Important Updates

In the interest of the health and safety of our Variety Kids and supporters during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Variety St. Louis is continuously making moves and changes based on current advice and regulations from the CDC as well as local and regional health departments. On this page, you will find the most up-to-date information regarding event refund options, how you can continue to support Variety Kids and much more. Last updated: 10/28/21


COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

If you are looking for more information regarding COVID-19, including how it may affect those who, like Variety Kids, are immunocompromised, we recommend visiting the CDC website

To view the COVID-19 policies and procedures Variety St. Louis has put in place to keep Variety Kids, families, staff, volunteers and event attendees safe and healthy, click here. This page also includes details on our new COVID-19 vaccination policy, effective November 15, 2021.


Help A Variety Kid

While we are all facing challenges due to COVID-19, children with disabilities are among those most vulnerable to the virus. Their families are experiencing the consequences of the pandemic, including a lack of the resources and tools Variety Kids need to do continue making the impossible, possible.

That’s why we are committed to providing them with uninterrupted access to vital services. And it’s why we need your help, now more than ever.

Please donate so that we can raise funds to help Variety Kids live amazing lives, even in the midst of this pandemic. Give now at or call Brett Schott at 314-720-7707. Thank you!


Variety Events

In the interest of the health and safety of our Variety Kids and supporters during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Variety St. Louis made the decision to cancel and not reschedule our Variety Week 2020 and 2021 events. This includes Runway Lights Fashion Show, Variety Family Celebration Day and Dinner with the Stars. Variety Theatre's 2020 fall production of The Music Man has been postponed to October 2021. Details about each of these events can be found below.

Runway Lights Fashion Show

If you already purchased a ticket or table in 2020, you were contacted directly to discuss your options. Please contact Mary Murawski via email or at 314-720-7712 with any questions.

Variety Family Celebration Day

As registration for this free event was not yet open, there is no action needed on the part of our Variety Families. Please contact Mo Taylor via email with any questions.

Dinner with the Stars

If you purchased a ticket or table through our website to attend the 2020 gala, you were contacted directly to discuss your options. Please contact Brett Schott via email or at 314-720-7717 with any questions.

If you purchased a show-only ticket through Ticketmaster, they contacted you directly regarding your refund. Please contact Ticketmaster with any questions regarding these tickets. 

Variety Theatre

The 2020 Variety Theatre production of The Music Man, originally scheduled for October 16 - 25, 2020 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, was postponed to October 2021. It has now been postponed again and dates will be announced at a later time.

Tickets were not yet on sale for this event, so no action is needed on your part. Please contact Joy Addler via email with any questions.


Variety Programs

Children with special needs are especially vulnerable to the virus. Variety will continue to provide uninterrupted access to critical equipment, therapy services and programs.

During this time, however, we will need to make adjustments to certain programs. Program-specific changes will be sent to those families involved in each program via email.

If your child with special needs is in need of assistance, applications for our programs are available and open - click here for more information and to apply for help today. We are working to ensure our services include assistance for the equipment and therapies, like telehealth therapy sessions, that are most needed during this difficult time. In addition, we are considering special circumstances, such as a loss of income, when reviewing applications for financial assistance. Please be sure to contact us with your specific needs so that we can make every effort to help you. 

Virtual Variety Family Social Groups

Looking for a way for your child with a disability to safely connect with friends during these times? Sign up for our Variety Family Social Groups and join their virtual hangouts! Kid (ages 4 - 12) and Teen (ages 13 - 20) groups are available - typically, they meet in-person for fun outings such as the movies and bowling, but they are meeting virtually for now. This is a great way for Variety Kids to spend time with friends, make new ones and have a blast!


Variety Staff

As of June 14, 2021, the Variety St. Louis office is open and the majority of staff members are working in the office. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We ask that all visitors still schedule time to come in, when possible, and that they check in at the front desk for contact tracing purposes. In addition, we do ask that all visitors and staff members please wear a mask at this time. And, of course, if any visitors or staff members are feeling ill, please refrain from coming in to the office, even if you are vaccinated. 

You can contact us via email or by calling 314-720-7700 during office hours - click here to find contact information for each staff member.