An Announcement to Our Patrons

After long and difficult consideration, the Ridgefield Theater Barn Board of Directors has decided to suspend all Theater operations through May 31. This includes all classes, rehearsals, performances and the Ridgefield Theater Barn Kids workshop.

In coming to this unhappy decision, we considered all available options. Ultimately, the safety of our patrons, staff, students, casts and creative teams was paramount. We were also guided by recent protocol from state and federal officials.

We are deeply grateful for the support of the Town of Ridgefield and all our patrons, who have expressed loyalty beyond what we could have expected. The Theater Barn has been in existence for 54 years, and we plan to operate for another 54 at a minimum.

Our leadership will continue in an active way throughout this temporary shutdown. As you can imagine this suspension of operations has put enormous stress on our finances. We would welcome any donation to help us manage through this difficult time.

The RTB’s core community theater mission of inclusion, respect and joy drives everything that we do. We believe that in this unprecedented time, these ideals will be the cornerstone of what keeps our community together,  and the foundation on which we rise. We are eager to undertake anything we can do to keep that mission alive during this time. We  cannot wait until we can all be together again in our beautiful Barn, celebrating the gift of live theater. 

Be well. Look after each other.

Pamme Jones
Executive Director

Introducing RTB Ghost Light Sessions

Have you been able to join an RTB Ghost Light Session yet? In these constantly changing times, as we all practice responsible social distancing, the Ridgefield Theater Barn has created a new live series for our theatre community: the RTB Ghost Light Sessions!

Hosted by Pamme Jones, the Executive Director of the Ridgefield Theater Barn, the series is dedicated to the theater lovers in our community and will happen live on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:45pm. As the ghost light serves to illuminate our community’s darkened theaters, it also illuminates our spirits!

If you are interested in joining the fun, make sure you are a fan of the Ridgefield Theater Barn on Facebook, then log on to our page at 8:45 and join the fun!

Tonight, Pamme has an exciting announcement about our companion series and how to join in the fun!

A Message for Our Ticketholders

It was with a broken heart that we had to make the decision to close the RTB for a minimum of two weeks. The only comfort in this is the knowledge that it is the right thing to do and we are ALL in this together. The safety of our patrons, students, staff, casts and crews and our contribution to making sure we do our part to “flatten the curve” is imperative. 

We are acutely aware of the impact that COVID-19 is having on all sectors of our economy and society, and the RTB is no exception.

It goes without saying that the loss of these performances is financially devastating to our lovely theater. As a matter of fact, 80% of our operating budget comes from ticket and programming sales. 

As a ticket holder for our One Acts 2020, we are writing to you about what you can do with your tickets.

We are hoping that our patrons will consider keeping their tickets with us, for use at a future One Acts performance, or another RTB show OR convert them into a straight, tax deductible donation.  Either option will make it possible for the RTB to make it through this uncharted, challenging time and emerge ready to offer our usual fare of critically acclaimed, award winning productions. 

Of course, if you prefer a refund, we understand and will process that for you.

Please let me know what you would like to do, and as always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. We will all navigate this better if we are kind and supportive and keep communication open.  Be well.

Pamme Jones
Executive Director
The Ridgefield Theater Barn

COVID-19 Statement from the RTB

As we all continue to monitor the novel coronavirus COVID-19, we want to make you aware of the measures we have implemented to safeguard the health of those visiting, rehearsing, attending a production or taking a class at the RTB.

In addition to our regular practices and weekly, contracted professional cleaning services, we are spraying down all contact surfaces in our theater, rehearsal spaces and public areas, including seats, counters, railings, door handles, sink faucets, etc. This includes before and after every performance, rehearsal or class. 

Our RTB Kids will use hand sanitizer upon checking in, before they sign in and start a session.  Please reinforce handwashing practices with your families; as we are all well aware, handwashing goes a long way!

Our actors, staff and volunteers will also follow these guidelines, as we all pitch in to control infection.

We are following the guidelines from the CDC and the Town of Ridgefield Health Department as we all stay informed about the current situation. The RTB will follow the town’s lead when it comes to canceling performances and classes.  The home page of our website will have the latest updates.

We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines from the CDC.  Here are some helpful links for information regarding COVID-19:

If you have any questions about our preparations around this or any other public health issue, please feel free to reach out to us at


Pamme Jones
Executive Director
Ridgefield Theater Barn