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Got Tickets To A Cancelled Show?


by Jerome Weeks 13 Mar 2020 11:14 AM

Instead of asking for a refund, you might consider donating that money to the arts group.

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If you have a ticket to a show that’s been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns, check with the organization or box office about refund policies or whether the event has been rescheduled — meaning your ticket may still be good.

But non-profit arts groups — theaters, museums, dance companies, music groups — rise and sink on the tides of cash flow. They’re in the money – and then there are long, long dry spells until the next opening, the next show. These are periods that can seriously test their skills at staying financially afloat.

As a result, a crisis like the current one can outright kill non-profits that are momentarily stretched for cash — even the worthiest ones.

So some organizations are asking that you consider the ticket you’ve already bought a donation to help them weather COVID-19.

And if you’re unsure whether that art museum, community theater or orchestra will be open and running the show you want to see, check out our list of cancellations, limited hours and postponements.  We’re continually updating it.

The situation is fluid, so if you are attending an event, call the venue for the latest information about cancellations. And please follow guidelines from health officials and stay safe.

 

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