On Thursday, March 12, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced that for the next two weeks, mass gatherings of groups should be limited to 100 people in Utah, the Deseret News reported.
Many Utah arts and theater organizations are following Herbert’s recommendation and postponing or canceling upcoming shows and events.
This list will be updated.
Abravanel Hall, Capitol Theatre, Eccles Theater and the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center will be closed for all performances from March 12-31, at the direction of the Salt Lake County mayor, according to a post from the Salt Lake County Arts & Culture Facebook page. This would include the remaining performances of “Dear Evan Hansen” at the Eccles Theater, which was scheduled to run through Saturday, March 14.
Art at the Main gallery will be closed through the month of March.
BYU Arts is canceling its events in all venues effective March 16. “Little Shop of Horrors” is canceled effective immediately.
BYU Museum of Art will be closed to the public March 13-17, according to a post on their Facebook page. Gallery Talks on March 18 and April 1 will be live-streamed on Facebook and Instagram and will not be open to the public. Visit BYU Museum of Art’s Facebook page for a complete list of events in March and April that have been canceled.
Cirque du Soleil has canceled “BAZZAR,” which was scheduled May 24 through July 5 at the Maverik Center. All ticket holders will be contacted by their point of sale regarding the refund process. Cirque du Soleil will be working to reschedule performances in West Valley City in the near future.
The Commonwealth Room and The State Room are both postponing all shows that are scheduled through March.
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum will be closed until further notice.
The Egyptian Theatre in Park City will be canceling the progressive rock band Moe.’s three nights of shows, as well as the upcoming performances of “Newsies the Musical.” Moe. has agreed to reschedule its dates, which are still to be determined.
Finch Lane Gallery will be closed from March 13-27.
Hale Center Theatre is suspending all performances until March 30.
Hale Center Theater Orem will cancel all performances beginning March 16 through March 28. The theater will be adding additional performances of “Matilda” in order to accommodate rescheduled tickets.
Pioneer Theatre Company will be canceling its upcoming production of “Ass,” which was scheduled for March 27-April 11.
Repertory Dance Theatre is cancelling all events, including dance centers, through March 31.
Salt Lake Acting Company is postponing its upcoming production of “Four Women Talking About the Man Under the Sheet,” with new dates to be announced shortly.
Salt Lake Film Society is closing both of its venues, Broadway Centre Cinemas and Tower Theatre, until April 17.
The St. Patrick’s Day parade in Salt Lake City and the Siamsa celebration following it on March 14 have been canceled.
Southern Utah Museum of Art is rescheduling the opening reception for the 2020 BFA Senior Exhibition to a closing reception on April 24.
The Tabernacle Choir organization has canceled several concerts and made changes to its public broadcasts and rehearsals. These changes include:
- Music and the Spoken Word broadcasts will not be open to the public. Previously recorded programs will be broadcast.
- The Spring Chorale and Orchestra Concert scheduled for March 20-21 has been canceled and will not be rescheduled.
- The Choir and Orchestra concert of Handel’s “Messiah” has been canceled. The 2018 recording of the “Messiah” concert from the Choir and Orchestra will be streamed and broadcast on April 10-11 as previously scheduled.
- The weekly Choir rehearsals on Thursdays in the Tabernacle will be temporarily closed to the public.
- The weekly Bells rehearsals on Wednesdays in the Tabernacle will be temporarily closed to the public.
- Daily organ recitals in the Tabernacle are suspended until further notice.
Utah Film Center Board of Directors decided to cancel Utah Film Center public and school programs at all venues, beginning with Thursday’s screening of “Binti,” through April 19. The center will reschedule all canceled events. It will also be sending out regular communications in its newsletter and social media. The center is also attempting to reschedule its “Tumbleweeds” programs and will honor all tickets, passes and vouchers, if possible.
Utah Symphony and Utah Opera is canceling all performance dates scheduled in March.
THREAD: In light of Governor Herbert’s COVID-19 recommendations, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera are canceling all events through March 28 and are evaluating whether these can be scheduled for a later date.— Utah Symphony (@UtahSymphony) March 12, 2020
This includes the following performances:
- March 12: Utah Opera’s “Opera-Tunities” Night for the “Barber of Seville”
- March 14-22: Utah Opera’s “Barber of Seville”
- March 17 and 21: Utah Symphony’s “Carnival of the Animals”
- March 19: Utah Symphony’s All-Star Youth Pro Am
- March 26-28: Utah Symphony’s “Carmina Burina”
Utah Symphony and Utah Opera is currently evaluating whether these performances are able to be rescheduled at a later date.
Utah Museum of Contemporary Art will be closed from March 13-27, and will also be postponing all public programming through April 17.
Utah Museum of Fine Arts will be closed to the public March 13-27, and will also be canceling all events, programs and tours through April.
Four concerts at Vivint Smart Home Arena through the end of April have been postponed. The Post Malone Runaway Tour was set for Saturday, March 21; the Celine Dion Courage World Tour was scheduled for Thursday, March 26; JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour was to play Friday, March 27; and the Cher Here We Go Again Tour 2020 was planned for Tuesday, April 28. Guests who purchased tickets to those shows will be notified through the promoter directly to either receive a refund or exchange for a rescheduled show.
Woodbury Art Museum is canceling the opening reception of the Student Art Show on March 24, as Utah Valley University has decided to cancel all campus events; however, the museum will remain open and the exhibition will still open that same day.