Previous Health & Safety Updates
For the most recent Health & Safety information, please visit the main updates page.
AS OF: November 17, 2020
As you can imagine, planning for the future has been a fluid and challenging process. We hoped that we would finally be together again this spring, but we are finding that that is no longer possible.
We now expect the 54th Ahmanson Season to begin in August 2021. We know this news may be disappointing to hear, but we are heartened and encouraged by two wonderful shows coming into the season line up: the season will now launch in August with Oklahoma!, reimagined for the 21st century and coming off its acclaimed run on Broadway where it won the Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, and the Old Vic’s Tony-nominated production of A Christmas Carol, “an enchanting spectacle” (The Hollywood Reporter) sure to delight us all for the 2021 holidays.
The 7-show season will also include these incredible shows: 1776, Lehman Trilogy, Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, and The Prom. It is sure to be an exciting season and we can't wait to welcome you back to our wonderful Ahmanson Theatre. (The previously announced shows To Kill a Mockingbird, Come From Away, and Ain’t Too Proud—The Life & Times of The Temptations, have been rescheduled to future seasons.) We hope to reopen the Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre in August 2021 as well.
For Ahmanson Theatre subscribers who have already renewed their subscription, there is nothing you need to do at this time. We’ll be reaching out in the future with further updates as to how these changes impact your particular package. Thank you for continuing to hold onto your tickets until we can be together again.
If you have not renewed your Ahmanson subscription, we will continue to hold your seats for the upcoming season with future opportunities to renew your subscription through next spring. (You may do so online.)
For Mark Taper Forum and Kirk Douglas Theatre subscribers, there is nothing you need to do at this time. We will be in touch with you regularly with updates as our planning continues to evolve. We hope to have a broader season announcement with an opportunity to renew your subscription this spring.
If you are able, please consider lending support to the Art Goes On: Emergency Giving Fund. This is a critical moment for arts organizations around the country, and we need your support now more than ever.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com or call us at 213.972.4444 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm). No matter the amount, we value your support.
AS OF: October 2, 2020 at 10:00am
We miss you. We miss your laughter, your ovations, your gathering with friends and family in our theatres. We can't wait for us to be together again, and we continue to closely monitor updates from officials. Do know that we remain committed to our anticipated reopening of the 54th Ahmanson Season next spring, and are continuing our season planning for the Taper and Douglas; we expect to share further updates for all three theatres later this fall. Meanwhile, we hope that you'll enjoy many of the exciting virtual programs we’ve announced on our The Digital Stage.
AS OF: June 16, 2020 at 10:00am
We will not be able to reopen the Ahmanson until 2021. Please know that we have worked through every possible scenario for reopening, and with the health and safety of our audiences, artists, and staff as our top priority.
Currently, we expect the seven-production Ahmanson Season to begin with Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird in April 2021. We are working to reschedule a number of productions, and we remain committed to presenting a full season of world-class theatre. We look forward to providing regular updates about rescheduled productions and performance dates as we are able. We are confident that we will see you at the theatre next year.
Our 54th Season will include To Kill a Mockingbird as well as The Prom, Come From Away, and Ain’t Too Proud. We are in the process of rescheduling Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, The Lehman Trilogy, and Les Misérables.
Ahmanson Production Status
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- 2021 Season
- The Prom
- 2021 Season
- Come From Away
- 2021 Season
- Ain’t Too Proud
- 2021 Season
- Dates to Be Announced
- Dear Evan Hansen
- Dates to Be Announced
- The Lehman Trilogy
- Dates to Be Announced
- Les Misérables
- Dates to Be Announced
If you are a subscriber and have already renewed your subscription, thank you. We are grateful for your patience and understanding, and there is nothing you need to do at this time. If you haven’t yet renewed your subscription, no problem. We will continue to hold your seats, and guarantee them to you when we are able to provide an update on season planning. (Please read about our Subscription Investment Promise. It’s our commitment to you, for your investment in us.)
Our season planning for the Taper and Douglas continues to evolve and progress. We do know that we cannot open our 2020/21 Season this fall as we had hoped. We will be in touch with you regularly with updates.
We look forward to being together in 2021. Your support and commitment to Center Theatre Group are vital to our operations and appreciated now more than ever. And if you feel strongly that you want to do more to ensure the future of Los Angeles theatre, please consider making a donation to our Art Goes On: Emergency Giving Fund. Donations now through the end of June are being matched at 100% by generous members of our Board.
For reference, below is a summary status of spring/summer 2020 shows:
- The Book of Mormon
- Canceled after March 11
- The Antipodes
- King James
- Canceled; to be rescheduled
- Block Party 2020
- Sakina’s Restaurant
- Canceled; rescheduled to 2022
- Once on This Island
If you have tickets to one of the shows mentioned above, we are able to offer credit toward a future purchase or a full refund. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 213.628.2772 Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm so that we may process your request.. We encourage you to please consider donating the cost of your tickets to our Art Goes On: Emergency Giving Fund.
AS OF: May 28, 2020 at 10:00am
The national tour of Les Misérables has postponed their engagement at the Ahmanson. We are working to announce new dates for this production. Subscribers don't need to take any action, as we'll be sharing more information about our 2020/2021 Season as soon as possible, and we look forward to seeing you at the theatre when it's safe to gather again.
AS OF: March 30, 2020 at 5:45pm
We are truly in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 crisis is something we have never seen in our lifetime, in the world at large and in its implications for our theatre community. Given the uncertainty about public gatherings and when such activities will be safe to resume, due to circumstances beyond our control we must postpone our upcoming productions of 1776 at the Ahmanson Theatre, King James at the Mark Taper Forum, and Sakina’s Restaurant at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. We remain committed to re-opening our theatres in the fall, including with our full Ahmanson 2020/21 Season and our soon-to-be-announced Taper and Douglas seasons.
For patrons with tickets to Once on This Island, which has already been postponed, we continue to explore all options, including the possibility of joining with other theatres to remount this production in the 2020/21 Season. We are also in the process of securing a slot for 1776 in the Ahmanson 2021/22 Season, immediately following its Broadway engagement.
We are contacting current ticket holders via email, but please contact email@example.com if you have any questions. We are processing thousands of responses each day, and as you can imagine it is a time-consuming process. In order to allow for safe social distancing, our phone room is currently closed. We will address your responses as soon as possible.
Thank you for patience and understanding as we navigate this challenge. We sincerely hope you and your loved ones are doing well. In these most difficult of times, we must keep our entire community safe, and that will remain the most important factor in how we continue to respond to the current moment. Your ongoing support of Center Theatre Group is deeply appreciated and vital as we continue our mission to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles. We look forward to the moment when we can once again raise the curtain and celebrate the power of theatre with you.
AS OF: March 20, 2020 at 10am
As you know, the ongoing response to COVID-19/novel coronavirus has been quickly evolving. In accordance with the latest government and public health orders that large venues remain closed through April 19, 2020, we are exploring all options for our previously scheduled production of Once on This Island at the Ahmanson Theatre, including the possibility of rescheduling. For all patrons currently holding tickets to this production, we ask that you please wait for us to contact you about your options. Our sales teams are set up remotely and working as quickly as possible to handle all ticketing needs resulting from the ongoing situation.
We have been looking forward to this engagement for a very long time and are hopeful that we are able to secure a future for this show.
Thank you for patience and understanding as we navigate this difficult time. Your ongoing support of Center Theatre Group is deeply appreciated and absolutely vital as we continue our mission to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles. We look forward to the moment when we can once again raise the curtain and celebrate the power of theatre with you.
AS OF: March 18, 2020 at 10am
The business of issuing ticket refunds is a workload of some magnitude. In order to allow for safe social distancing, our phone room is currently closed while we explore ways for operators to work remotely. Rest assured that we are meeting the challenge with as much speed and efficiency as we can. Please email any questions or concerns to Tickets@CTGLA.org, which we are actively monitoring. We greatly appreciate your patience.
AS OF: March 12, 2020 at 1:30pm
Dear members of our Center Theatre Group family,
As you know, the ongoing response to COVID-19/novel coronavirus has been quickly evolving. To comply with the overnight directive of the California Department of Public Health and a mandate from the County of Los Angeles, we are immediately canceling all performances of The Book of Mormon, The Antipodes, and Block Party's The Art Couple and Canyon at the Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and Kirk Douglas Theatre to help lessen the spread of the virus. It is imperative that we act on the advice of government officials, public health authorities, and medical professionals.
The need to cancel a production is never easy, as it impacts many people in our community, including our dedicated staff, artists, and craftspeople. However, in these most difficult of times, we must keep our entire community safe, and that will remain the most important factor in how we continue to respond to the current moment.
As of this moment these are the only shows we have cancelled. We will continue sending updates as information becomes available. If you are concerned about future performances or productions this season, we have a flexible exchange policy. We ask that you wait a few days before reaching out to the box office so we can prioritize handling immediate ticket buyers impacted by the current cancellations.
We will keep you updated as new information becomes available. We are contacting current ticket holders via email, but please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Your ongoing support of Center Theatre Group is deeply appreciated and absolutely vital as we continue our mission to serve the diverse audiences of Los Angeles by producing and presenting theatre of the highest caliber, by nurturing new artists, by attracting new audiences, and by developing youth outreach and arts education programs.
We look forward to the moment that we can once again raise the curtain at the Ahmanson, Taper, and Douglas and celebrate the power of theatre with you.
Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director
Meghan Pressman, Managing Director/CEO