After much deliberation, The Newport Theater decided to close its doors to the public starting on March 15 and continuing indefinitely until its deemed safe for public events again in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

However, as a non-profit committed to supporting artists, we understand how critical it is for artists to have avenues to make money during times like these. So many of the artists and producers that work at our theater work full-time as artists/freelancers/gig-based work, and they are facing an unprecedented period where they cannot pay rent, bills, and more after losing thousands of dollars of work in the matter of days. 

At our theater, we have a professional-grade live-streaming camera, a high-end computer built for streaming, and a professional sound/mic system. This equipment allows us to stream live or record/store content. 

Because we can record in advance and stream later, this also allows us to ensure we're keeping our performers as safe as we can by trying to limit the amount of people in the space at one time as a social distancing measure. 

It's our goal to provide this equipment to artists at an affordable rate so that artist can try to create content they can monetize for personal use. However, we are a business that relies heavily on drink sales and rent from stage productions to pay our bills. Here's where you come in. 

The funds raised here will go toward keeping our establishment open for the next few months. In exchange, we will do everything in our power to provide these services to artists as long as we are safely able to. 

We will continue intense sanitation measures and ask all performers to err on the side of caution and stay home if they feel even a single symptom of the coronavirus.

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After much deliberation, The Newport Theater decided to close its doors to the public starting on March 15 and continuing indefinitely until its deemed safe for public events again in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 

However, as a non-profit committed to supporting artists, we understand how critical it is for artists to have avenues to make money during times like these. So many of the artists and producers that work at our theater work full-time as artists/freelancers/gig-based work, and they are facing an unprecedented period where they cannot pay rent, bills, and more after losing thousands of dollars of work in the matter of days. 

At our theater, we have a professional-grade live-streaming camera, a high-end computer built for streaming, and a professional sound/mic system. This equipment allows us to stream live or record/store content. 

Because we can record in advance and stream later, this also allows us to ensure we're keeping our performers as safe as we can by trying to limit the amount of people in the space at one time as a social distancing measure. 

It's our goal to provide this equipment to artists at an affordable rate so that artist can try to create content they can monetize for personal use. However, we are a business that relies heavily on drink sales and rent from stage productions to pay our bills. Here's where you come in. 

The funds raised here will go toward keeping our establishment open for the next few months. In exchange, we will do everything in our power to provide these services to artists as long as we are safely able to. 

We will continue intense sanitation measures and ask all performers to err on the side of caution and stay home if they feel even a single symptom of the coronavirus.