Triad Stage, founded in downtown Greensboro in 2002, announced on Friday, April 14, not that it was closing its doors, but that it was pausing its operations.

The announcement on the Triad Stage website states: “We regret to announce the cancellation of our upcoming production of ‘The Cake’ due to financial constraints.

“Additionally, the theater will be pausing ticket sales and subscriptions, as well as other non-essential operations.”

The Cake was scheduled to open at Triad Stage in the beginning of May.

The announcement continues, “We understand that this news is disappointing to our patrons and supporters, to the artists and artisans whose work we are privileged to showcase, to our creative and dedicated staff, and to all others who contributed time, talent, and resources in support of our reopening. We appreciate your commitment, and we ask for your continued patience as we complete development of the best possible plan for the theater going forward. We look forward to sharing that plan, which will include specific communication with ticket holders regarding their tickets to “The Cake” and season ticket renewals, and to playing a continuing role in support of Greensboro’s thriving arts community.”

Triad Stage closed its doors for two years due to the COVID-19 restrictions but reopened at the beginning of October 2022 and later that month announced Kathleen Holland had been hired as the new executive director.

Triad Stage was founded Preston Lane and Richard Whittington with Lane as the artistic director and Whittington as the managing director.  In 1999, Triad Stage purchased the old Montgomery Ward building on South Elm Street with renovations necessary to turn the old department store into a theatre beginning in 2001.

Since it opened in 2002 Triad Stage has produced over 140 mainstage productions that include 20 world premieres.