Health and Safety Update Regarding Coronavirus

June 3, 2020

From all of us at the Alliance Theatre, we hope this message finds you well.

Over the past several weeks, much has changed in the theatre industry and around the world. To keep you informed of what’s ahead for the Alliance Theatre, please check out the latest status update.


We look forward to announcing the 2020/21 season in the coming weeks. The Alliance Theatre has been working non-stop to reimagine the upcoming season to begin later this fall. 

Innovation and curiosity are where it all begins. The Alliance Theatre is leaning in to this new landscape and thinking outside the box – even outside the stage. In other words, expect to see fun and creative changes this season to how we gather, where we take the stage, and how a story comes to life.

Stay tuned. 


The health and safety of the community is a top priority for the Alliance Theatre. Before we can take the stage, proper safety protocols must be in place both on the stage (for artists, directors, and designers) and off the stage (for patrons and staff).

The Alliance Theatre has created a comprehensive, multi-phased approach to reopening.

  • Phase 1 – Staff return to offices in rotations. This plan is being developed in coordination with The Woodruff Arts Center.
  • Phase 2 – Artists return to begin work on productions. We are working with the Actor’s Equity Association to align our plans with their recently announced guidelines for safe working conditions.
  • Phase 3 – Patrons welcomed back to the Alliance Theatre. With guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Alliance Theatre will implement new safety procedures and policies including:


More details will be announced and included on our website in the coming weeks. 

In the meantime, check out Memberships and enjoy our virtual resources.  


April 3, 2020

Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have rippled around the world. While governments strive to protect the health of its citizens, communities have come together in ways unlike ever before. Since suspending the remainder of its 2019/20 season productions on March 13, 2020, the Alliance Theatre has been working non-stop to play its part in the community effort. Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, sits down for a Q&A on what’s been happening.

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March 13, 2020

In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the national move to delay or cancel large group gatherings as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, the Alliance has made the difficult decision to suspend all remaining performances for its 2019/20 season, as well as select programming and special events. Productions of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience, In My Granny’s Garden, 53% Of, and Sweat, as well as the Festival of New Works, Toddler Takeover, and remaining winter classes will be canceled, effective immediately.

The resulting cancellation of various public events will have very real financial consequences for theatres and theatre artists. Nationwide, thousands of theatre professionals’ jobs and healthcare are at stake. Please consider making a donation. Any amount helps.


If you have questions about your tickets from a cancelled performance please email



Additional information on the Alliance Theatre’s 2019/20 season:


  • All performances are now canceled
  • Due to the overwhelming positive response from early audiences and schools who were able to attend the first week of performances, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience will be reprogrammed into the Alliance’s 2020/21 season, January 16 – February 7, 2021
  • The Alliance has recorded this production and is exploring options to stream the video to audiences

IN MY GRANNY’S GARDEN (March 17 – April 19, 2020):

  • All performances are now canceled
  • In My Granny’s Garden, by Atlanta artists Pearl Cleage and Zaron Burnett Jr., will be reprogrammed into the Alliance’s 2020/21 season, September 22 – November 3, 2020

Acting Classes:

  • All winter acting classes are now canceled

53% OF (March 28 – April 19, 2020):

  • All performances are now canceled
  • In an effort to honor our commitment to produce the world premiere of the winning production of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Alliance is exploring options to record and broadcast this production, as it was already several weeks into rehearsal.

Festival of New Works (March 30 – April 3, 2020):

  • The Alliance’s Festival of New Works is now canceled
  • The Alliance plans to reschedule this presentation of finalists from the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition and Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab at a later time

Toddler Takeover (March 29 & 30, 2020):

  • Toddler Takeover at the Woodruff Arts Center has been canceled
  • The Alliance plans to reschedule this campus-wide initiative with our partners at the High Museum of Art and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in the fall of 2020

SWEAT (April 22 – May 17, 2020):

  • All performances are now canceled
  • The Alliance looks forward to an upcoming opportunity to present this important Pulitzer Prize-winning drama to the Atlanta community


In an effort to serve our community of artists and families during this uncertain time, the Alliance Theatre Education Department will continue to provide Spring Break camps as long as our campus remains open. During this time, the Alliance will cap camp sizes to twenty people and will be increasing its already stringent practices to ensure instructors are healthy while providing a safe space for students to gather.

Spring Break Camps (April 6 – 10, 2020):

  • All spring break camps will continue as scheduled at this time

The Alliance Theatre hopes to return to normal operations as quickly as possible.

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