COVID-19 Theatre Closures & Updates

To keep the community updated on the status of theaters across Long Island we have compiled a master list of closures:

As of March 17, 1:30 p.m.

John W. Engeman Theater

“We have been closely following the COVID-19 outbreak as it continues to impact our community. In an effort to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, we will adhere to the recommendations of our government and medical professionals and cancel all performances through Sunday, April 12. This means we will not be opening “Sister Act” on March 19 or “Pinkalicious” on March 28 as scheduled. Ultimately there is only one way to keep our patrons, employees and community safe – cease large group gatherings.

We will continue to monitor this unprecedented situation and keep you updated if there are any additional changes to our schedule. If you have been affected by this cancellation, please contact our box office to reschedule your tickets.”

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts

“As of March 13, all programming is suspended for 30 days. Ticket holders will receive tickets to an alternate date OR receive a gift certificate.”

The Carriage House Players

“In accordance with the Vanderbilt Museum March’s production of “Clue” is postponed until June.”

Studio Theatre Long Island

“Studio Theatre, in accordance with Federal and NYS mandates, will remain closed until further notice. When it is safe to do so, the postponed performances will be re-scheduled and all tickets will be honored at that time.”

Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts

“In full consideration of the New York State recommendation to limit public gatherings, Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts is postponing all performances of “American Idiot” and “Moana Jr.” Rescheduled dates will be announced within the next few days.”

Theatre Three

“In light of the heightened outbreaks of the Covid-19 virus, and in order to ensure the safety and well being of our patrons, volunteers and employees, effective Monday, March 16, 2020, we will suspend all main stage and children’s theatre performances as well as acting classes until further notice. While we have taken every possible precaution to ensure that your safety has been our utmost concern, at this time we feel this action is best for the community.

In the meantime, Theatre Three will continue its enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures so when you do return you can be confident we are providing you a safe and comfortable environment.

We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated if there are any additional changes to our schedule.

If you have been affected by this cancellation, please feel free to contact our box office to reschedule your tickets.”

BroadHollow Theatre

Due to recent New York State regulations, we are going to have to cancel some performances. As of now, after speaking wth the library, “Guys and Dolls” and “Fully Committed” will not be going on in Elmont. “Love, Sex and the IRS” and “We Will Rock You” will not be performed in East Islip. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As soon as we are permitted, we will resume with bringing live theater back to Long Island! Thank you all so much for your understanding!

Cultural Arts Playhouse

It is with deep sadness, and understanding, that we have had to cancel to remainder of our Main Stage run of “Parade.” Regardless, we are grateful for the incredible run we had with such an outstanding team. The Cultural Arts Playhouse will be closed this week, however if you had tickets for closing weekend please contact us at and we will get that sorted out. Above all else, everyone stay healthy and stay safe!

Additionally, auditions for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at CAP Merrick are postponed.

The Gateway

“In light of the current news and events, we promise to act in your best interest. We are currently addressing our upcoming calendar and will be rescheduling some of our shows. We will let you know details as soon possible and are thankful you are a part of The Gateway family.”

We will continue to update as theaters provide new information.

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