In the midst of health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville is making adjustments to its programs and productions, including its annual Lawrenceville Ghost Tours.
While traditional tours where guests take a 90-minute guided, in-person tour of metro Atlanta’s oldest city and learn about Lawrenceville’s haunted history are still offered pending ticket availability, the venue also provides private ghost tours for families and friends who prefer to practice physical distancing or just enjoy a tour in a smaller group.
Private tours are offered through Oct. 31 for $125 for up to 10 people and $10 per person for additional guests up to 20 people.
Tour guests, whether participating in the traditional public tour or the private tour, are asked to wear face masks. Tour guides will wear a face shield and will be equipped with voice amplification equipment for storytelling stops along the tour.
Advance reservations for these tours is required and traditional tours are limited to 15 people.
This year, the Aurora Theatre is also offering self-guided tours and virtual tours for at-home viewing.
Self-guided tours are $20 and include walking directions and a digital map.
Virtual tours can be enjoyed from the comfort of home through the video service Vimeo. The virtual tour, which is just over an hour long, hour-long, is $20, and viewers can watch on iOS and Android devices, on Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.
“What we’ve tried to do is create myriad ways for patrons to engage in the Lawrenceville Ghost Tours this year,” said Al Stilo, director of sales and marketing for the Aurora Theatre. “We’re just having to be creative and do things a little differently.”
For more information on the Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville Ghost Tours and to make reservations, visit www.auroratheatre.com/haunted-happenings/.
IF YOU GO
• What: Lawrenceville Ghost Tours presented by Aurora Theatre
• When: 7 and 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 31, while tickets last
• Where: Tours begin and end at Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrenceville
• Cost: $20 for adults and $15 for children
• For more information and to make reservations: auroratheatre.com