TKD and the Coronavirus Pandemic

Update: March 22, 2020

Out of concern for our patrons and in keeping with current recommendations against gatherings of 10 or more people, we have decided to postpone the opening of our next production, Of Good Stock. The new show dates will be announced as soon as the crisis has lifted.

We have also postponed the final show of the season, Suite Surrender. We hope to do it next season instead.

We truly appreciate donations at this time. If you have already purchased tickets to Of Good Stock or Suite Surrender and want a refund, please call 865-544-1999 and leave a message to that effect.

We will continue to monitor the situation and announce updates to our schedule as soon as we are able to.

Thank you for your understanding and support!


March 13, 2020

Dear Patrons/Actors/Volunteers,

As you may have heard, COVID-19, AKA the Coronavirus is currently a pandemic that is affecting our nation and cases have been found in Tennessee and Knox County.

We, the Board of Directors at Theatre Knoxville Downtown, want to assure you that we are taking this very seriously and are monitoring this situation from the state and local health departments, as well as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control). The health of our patrons, actors, volunteers, and tech crew are of the utmost importance to us.

At this time, our next production, Of Good Stock, is still scheduled to start on April 3, 2020. We will make sure to update you with any changes if a decision is made to alter this in the future.

In addition, we will be undertaking some extra precautions to insure the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers. We will be wiping our pews with disinfectant for every performance as well as the door handles on our front door and bathroom doors. Our hope is, of course, in the three weeks until Of Good Stock opens, the spread of this virus will be under control.

Of course, please stay home if you feel sick or uncomfortable. If you have purchased tickets for a performance of Of Good Stock and feel ill, we will lift our refund policy for this show (although if you’d like to consider that a donation, we wouldn’t mind that!) or offer a voucher for a future show.

We’re very excited about Of Good Stock and hope to see you there. We also intend to hold auditions for our May production of Suite Surrender in the next few weeks.

Please take care of yourself. You are the most important factor in all of this and our main consideration.

We will be staying in regular communication about our programming.

Thank you,

Theatre Knoxville Board of Directors