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With heavy hearts, but sincere optimism for the future, Tent Theatre announces the cancellation of its 2020 summer season scheduled for June 10-July 18.

With the mission of our organization, the decision to cancel the season is unprecedented and not made lightly.

Tent Theatre is unlike many summer companies. With close to 10,000 patrons each year, ticket sales and vending operations account for a significant portion of the operating budget. The difficult choice to cancel the 2020 summer season provides more stability for our company and safety for our patrons, thus ensuring our unique mission for the next generation of performers.

Our Missouri State TIX staff will be fielding your calls and emails moving forward. “Stocking Stuffer” ticket holders may choose to donate the value of their tickets to the Tent Scholarship and Operations funds as a tax-deductible gift, redeem the vouchers for tickets for the 2021 season, or elect to receive a full refund. You will be receiving another email in the next several days with details.

Please note that the entire Tent Theatre staff is operating remotely, and there may be delays in response time as we work to address all messages received. We ask for your continued patience as our team navigates this process and implements the next steps.

We carry with us years of support from the community of Springfield, the University, and all of our committed local business partners. We all look forward to welcoming our devoted audiences to our community as we anticipate the first performance in 2021.

As always, we are immensely grateful for your commitment and interest in Tent Theatre. You have embraced our organization and for that we thank you. Like many other performance companies, we need your support, understanding, and generosity, now and throughout the coming year. We wish you and yours good health as we all navigate these somber times.

Please feel free to monitor the Missouri State University COVID-19 website for the latest campus updates. Missouri State University is committed to the health and well-being of our students, staff and guests.

Stay safe and best wishes.

Updated April 6, 2020

Upcoming productions


June 10-13, 15-20.

Moon over Buffalo

June 25-27, June 29-July 3.

The Producers

July 8-11, 13-18.

Star supporters

Tent Theatre is proud to acknowledge the following sponsors for their support of the 56th Tent Theatre season.

For information about how you can become a star supporter of Tent Theatre, contact 417-836-4644.

The Old Glass PlaceKTXRKY3Greg & Judy McManus

Med-Pay, inc.Dr. Stephen Adams and Dr. Randall O. DoennigMSU BookstorePenmac

TLC Properties Residence Life, Housing and Dining ServicesSpringfield Business JournalAviary Cafe

Springfield Black TieLaw Office of BarefieldChesterfiled 

Coca-Cola  Kyle Insurance Services, Inc. Watkins EKKLESIA logo