Arena Theater COVID-19 Policy

Arena Theater seeks to keep our patrons, staff and volunteers healthy.  We value our community’s health and are following the Mendocino County and State of California public health guidelines. Please join us in maintaining the safety and health of our theater by honoring our mandatory mask and social distancing policy. Read more about our safety protocols below.




–As of November 1, 2021,  Arena Theater has posted a yellow sign which requires all staff of the theater to be vaccinated or tested weekly by order of the Mendocino County Public Health Officer.
–Click here to read more about our cleaning protocol, reduced seating, and air scrubbers of the same quality used by Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS).
–Attendees for all telecast programs must be fully vaccinated. These programs are: Met Opera Live in HD, Bolshoi Ballet in Cinema, Exhibition on Screen and National Theatre Live. Please show your vaccination card and a photo ID when you purchase your ticket.

Please check back for additional regulations and updates.
For more information, please contact the office at 882-3272 or email info@arenatheater.org.

Arena Theater seeks board candidates

Call for Arena Theater Board Member Candidates 2021
Dear members and all of you who are thinking about becoming members, here’s a great opportunity to get involved with your favorite community theater!
Please read the information below and submit your letter of interest soon! Read more

Arena Theater Association Board of Directors is Seeking Candidates

  • Three seats on the board are up for election this April. Each seat is a three-year term obligation
  • Candidates must be current members in good standing; non-members may join now!
  • Each candidate must provide a letter of interest stating interest and motivation. Statements will be printed on the ballot, brevity is encouraged (50-100 words)
Deadline for candidate statements: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

How to submit your statement:

For more information, please contact the office at 882-3272 or email info@arenatheater.org.

Save the Date!
Annual Membership Meeting and Board Elections (Zoom Meeting)
Monday, April 19, 2021, 6 pm at Arena Theater.



Holiday Talent Show 2020

Virtual Holiday Talent Show

A Fundraiser for Arena Theater
Saturday, December 12, 7 p.m.
via ZOOM (donate here anytime)

Watch the replay here: https://youtu.be/DODBED09Ewc

Local talents of all ages and persuasions are part of the playlist when the virtual curtain opens for Arena Theater’s community talent show, a fundraiser for the theater. The show will take place via Zoom, and the link for the show will be posted one hour before show time. Thank you, Wildflower Motel, for allowing us to use of your internet connection.

Emceed by Blake More and Paul Anderson, the fundraiser inludes a variety of acts featuring music, song, dance, poetry, and skits. Some of the performers are Caitlin McMurtry with “My Heart’s in the Highlands,” Bryn Elizan Harris with “Please Come Home for Christmas,” and Mimi Dallas with “12 Days of Christmas.”  Zorbic’s band Sleigher will stage a season favorite, “Santa’s Coming to Town,” and more.

The poetry section is represented by More, Peter Lit, and Lena Bullamore with her signature piece, “A Little Ditty.” Hobby thespian Harm Wilkinson will read “Night Before Christmas,” 10-year old Dougie Dauenhauer returns presenting his new stop motion Lego animation short film, “Catching Santa.” Dance performances will feature husband and wife team Tim and Kathy McMurtry as well as young rhythmic dancer Juiletta. Click on the link above to watch the replay. Thank you, Wildflower Motel, for allowing us to use your internet connection!

Quilt auction Fundraiser: The Holiday show on December 12 also kicked off an online auction for a beautiful quilt with two matching pillows, all hand crafted and donated by Heather Hackett. Click here to read more about Heather. The auction will run until Monday, Dec. 21, and all proceeds will benefit Arena Theater. Click here to go to the auction site, click on the green square in the upper left corner, and then click on the image to place your bid. You may be prompted at some point to create an account, it’s easy, just follow the steps.


Please click on this link for updates on the Arena Theater COVID-19 Policy.