into a tax-deductible donation.
  • You can credit the cost of your tickets towards future purchases with a People’s Light gift certificate.
  • Or, receive a full refund.
  • Shakespeare in Love and Hold These Truths ticket holders were given a fourth option to receive a password-protected video link to enjoy those production(s) at home. Due to legal considerations, we were required to remove both videos after a certain date: Shakespeare in Love expired on April 12 and Hold These Truths on May 10, 2020. 

If you have been affected by these cancellations and have not yet been in touch with us, please fill out this short survey to let us know how you’d like to proceed. If you worked with our Group Sales Associate Kelly Benedict, she will be in touch directly and you do not need to complete the survey. 19/20 Season subscribers or anyone with tickets to multiple plays can choose a different option for each production.


The People's Light Box Office and administrative offices are closed, though our staff is working remotely Monday through Friday. To further discuss your options, email us at or leave a voicemail at 610.644.3500. Please bear with us as we are receiving a high volume of responses. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented cancellations.  

Additional updates:

Our on-site restaurant, The Farmhouse Bistro, is open for takeout! 

2020 SummerBLAST is cancelled. Our Education team will explore alternative youth projects and opportunities. We will reach out to families who were already enrolled to discuss options. If you have questions about theatre classes during People's Light's closure, please reach out to or 610.647.1900 x137.

Our stages might be dark, our lobbies empty, but we will continue to bring theatre, music, and arts education to our online community. Stay connected with People's Light - Always On

Ways you can help:

Donate to People's Light. As a center for community gathering, we keenly feel the financial fallout of this crisis and need your support now more than ever. With your help, we can navigate the times ahead and be stronger for it when we reopen our doors.  

Subscribe to next season! We continue to evaluate plans for our 2020/2021 Season, but offer a range of subscription options, including our flexible People’s Pass.

Buy a People’s Light gift certificate. Certificates never expire, are available in any amount, and can be applied to any performance, subscription, or Theatre School class.


For 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.