Raise the Curtain!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of performing our 44th year of live theater in Southeast Nebraska, we have had to cancel productions. With our usual live performances on hold, the organization is financially struggling, and our ability to have performances in the future, and what those look like, remains uncertain.
While we still plan to provide what entertainment we can, our shortened season and limited seating capacity in 2020 means that the loss of revenue is significant! Even as we minimize our operating expenses, maintaining the facility and continuing core operations requires over $125,000 in annual costs.
We are tapping into our limited reserves and will deplete those reserves before the end of 2020.
To make sure the curtain can be raised in the future, the Lofte is launching a fundraiser campaign called “Raise the Curtain” to cover basic operating costs for the next year.
What YOU can do to help:
- Donate any unusable tickets from the 2020 season that you purchased. Any request for a refund for any cancelled show or show that you cannot attend will deplete our precious cash funds. At this point we are deferring a decision on how, or whether, we will be able to make any refunds.
- Donate cash to fund our operations during this challenging time!
- Commit to buying 2021 season tickets when they go on sale later this year.
- Share our campaign on social media. Help us raise the curtain with your contacts! If you have a contact that isn’t on social media, let us know how best to reach them!
- Attend Lofte Barnyard outdoor events this summer.
What the Lofte Board & Staff will be doing:
- Communicating the campaign and the need on social media and other channels.
- Requesting grants and donations from individuals, foundations, and other organizations.
- Contacting our vendors and requesting financial support (contributions & discounts).
- Donating, individually, to the campaign (demonstrating that we are “all-in”).
Please help “Raise the Curtain” and make a donation, today!
Note, if you'd prefer to set up an automatic monthly recurring donation that will continue after the Raise the Curtain campaign has ended, you can do so on our recurring donation form. Click Here.