Important Public Announcement

From The Board of Directors of The Lofte Community Theatre:

Dear Lofte Family and Friends,

In keeping in accordance to the directives for safe response to the COVID-19 pandemic change, we at The Lofte Community Theatre have, regretfully had to cancel some special events and our first three productions of our regular season. All of us here desperately miss the joy of bringing you the live performance experience here in the barn.


As current social distancing protocols hinder even our ability to have auditions and hold rehearsals, we are tentatively planning to begin our season on September 4 with the production of Becky’s New Car. This will be followed by Office Hours opening October 10 and will close our abbreviated season with A Dicken’s Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts. If you are a ticket holder of cancelled shows, please contact The Lofte Community Theatre as indicated below.

To help keep us strong until we can again raise the curtain on our stage, here’s what you can do to help:

Donate Tickets—We are asking current ticket holders to donate unused tickets back to The
Lofte. Ticket donations are tax deductible and directly support our ongoing expenses while our stage is dark. Contact the box office at 402-234-2553 or for a receipt.* 

Let us Entertain You—We have constructed an outdoor stage where we are having “Barnyard
Cinema” and some concerts and other entertainment events. Purchase tickets and come join us in the barnyard for some socially distanced entertainment. See our website and FaceBook page for details on these events.


Give Now—Please make a one-time or recurring gift online at or contact the box office at 402-234-2553 for other avenues to donate. Your gift will help keep us alive until we can safely return to our stage to bring you the outstanding live theatre you have come to know here at The Lofte.*

*As an incentive for personal donations, the CARES Act has made it possible for anyone who
donates to a 501(c)(3) organization a deduction of up to $300. In effect, the government will
subsidize a portion of any given to a charitable organization through a tax deduction.

Many nonprofits are currently struggling due to COVID-19, but please consider a donation to The Lofte to enable us to once again Bring the Arts to Rural Nebraska after the pandemic subsides. As we all navigate this challenging time, we are all reminded of how important “Community” is to our happiness, health, and well-being. At The Lofte, that has never been more apparent than it is now. We know that even as we are physically apart, that our Community will come together in support to ensure we can once again gather in safety and joy celebrating live theatre.

With Unending Gratitude for our Community,

The Board of Directors and Staff of The Lofte Community Theatre

Barn Brilliance
Lofte Talent Show!
July 11th @ 7:30 PM
Admission: $40 per vehicle
Come for a night of Lofte Born-in-a-Barn talent and fun to raise money for the Lofte Community Theatre!
Call the Lofte Box Office for Reservations @ 402-234-2553
Calendar of Events

Silver sponsors

P.O Box 62

15841 Manley Road

Manley, NE 68403

The Lofte Community Theatre and Born-In-A-Barn Players are dedicated to providing opportunities for all ages to participate in the creative process and to enjoy the social, artistic, and educational benefits of all art forms.

The Lofte Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 corporation.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.


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