Coronavirus

Response and Updates

Although the Center remains closed until further notice, we still want you to connect to important news, information, and FAQs about our response to COVID-19. During this time, look for updates on this page, via email, as well as on our social media channels.

Your safety and well-being is our priority. Under the University’s guidance, we began those safety measures on March 11, 2020, by canceling all events at the Center for the remainder of the academic year. [Read the announcement]

Through your support, you have shown that you believe in the power of live performance and the cinematic arts. Thank you.

FAQs

Questions About Upcoming Events

Will I receive a Presenting Series season brochure?
The 2020–2021 season brochure is only available online.

When do tickets go on sale?
No tickets to in-person events open to the public are on sale at this time.

Will any additional shows be postponed or canceled?
On July 1, we announced the cancellation of fall Presenting Series events and Browning Cinema screenings and the cancellation of spring events on November 10. When they become known, we’ll communicate plans for the 2021–2022 season via the Center’s website, email, and social media.

What’s happening at DPAC now?
The Center has always been an academic space. What’s different is our largest venues are temporary classrooms for departments across the University. As we support the University’s COVID-19 response plan, we continue working with artists and artist management to navigate presenting live entertainment when the Center can reopen.

How do you handle refunds?
If a paid, ticketed event is canceled or postponed to protect public and community health, those funds are automatically placed on your DPAC account for future performance. Patrons may request a refund to the original method of payment if they prefer. Refer to Ticket Information for details.

Will the canceled Presenting Series shows be rescheduled?
We are making our best effort to reschedule 2020–2021 artists to a future season. However, that may not be possible in every instance. We recommend following our social channels, signing up to receive our emails, and referring to this page for information on upcoming events.

Can you have events outside?
While outside events may be held safely following the proper protocols, that isn’t an option under consideration for any Presenting Series or cinema programming at this time.

Will you offer shows or movies online?
We learned a lot from last spring’s Zoom Back Camera virtual cinema series. We’re currently working to decide what’s possible and will provide updates when that information becomes available.

Will there be reduced seating available inside venues when you reopen to the public?
It’s possible the Center’s safe return to presenting would be at reduced venue capacities. If that’s required, we will do our best to keep season ticket holders close to their preferred seats. As we complete reopening plans, we’ll share details on the health and safety protocols the Center is implementing and those that patrons and visitors must follow.

General Questions

How do I contact the Ticket Office while you’re closed?
Reach the Ticket Office by phone at (574) 631-2800 and leave a message or email performingarts@nd.edu. You’ll receive a response within one business day.

When will you reopen?
The Center opened on August 7 for students, faculty, and staff to support the University’s academic mission. However, we can’t yet provide a date when the building will be open to the public.

How can I stay connected to the arts during this time?
You’re invited to stay connected by joining us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube where you’ll find artist highlights, streaming recommendations, trivia, and more. And, sign up to receive our weekly email here.

Where can I find more information about the University’s plan?
For the latest updates on Notre Dame’s phased reopening plan, health + safety, policies + more, visit here.nd.edu.

Updated: November 5, 2020