The Center for the Performing Arts is suspending all performances and other events at its venues through April 12.
The announcement comes on the heels that Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision March 12 to limit public gatherings to 250 or less because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Among other weekend postponements at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts are the opening of Civic Theatre’s “A Few Good Men,” was set to run March 13 to 28, and the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s Journey into Jazz concert for March 14.
The affected venues include the Palladium, The Tarkington and the Studio Theater. The cancellations or postponements include performances by the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Civic Theatre, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Indiana Wind Symphony, as well as education events, rental events and eight Center Presents performances: Peking Acrobats, March 15; Kurt Elling Quintet, March 21; Doolin’, March 2 “Treasure Island,” March 28 (two shows), “Piaf! The Show,” March 28; Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, March 29 and 800 lb. Gorilla, April 4
All ticketholders will be contacted and provided refunds or the option to donate the purchase amount to the presenting organization to help defray costs associated with the cancellations. The Center will work to reschedule the canceled events as feasible.
The move is prompted by state recommendations to cancel or postpone for the next 30 days any nonessential gatherings of 250 or more people, as well as smaller gatherings in venues where people cannot maintain a distance sufficient to avoid the potential spread of the virus that causes the COVID-19 illness. The Center will continue to follow the guidance of public safety officials and will reassess the policy in April to determine if the suspension needs to be extended.
The offices will remain in operation during standard business hours. The box office and the Great American Songbook Exhibit Gallery at the Palladium will be closed to the public through April 12, but ticket sales for events not affected by the suspension will continue online at theCenterpresents.org or by phone at 317-843-3800.
Patrons with questions or concerns may contact the Patron Services department at (317) 843-3800 or tickets@TheCenterPresents.org.