The Aurora has been fortunate to be a part of such a great community for the past 10 years. When we produce a play or a musical, we instantly become a part of something much bigger than the production itself. We renew and create friendships, share ideas, comfort those in need, and share a burst of laughter that just seems to make our day. Whether it be watching or participating in a play, volunteering, or simply having conversations across the concession counter with our great volunteers, the Aurora certainly satisfies a need. The theatre has a unique way of providing a safe space for all and helping those who enter feel right at home. We are always honored and privileged when you, our community, include us in your special moments such as weddings, baptismal celebrations, birthdays, graduations, etc. We look forward to being able to share those celebrations and experiences once again.
But now, the Aurora Arts Theatre is in danger of closing its doors forever. The pandemic has affected us all, and while we continue with different activities such as curbside popcorn, cinema nights, t-shirt sales, etc. to bring in revenue, it is just not enough. While these activities do help, they are not sufficient to cover the mounting expenses each month. We know that many find themselves in the same plight as we navigate our emotional struggles and financial constraints, and we are uncertain about what the future holds. The Aurora also faces seemingly insurmountable struggles as restrictions placed on venues such as the Aurora have resulted in significant financial loss. We are humbled by friends that have already contributed to the theatre — you fill our hearts. Now, the Aurora Arts Theatre humbly asks family, friends, and community to help us get through this terrible time. Please know that any contribution is greatly appreciated and will be used to help keep our doors open as we look forward to the day when we can once again call “places” and experience the wonder of live theatre.