SUMMER YOUTH CONSERVATORY UPDATE (April 2, 3:00pm)

The health and safety of our campers, parents, faculty, and staff is our highest priority. At this time, student enrollment and program planning are underway and plans for our Summer Youth Conservatory are still on schedule. We understand that it is difficult for families to evaluate summer plans during this uncertain time. In response, we would like for you to know the following:

  • In the event that our Summer Youth Conservatory must be cancelled outright you will be issued a full refund.
  • In the event that SYC moves from an on-campus program to virtual programming, those plans and costs differentials will be communicated as soon as they are in place.
  • In the event that your family needs to cancel participation due to health concerns and you have already paid in full, we will issue a full refund up to 2 weeks before your selected camp begins. This timeline may be adjusted as we work with our families that have coronavirus concerns, school rescheduling issues, or signs of illness as we draw nearer to our start dates.
  • For families who are interested in registering but are hesitant due to the unfolding circumstances, we are offering the option to enroll or accept a waiting list offer with no deposit or payment required until 2 weeks prior to each camp. You will be guaranteed a spot at camp and do not need to make a financial commitment at this time.

PlayMakers Repertory Company is prepared to alter these policies and procedures further should the situation change. We will communicate any updates when the time is appropriate. Thank you all for continuing to be a part of our summer conservatory!

Please feel free to contact Jeri Lynn Schulke at jschulke@email.unc.edu if you have specific questions. We will do our best to address your concerns. Stay safe and healthy.

***UPDATE*** (March 17, 4:00pm): ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS OF THE 2019/20 SEASON HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, including the Backstage Pass Gala. We are hopeful that all of our Summer Youth Conservatory programming may be able to proceed as planned.

We’ve provided an online form for all ticket-holders affected by these cancellations, with three options:

Your generosity will help to ensure the future of your world-class professional theatre by offsetting some of the lost revenue from having to cancel so many performances.

This account may be used towards any future ticket or subscription package. This will help us remain financially stable as we plan for another great season in the fall.

Thank you for your support of PlayMakers Repertory Company and our mission to produce entertaining, relevant, and courageous work for the Triangle and beyond.

Your Friends at PlayMakers


***UPDATE*** (March 13, 5:00pm): ALL REMAINING PERFORMANCES OF JULIUS CAESAR HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. We are hopeful that the run of Native Gardens may be able to proceed as planned.


***UPDATE*** (March 12, 10:00am): All performances of Julius Caesar through at least March 15 have been cancelled.

Our staff is working hard to contact all ticket-holders to process donations and refunds as quickly as possible. For the most timely updates as the situation changes, follow us on Facebook and/or Twitter.


***UPDATE*** (March 11, 4:39pm): All events on UNC campus of 50+ people, including at PlayMakers, are cancelled. This situation is still evolving, and we will update all ticket holders about the remaining performances as soon as have more information. For the most timely updates, keep an eye on UNC’s Covid-19 page.


PlayMakers Repertory Company takes very seriously the health and well-being of our audience, artists, and staff. We don’t want to raise any alarms. We are monitoring the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) locally, and following guidance from state and local health agencies, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Steps we are taking:

  • If you aren’t feeling well or are at increased risk, we encourage you to stay home and reschedule your performance for another date.
  • For the remainder of the 2019/20 season, we are waiving ticket exchange fees for exchanges to another performance of the same production. Please call our Box Office at 919.962.7529 at least 8–24 hours ahead of scheduled curtain time, and we’ll help you make an easy exchange.
    Subscribers can always exchange their tickets fee-free.
  • We are working with the University custodial staff to increase routine disinfection of commonly touched surfaces in the theatre.
  • At this time, no performances have been cancelled. Our priority is always to ensure the health of our artists, audience members, and staff, so in the event we have to cancel a performance we’ll notify all ticket holders by email, phone and/or social media announcement at least 4 hours before curtain time. We will also post the latest updates here on our website, and our Box Office voicemail.

How can you help?

    The Centers for Disease Control recommends some simple preventive actions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing the “ABC song”), especially after going to the bathroom, before and after eating, and after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • If soap and water aren’t readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask:

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

As always, if you have any questions, please call our Box Office at 919.962.7529.