Dear Main Street Season Subscribers,

Theatres across the country are struggling with the dilemma of how and when to open safely. At this time, we do not know the exact guidelines set for live theatre venues.  While many businesses and activities are beginning to open up and some restrictions are being lifted, there are concerns regarding the spread of Covid-19 in close indoor spaces.

Our 120-seat theatre is small and audience members are seated shoulder to shoulder. We analyzed the space to see exactly how many patrons, volunteers and staff we could safely accommodate with distancing.  Based on this, we could only have approximately 35-38 people in the audience. The lobby would accommodate less than 10 individuals at a time. A huge challenge is distancing actors in a performance.  Many productions require extremely close contact.

First and foremost our commitment is to the safety of everyone in the theatre. A large percentage of our audience base, volunteers, designers, directors and artists fall into the category of at risk for the virus.

The other side of the coin is economic. Based on the maximum number of possible patrons at a performance, it would be difficult to cost effectively produce shows. The revenue generated would only cover approximately half of a typical production budget.

After careful consideration, the decision was made that we would plan to resume our productions in early 2021.  While disappointing, I believe this is prudent to help address this health issue that affects us all.  We will continue to keep you informed regarding the future plans. In order to help us with our reopening please take a moment to complete the 6 question survey by clicking on the link below.  It is very quick and simple.


Since we had to cancel our last two productions, we would like to offer you a refund for those shows or the monetary value of the tickets can be allocated as a donation. Please email  your choice to mspboxoffice@gmail.com. Include your name, address and phone number. Please allow 7-10 days for any refunds or tax donation letter. 

In the meantime, we will be  launching a funding campaign “LIGHTS UP”  to help us prepare for our upcoming 20th Anniversary in 2021. Please watch for more information on this.

Thank you for all of your support and understanding.  We look forward to seeing you at the theatre when our productions resume.

Main Street Players Board of Directors

Main Street Players is sponsored in part by the generosity of Primerica, The Ingram Foundation, Griffin Area Arts Alliance, Griffin Daily News, Central Georgia EMC Corporation and the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts. These companies and our local audiences help bring first-class theater to the Griffin-Spalding County area for over ten years.