The Center to Cancel Activities in Response to Coronavirus COVID-19

By Ted Barron, Ph.D | Executive Director, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, March 10, 2020 News & Announcements, Pandemic

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UPDATED ON MAY 4, 2020: As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and community, all events at the Center are now canceled at least through May 2020. Despite being closed to the public, DPAC staff members are still working and ready to connect via email and phone with those needing to conduct business with the Center, including our Ticket Office, which is maintaining operations Monday–Friday from noon to 5 p.m. 

As of March 11, 2020, in response to coronavirus COVID-19, the Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. of the University of Notre Dame, recommended that organizers of University-sponsored, in-person events avoid bringing together large numbers of people in close proximity [read the statement]. In response, as a cautionary measure, all activities at the Center are canceled at least through April 12, 2020.

Due to these unusual circumstances, if your event ticket(s) required payment, the Center will refund your purchase to your DPAC account to use toward a future event. If you used a credit card and prefer we issue your refund to that card, please email or call the Ticket Office at (574) 631-2800. All calls will be returned within two business days.

We will continue to maintain operations during this time, operate responsibly, and remain in close communication with University leadership. To stay in touch with us regarding when the Center will return to presenting events, please continue to visit and follow us on social media.

Thank you for your support of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.


Ted Barron
Executive Director

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