Arena Theater Underwriting Agreement


Underwriting and Sponsorship: An opportunity to financially support an event or series. Please check which of the following ways you would like to support.

Underwriter: pledge money to support Arena Theater by covering a portion or all of any loss the theater might incur on a specific event or series.  There may be one or more underwriters per event. At the conclusion of the event all underwriters will share in making up any shortfall attributed to that event, up to the limit of their pledged amount.

 Sponsor: donate up front to support a program.

NAME (of event or series):    ________________________________________

(For underwriters) I understand that when the final accounting for the event is concluded I may be billed for my share of any loss up to the amount of my pledge.  If the event makes a profit or breaks even I will not be billed and my obligation is ended.
Signed: _______________________________________________          Date: ____________________

Name(s): _________________________________________

Mailing Address: ____________________________________

City, St. ZIP: __________________________________________

Phone: _________________________________

Email: __________________________________

May we publicly thank you:

☐In print?

☐On our screen?


Arena Theater COVID-19 Policy

Updates on Arena Theater’s Covid-19 policy, effective immediately

-MASKS are strongly recommended but not required

-SEATING CAPACITY: the theater is fully open (100% seating capacity), choose your own seat


Cinema: none

Film Club: none once open again

Live Shows: none

Telecasts: National Theatre Live and Exhibition on Screen/Great Art on Screen none; only Met Opera Live in HD requires proof of vaccination and masks

CLEANING: Arena Theater will continue its thorough, high-touch surface cleaning and the use our air filtration system (air scrubbers)

TICKETS: Online ticket sales will close 90 minutes before showtime or buy at the door

DOORS: open 30 minutes before curtain unless otherwise noted.

PAYMENT: We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.


Arena Theater will continue its thorough, high-touch surface cleaning and use our air filtration system (heaters, air scrubbers)

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

Annual Membership Meeting and Board Election 2022

Arena Theater Association
Annual Membership Meeting and Election
Monday, April 25, 2022 via Zoom

There are 3 Director Seats up for election.
Please vote for no more than 3 candidates.
The 3 candidates who receive the most votes will become Directors.

The 2022 annual meeting will be conducted via Zoom on April 25, 2022. All participating members appearing remotely are considered to be present, in person, at this remotely-held meeting and shall count toward a quorum of 30 members. The Zoom meeting will begin at 6 p.m., and votes will be accepted, via the online form on the theater website, until 7:30 p.m.
In the event a member is unable to attend the annual meeting via Zoom, he or she may vote absentee, either by voting via the online ballot form or by mailing in a printed ballot. Each member submitting an absentee ballot shall also be deemed to be present, in person, at this remotely-held meeting and shall count toward a quorum.


  • Mark your choices on the ballot.
  • Fold the ballot and place in an envelope.
  • Put your name on the outside of the envelope so we can verify your current membership.
  • Mail the envelope to the address below
  • Absentee ballots must be received no later than April 25, 2022 to be counted.

Arena Theater Association
PO Box 611
Point Arena, CA 95468
Office telephone: 707 882-3272

Arena Theater Board of Directors
Candidate Statements

Paul Andersen

 It has been an honor to serve on the Arena Theater Board during these challenging times. As a Board, in addition to securing the safety of our patrons, we faced severe financial challenges but were kept afloat by increased donations from members and significant federal investment through the Shuttered Venue Operators grant. The Finance Committee has begun meeting regularly as we chart a course out of the pandemic. As Treasurer, I feel confident for the future of the Theater, which is such a vital part of the community. I’m proud of the way the community has continued to support the Theater even while closed. I look forward to continuing my service on the Theater Board if selected to do so.

 Michael Beattie

 It has been an honor to have served as an Arena Theater board member for the last nine years. I would like nothing more than to be able to continue to serve our theater and our community for another term. During this time I have served as facilities director and over the last two years as president, two years prior as vice president and member of the facilities committee. I also am active with the theater serving as the bartender during live events. It would be a pleasure to continue to serve as a board member of the Arena Theater.

 Rodrigo Curbelo

I am interested in becoming a member of the board. I have lived in this community since 2018 and have enjoyed the theater as a patron and as an occasional performer.   Prior to moving here I was a Public Defender in San Bernardino for 20 years.
I love music and what the theater brings to the community. I am most interested in the live music committee but willing to work on any committee where my services are needed.




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.