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COVID-19 Updates

Fall 2020 Update

After much careful consideration in coordination with George Mason University, the Center for the Arts made the difficult decision to suspend our presentation of traditional, live, professional performances inside our spaces through the end of 2020. Current ticketholders for events scheduled in fall 2020 will be contacted with ticket options as soon as information is available regarding either postponements or cancellations.

Although the season will not begin this fall as we had originally envisioned, we are working with the artists who were supposed to grace our stages, in an effort to bring them back in the future. We are also pursuing creative opportunities for digital programming, as well as exploring safe and artistically satisfying options for in-person programming for the remainder of 2020. 

Frequently Asked Questions

I had tickets to a performance in the 2019-2020 season. What happened to those?

All outstanding tickets to canceled performances were refunded after June 1, 2020, or—if requested prior—were converted to an account credit or tax-deductible donation to the Center for the Arts at George Mason University. Get more detailsContact the Ticket Office

How can I reach someone at the Center for the Arts?

Currently, all members of the Center for the Arts staff are working remotely, but are available by email. The ticket office may be reached at cfatix@gmu.edu or through this contact form. For more information, please visit the Contact page.

Will there be performances at the Center for the Arts this fall?

After much careful consideration in coordination with George Mason University, we have made the difficult decision to suspend our presentation of traditional, live, professional performances inside our spaces through the end of 2020. Learn more and watch the video message about this decision.

We will be presenting online events on the Mason Arts at Home platform this fall.  We are also exploring creative ways to share arts experiences in-person for the remainder of 2020 that are both safe and artistically satisfying. In addition, we continue to plan for a safe and healthy return for our staff, artists, and audiences. We will provide updates here as they become available.

When performances begin again, what measures with the Center for the Arts take to ensure the safety and comfort of patrons?

Our staff is working tirelessly to be ready to welcome audiences back at the appropriate time with safety measures in place. We will continue to follow the guidance of George Mason University, the Virginia Department of Health, and the CDC. Details about these precautions will be available on the Center for the Arts website when we are able to announce new performances.

How can I support the Center for the Arts during this time?

Even though we aren’t able to gather in person, your gift makes an impact.  A gift of any size makes a significant difference in the future of the arts at the Center for the Arts and in our community. Learn more or make a gift.

How can I get the latest updates?

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