Seattle Shakespeare Postpones and Rearranges 30th Anniversary Season

Richard II cancelled/postponed

While it broke our hearts to not be able to perform in the parks and see you this summer…. We’re afraid we’re going to have to wait a little longer before seeing you again.

This fall would have launched Seattle Shakespeare’s 30th Anniversary Season, but as we assess plans for a safe return to performing, we’ve made the difficult decision to delay our return to the physical stage until 2021. While other organizations may have been permitted to open even partially, we do not feel it will be possible for us to safely rehearse or open our theatre before 2021.

Our new plan reschedules Volpone for early spring 2021. Much Ado About Nothing will stay in its current dates (April 27-May 23, 2021). We are postponing Richard II with upstart crow collective to the 2021-2022 season and transferring Long Day’s Journey into Night to a future season. Of course this schedule and our decisions are subject to change based upon recommendations from health experts as well as artist availability.

If you currently hold subscription tickets to the postponed or rescheduled shows, our box office team will be in touch about your ticket options, including refunds, credits, or donating. Recognizing the uncertainty during this pandemic, after the impact of the spring, we have kept subscriptions revenues reserved in case of the need for refunding.

While these changes mean we won’t see you in person soon, it doesn’t mean you won’t hear from us. We will continue to work with our artists to create engaging entertainments related to Shakespeare and classical works for this autumn. You’ll be among the first to hear about our plans once they’ve been finalized.  We thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we look after your safety, safeguard our artists, and continue to serve our community during these challenging times.