Milton Theatre Announces Reopening Schedule, While the Freeman Stage Gets a New Name

January 13, 2021

As we began with our blog on January 6, we continue with our forward thinking current events narrative this week. There's not much going on right now, for obvious reasons, but we're moving ahead and there's actually much to look forward to in the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

A couple of coastal Delaware's most popular entertainment venues have actually been in the headlines this week and we'll go into more detail on those breaking news items in just a moment.

But the idea for this week is to focus on some of the entertainment options here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches. We've got some great ones and we expect them all to be fully up and running by the time the Summer of 2021 rolls around.

We'll begin with the two that have announced news this week, but then we'll also give you a few more things to look forward to as we get closer to the spring and summer seasons in the coastal region.

So keep your chin up, focus on getting through the challenging times we're all dealing with right now and let's look ahead to what's coming up in the next few months at the beaches.

Take a look...

Milton Theatre. The historic theatre announced this week that they'll be reopening on Friday, January 22, with increased social distancing policies in place.

The theatre had remained open even during the pandemic until new rules were announced by the state of Delaware in December. But working with state and local health officials, the theatre now has a plan to safely reopen to the public.

Shows on reopening weekend include a stand up comedy show, a performance featuring the music of Judy Garland and a concert by "Boat House Row."

Learn more about the theatre and upcoming shows by visiting

Freeman Arts Pavilion. For many years, the Freeman Stage has held performances throughout the area's warm weather months. And they will continue to do so, but under the newly announced name of the Freeman Arts Pavilion.

The Freeman Stage persevered with a 2020 season, though it was on a scaled down basis with less shows and smaller crowds due to public safety concerns and protocols. A greater return to normalcy is expected for the Summer of 2021.

Along with the new name, the Freeman Arts Pavilion will also be expanding its current seating capacity after approval from the Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission.

To learn more about the Freeman Arts Pavilion, visit

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