2020-2021 Season Update

By Laura Howell | June 1, 2020 | Press Release

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Dear Patrons,

What an interesting time, to say the least. We planned to celebrate 25 years with you this spring, the wonderful people who have made this performing arts center possible. Instead, our ghost light is on and the theater is dark. We’ve all probably gotten too many emails and seen too many commercials discussing the coronavirus, so I will avoid any clichés here. Instead, I want to let you know that we are hoping and planning for when we can reopen our theater again in a way that is safe and enjoyable for our audience members, artists, backstage technicians and crew.

In partnership with Delta State University’s facilities management department, we are upgrading our sanitization practices. We are investing in face masks, hand sanitizers, and contactless payment methods. Our staff is back in the building, and we are working on our reopening plans.

When we can safely reopen, we plan to screen a movie series. Tickets will be free as a thank you for your support not only during this time, but over the past 25 years. We hope this gives you something to look forward to!

In terms of the 2020-2021 season, we are still responding to the latest shifts in the performing arts industry. Many touring companies and artists are not performing this fall due to safety precautions and this ever-evolving virus. Additionally, many performances are not economically viable with smaller capacity audiences or without a full tour schedule.

In response, we are planning for a light fall 2020, with events as they are possible, and a full spring 2021 season. While we typically announce our upcoming shows for the new season on June 1, our announcement will likely come later this summer in order to ensure we are operating with the latest information.

Please know, that we are looking forward to being together again soon. I invite you to email me with any ideas, requests, etc. that you may have. I hope you and your loved ones are doing well, and I look forward to welcoming you back to your performing arts center in person!


Laura Howell, Executive Director
Bologna Performing Arts Center
Delta State University

P.S. We are please to share the following rescheduled performance dates from this spring:

If you have tickets for an event impacted by COVID-19,  you have several options:
1. If the event is rescheduled, you may transfer your tickets to the new date.
2. Return your tickets for a credit (good for 12 months).
3. Convert your tickets to a donation to the Bologna Performing Arts Center
4. Request a refund.

Event cancellations are challenging to any arts organization, as financial stability depends on ticket sales and donations. As you receive information about upcoming shows, please consider how you can help the BPAC— and the thousands of students, community members, and artists served by this facility — by transferring your ticket purchase to a rescheduled or new event or by converting it to a donation.

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