The Music Center announced it will close its four theaters through Tuesday, March 31, under the order of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation that gatherings of 50 or more people across California should be canceled.
The performing arts center has postponed its new “Play on the Plaza!” series that was previously scheduled for Saturdays, March 28, April 25 and May 23. New dates regarding these free events and activities on the Music Center Plaza will be announced at a later date.
As of Monday, March 16, the Music Center has increased disinfection practices across its campus including its theatres. The center has placed hand sanitizer stations at its venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum.
The Music Center’s resident companies, LA Phil, LA Opera, Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, along with TMC Arts and “Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center,” are also canceled.
Along with the “Play on the Plaza!” series, all presentations, public gatherings, educational programs and tours have been canceled. All Music Center on-campus restaurants will also be closed through March 31.
On March 12, multiple events were canceled including performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater student matinee, The Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival and Tanzteater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s “Palermo Palermo.”
The Music Center is offering accommodations for current ticket holders to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and Tanzteater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performances. The center is providing various options for ticket holders including donating the value of the tickets as a charitable contribution, exchanging the tickets for a future performance, holding the money for a future purchase and, lastly, a refund.
The Music Center is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. For information, visit musiccenter.org.
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