THE FOOTLIGHTS THEATRE IS OPEN! 

We are Maine State approved. We have met and surpassed all restrictions, guidelines and protocol.

MASKS: If you have been vaccinated, you may enjoy the performance without your mask on. If you are not vaccinated, you must wear a mask. A free one will be provided should not have one.

We are at 100% capacity (75 Seats)


Our new HEPA air purifier / sanitizer systems with medical grade filtration for the theater, will continue to be “on” throughout the performance.


The entire theater will continue to be professionally disinfected, sanitized, and cleaned by a cleaning service. All theater seats, bathrooms, lobby, on stage and backstage areas are disinfected, sanitized and cleaned after every performance.


Hand sanitizer is available and encouraged throughout the theater. We will take temperatures with a non-contact thermometer if needed. 


Productions last no more than 90 minutes and there is no intermission during any production. Bathrooms have flushable toilet seat covers and are stocked with disinfecting wipes, spray, and hand sanitizer.


Our actors, one tech person and one house manager/box office person are fully vaccinated.


I closed the Footlights Theatre on March 13th, 2020, halfway through the run of a sold-out show, and with a major musical in rehearsals. It has been beyond stressful. We survive primarily on box office receipts, so with no show, there was no box office which meant no income.  Thankfully, we reopened July 17th, 2020 after going above and beyond all required restrictions, guidelines and protocol. It brought in some very much needed cash flow- but it's been our patrons and donors that have been extremely generous in helping us keep the theater venue open with their contributions. Without them, we would have had to close permanently. The Footlights Theatre, now completing its 8th season, has stressfully survived on 25 seats at $20 per ticket- sometimes we sold out, sometimes we played to less than 10 people or no one. But we have kept the theater from closing. There is no extra money, but the doors did not and will not close- we will not be a covid casualty.

There is now a light at the proverbial end of the tunnel- normalcy (whatever that is) has resumed as best as it can. BUT... Stay safe… stay healthy... and please, come back to the theater and enjoy a show- we welcome you and look forward to seeing you.

Michael J. Tobin
Executive Artistic Director
The Footlights Theatre
190 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME. 04105
(207) 747-5434
footlightsinfo@aol.com
www.thefootlightstheatre.com