Little Rock Theater Suspends Productions Citing Financial Problems

Apr 25, 2018

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre
Credit Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism

A Little Rock theater has suspended its productions indefinitely.

The Arkansas Repertory Theatre's board of directors announced the decision Tuesday. Financial issues forced the theater to cancel its final production and cease future planning.

Board Chairman Brian Bush says a decline in ticket sales and an increase in theater options around the city contributed to the shuttering. But theater officials hope to eventually bring back the theater.

Bush says the theater hopes to fundraise $750,000 to ensure financial stability for The Rep when it returns.

The theater will still host the Artworks auction on April 28 and Ballet Arkansas from May 4-6. It'll issue a refund for any tickets purchased, but not yet redeemed, including single tickets, season subscriptions and flex passes.