HEALTH and SAFTEY PROTOCOLS
Hampton Theatre Company Policies
The health and safety of all our patrons, performers, staff and volunteers is our top priority. Hampton Theatre Company has implemented the following procedures and protocols to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. Procedures are subject to change as we continue to monitor state and local guidelines. Please follow all signs, physical distancing markers, and directions from staff.
At this time, tickets will only be sold in advance over the phone or online up to 24 hours prior to the performance. No sales will be done in person at the Box Office. All tickets are sold as general admission and will be assigned a specific seat just prior to each performance to ensure physical distancing. Seats are subject to change without notice. Patrons must remain in assigned seats; changing seats once inside the theater is not permitted. Tickets are generally non-refundable/non-exchangeable. However, exceptions may be made for illness and state required quarantine. If you are feeling ill on the day of the performance, have been exposed to anyone infected with the corona virus or have been asked to quarantine by a health official, please do not attend! Call our office at 631-653-8955.
Appropriate face coverings are required for everyone at all times. Face coverings must be secured and cover the entire mouth and nose. Non-compliance with our mask policy will result in removal from the premises, without refund.
Performances have limited capacity to ensure safe physical distancing and avoid crowding.
Physically Distanced Seating
Once seated, please remain in your seat unless you need to use the restroom. Be mindful of where other people are, and be careful to maintain physical distancing.
Will be limited to use by one person at a time.
Hand Hygiene Station
A Hand Hygiene Station is available at the entrance to the theater.
Increased Seating Time
The auditorium will open earlier for each performance to allow more time for patrons to be checked-in and find their seats.
Enhanced cleaning procedures have been implemented and the theater will be cleaned prior to each performance.
There will be no concessions available during the performances of “Sylvia.”
After The Show
Please stay in your seats at the end of the show. Patrons will be dismissed in an orderly fashion based on row to maintain physical distancing. Patrons who wish to wait for the performers must exit the theater and wait outside physically distanced.
For the safety of all, failure to follow the above outlined protocols will result in removal from the theater.
FROM SUNRISE HIGHWAY (ROUTE-27):
Sunrise Highway (Route 27) to exit 64S (Rte. 104 to Quogue). Rte. 104 South (approx. 3 miles) to Montauk Highway (Rte. 80). Right onto Montauk Highway to light at Otis Ford (1 mile). Left onto Jessup Avenue. 1/2 mile to theater (on right).
FROM MONTAUK HIGHWAY (ROUTE-80):
Montauk Highway to light at Otis Ford in Quogue. South onto Jessup Avenue. 1/2 mile to theater (on right).
PARKING & ACCESSIBILITY
PARKING: There is limited street parking around the theater as well as a parking lot that can be entered just north of the Quogue Community Hall.
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The theater is wheelchair accessible through the side entrance. If a member of your party needs wheelchair access, please come to front entrance and ask the person taking tickets to open the side door. If a member of your party requires a wheelchair in the theater, please reserve one seat at the end of a row.
ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES: The theater does not have assisted listening devices at this time.
Hampton Theatre Company opens to the public 30 minutes prior to the performance. There is ample parking in the Village lot behind the theater and the firehouse and on the street.
CELL PHONE & CAMERA USAGE
Hampton Theatre Company asks that you turn off or silence all noise-making electronics, text-messaging devices and cell phones during the performance. Taking pictures and video recording is prohibited inside the theatre.
No Children under the age of 5 are permitted in the theater. All persons entering the theater must have a ticket. Please carefully consider whether a performance is appropriate for your child before planning to attend. Also, please be aware that disruptive patrons, including children, will not be allowed to remain in the theatre.
Hampton Theatre Company has no formal dress code: although shirt and shoes are required at all times. In addition, please consider the effects of strong perfumes and colognes on those seated around you.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
There is a concession area located in the theater where coffee, tea, cold beverages and cookies are available for purchase, and may be consumed inside the theater. Hampton Theatre Company is proud to partner with Hampton Coffee Company as its exclusive coffee provider. Outside food & beverages are not permitted.
Late seating is at the discretion of the House Manager and latecomers may be placed in alternative seating in the rear of the theater. If you arrive late, ushers will seat you at the earliest appropriate time during the performance. Out of respect for the performers and other audience members, you will be seated as soon as practical so as not to disrupt the performance. If you need to leave a performance early, we ask that you leave at a point in the performance when moving around would be a minimal disturbance to those around you, such as during applause.
LOST & FOUND
Hampton Theatre Company manages any items left behind. Items considered “lost & found” will be kept secured in our box office for up to 30 days. If you have lost an item at Hampton Theatre Company, please call 631-653-8955.
DISRUPTIONS DURING PERFORMANCES
Loud talking, texting and other disruptions are not tolerated. Anyone disturbing the audience or interfering with the performance will be required to leave with no refund forthcoming.
Men’s and women’s restrooms are available inside the theater and are available once the theater is open, usually 30 minutes prior to the performance.
Smoking, including electronic cigarettes and other devices is strictly prohibited anywhere inside the Quogue Community Hall.
Hampton Theatre Company is handicap accessible. A handicapped accessible entrance is located on the right (north) side of the building. Please use the driveway on the north side of the theater and ring the bell marked HTC Handicapped at the ramp entrance to the building and a volunteer will assist you; or have a member of your party notify us on arrival at the box office if you’d like to use this entrance.
All tickets are nonrefundable except in the event of a show cancelation. If you are unable to attend a performance please email email@example.com
or call 631-653-8955 at least 2 hours prior to the performance. We can exchange a ticket for the SAME production, if possible, if we receive a request at least two hours in advance. Credits cannot be extended for any future show. The dinner portion of a dinner theater package cannot be exchanged or refunded, however we can, with 2 hour advance notice, exchange the theater ticket portion for the SAME production if possible.
In 1984 the HAMPTON THEATRE COMPANY began life on a shoestring and a dream at the Westhampton Beach Middle School with its first production, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. The company has come a long way since its founding by James Ewing, James Irving and June Ewing, when the company had no theater, no audience, no board of directors and no capital and performed in such dramatic venues as a tent pitched behind the Masonic Temple on Montauk Highway in the midst of an August hurricane.
Thanks to the generosity of the Village of Quogue, in 1987 the company found a permanent home at the beautiful Community Hall. There and at other venues, the company has produced more than 100 plays by a wide variety of major playwrights. Information about the productions can be found in the PAST PRODUCTIONS tab below, or on our PAST PRODUCTIONS
The Hampton Theatre Company today fills a unique niche in the Long Island performing arts landscape. From its start as a small community group bound together by a love of live theater, it has grown into a successful professional company: one that is still dedicated to the original dream of the founders and still proud to draw its talented performers and technical expertise primarily from the surrounding area in order to present the very best in live theater in the fall, winter and spring on Long Island’s East End.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF
Andrew Botsford, President
Rosemary Cline, Vice President
Lucinda Morrisey, Treasurer
Terrance Fiore, Secretary
George A. Loizides
Diana Marbury, Artistic Director
Betsy Webb Rowe
Terry Brennan, General Manager • Terry@hamptontheatre.org
Julie Stark, Administrative Associate & Assistant to the Treasurer
Julia Morgan Abrams, House Manager
Sonya Hubbard, Box Office
The mission of the not-for-profit Hampton Theatre Company is to create and support, using local resources whenever possible, a theatre community dedicated to presenting live theatre of the highest quality. Our goal is to enlighten, entertain, and inspire while reflecting the complete spectrum of the human experience, as we work to ensure that all voices are heard and represented in productions accessible to the broadest possible audience.
To our patrons, supporters and friends:
At this painful time for our country, we recognize the history of injustice that black Americans, indigenous people, and persons of color have suffered for centuries. We stand with those who believe that the time is now to strive to make our society a safer and more just place for those who have been denied their basic human rights for far too long.
We theatre artists are dedicated to the longstanding tradition of providing what we believe to be essential services: our job is to tell stories spanning the breadth of the human experience, and in turn to enlighten and uplift, as well as to entertain and to heal. We need to keep telling those stories—stories that shed light on our common humanity—and the HTC is committed to continuing to present plays that represent all voices in our community.
As Kenny Leon, director of this season’s “A Soldier’s Story” on Broadway, recently commented: “Theatre is a safe way to learn about one another—to sit in a dark theater and look at actors onstage tell a story. To uplift our world with what we do.”
As a nation, we need to reflect, examine, listen and learn. As a theatre company we pledge to do just that, and to respect the dignity and worth of every person (regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, immigration status, sexual orientation or any other distinction.) As a first step, we are revisiting our mission statement to ensure it is in line with these goals.
The creative arts have the power to shine a light on the deeper unity we share with all people and to lift our minds and spirits as we work to find a more just and better way forward. The well-being of each person is a responsibility for every one of us.
For the Hampton Theatre Company board of directors: Andrew Botsford, Rosemary Cline, Terrance Fiore, Lynne Jones, Diana Marbury, Lucinda Morrisey and Betsy Webb Rowe
2017 – 2018 Season
2015 – 2016 Season
2010 – 2011 Season
2004 – 2005 Season
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
2002 – 2003 Season
SUMMER AND SMOKE
DEATH DEFYING ACTS
2001 – 2002 Season
ALL MY SONS | OF MICE AND MEN | RUMORS
2000 – 2001 Season
THE DINING ROOM | IT’S ONLY A PLAY | I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES
1999 – 2000 Season
AH, WILDERNESS! | ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR
1998 – 1999 Season
LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN | SOCIAL SECURITY | THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA | THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
1997 – 1998 Season
A DELICATE BALANCE | THE RAINMAKER | SYLVIA | A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
1996 – 1997 Season
THE LITTLE FOXES | WHAT THE BUTLER SAW | A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE | BLITHE SPIRIT
THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG | ORPHANS | LATER LIFE | ISN’T IT ROMANTIC
THE CRUCIBLE | THE LAST YANKEE | THE REAL THING | NOISES OFF
MARVIN’S ROOM | LOVE LETTERS | THE HEIRESS | INVITATION TO A MARCH
THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA | PACK OF LIES | LEND ME A TENOR
MURDER AT THE HOLLOW | HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES | RUMORS
THE HO– USE OF BLUE LEAVES | THE FOREIGNER | COASTAL DISTURBANCES
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH | THE DINING ROOM
ONE ACT PLAYS | CRIMES OF THE HEART
ANASTASIA | DRACULA
HOT L BALTIMORE | THE MO– USETRAP | GOD’S FAVORITE
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK | THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER | A CHRISTMAS CAROL | BEDROOM FARCE