COVID-19 Updates

What’s Happening?

First, we hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. Whether you are a subscriber to our season or have purchased a ticket to one show, we are deeply grateful that you are an essential part of Theatre for a New Audience’s community of artists, theatregoers, and advocates.

Next, on March 12th, all remaining performances for Will Eno’s Gnit directed by Oliver Butler scheduled through March 29th were suspended. Now, due to increased government restrictions, all performances of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot directed by Arin Arbus, originally scheduled April 25–May 24, have been postponed.

This is TFANA’s 40th Season and Gnit and Godot were central to it. TFANA passionately wants both productions to return as soon as possible. All ticket holders will be contacted when we have information about new dates. You may use your existing ticket for any future performance. In the meantime, if you wish to you receive a refund now or donate your ticket(s) please email our Box Office at

James Shapiro, scholar and author, wrote us:

We are back in 1606, in plague-ridden London, where pandemics closed the theaters. But it is good to remember that once the infection passed back then, people needed theater more than ever, and flocked to it. TFANA and other companies will be playing a major role in helping us recover in the months and years to come.”

We look forward to welcoming you back to Polonsky Shakespeare Center.

Jeffrey Horowitz, Dorothy Ryan, and the staff at Theatre for a New Audience


How do I contact the Box Office?
Currently, our Box Office is closed for in-person visitors at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. The best way to get to reach our Box Office staff is to email


Can I contact the box office via phone?
Currently, our Box Office phone lines are closed. If you would like to leave a voicemail for our Box Office staff, you can do so by calling 212-229-2819 x10. We will return your call as soon as we can. For the quickest response, please email


Can I get a refund for my ticket(s) to Gnit by Will Eno?
Yes. Please email for a refund for single tickets or subscriber tickets to Gnit.


I am a subscriber with tickets to Waiting for Godot. Can I get a refund?
Yes. Please email to request a refund for a subscription ticket to Godot.


I am a ticketholder for Gnit and/or Godot. Can I use my ticket for a future rescheduled performance?
Yes. As mentioned, TFANA passionately wants both productions to return as soon as possible, and as soon as it is safe. Of course, we don’t know at this time when that will be. If you wish to use your existing ticket for any future performance of Gnit or Godot, there is nothing you need to do now. All ticket holders will be contacted when we have information about new dates.


What happens if Gnit and/or Godot cannot be rescheduled?
We want very much to resume Gnit and Godot. But, if one or both productions cannot continue, single ticket buyers and subscribers will be given the option of applying the cost of their ticket(s) to a subscription or single ticket to any production in any future season; receiving a full refund; or donating their tickets. Email


I want to support Theatre for a New Audience. How can I make a donation?
Our country and the arts, of course, are now facing a crisis. How TFANA continues to serve its community will take much thought and persistence. But the bottom line is that TFANA will do everything we can for the artists, crew, and staff with whom we work. In this regard, some of you have asked how you can help. If you wish to donate, it’s deeply appreciated Please click here.

If you have bought a subscription or single ticket to Gnit or Waiting for Godot, you can also donate now by converting your ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation by emailing You can donate the full ticket price, or a portion of your ticket and be refunded the remainder.


How do I stay in touch?
For those of you who have written, thank you so much for your messages of support. Please continue to stay in touch with us at, and we will continue to engage and update you.