In the interest of the health and safety of our Variety Kids and supporters during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Variety St. Louis has made several moves and changes. 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: 6/15/21
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.
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 already 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, even following the necessary cancellation of our pillar fundraising events. 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 HelpAVarietyKid.org or call Brett Schott at 314-720-7707. Thank you!
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.
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.
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.
The 2020 Variety Theatre production of The Music Man, originally scheduled for October 16 - 25, 2020 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, has been postponed to October 2021. The new dates will be October 15 - 24, 2021.
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.
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!
Virtual Rehearsals and Classes for Variety Children's Chorus and Variety Dance
The 2020 - 2021 season has now ended. Information for auditions for the 2021 - 2022 school year will be released later this summer.
Please contact Performing Arts Manager Joy Addler with questions or concerns.
Virtual Adventure Camp
This summer, we are again offering a free virtual Adventure Camp and Teen Camp, using the clickto.camp platform. Through this platform, campers make crafts, play games, take virtual field trips, sing songs, spend time with friends and more, all from the safety of their homes. Registration is now closed.
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 who are not vaccinated 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.