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COVID-19 Updates

Performance and Event Updates

As part of our collective effort to minimize the impact of Coronavirus/COVID-19 to our community, George Mason University has canceled all public gatherings through May 18, 2020. As a result, all performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center and all other venues managed by Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts through May 18, 2020 are cancelled. This includes all university-sponsored events, performances by the Hylton Center Arts Partners, and all events sponsored by external organizations.

The Hylton Center 10th Anniversary Gala is also cancelled. Some events may be rescheduled to a later date, if possible. We will share those details as they become available.

If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, you will be contacted by the Hylton Performing Arts Center Ticket Office with details about your tickets. Please read "Important Information for Ticket Holders" below for details.

Ticket Office Update

As part of our continuing focus on the safety of our community, the Hylton Center will be closed to the general public for the foreseeable future.  As a result, we regret to announce that we are unable to communicate with our patrons over the phone and in person. At this time, email is the only way to interact with the Ticket Office staff. Please email hyltoncenter@gmu.edu and we will connect with you as soon as possible.  

Important Information for Ticket Holders

Outstanding tickets from the 2019/2020 seasons will be refunded to the original payment method on June 1, 2020. If you wish to receive credit for the 2020/2021 season or you would like to donate your tickets as a tax-deductible contribution, please submit the ticket option form before the June 1, 2020 deadline. Thank you!

As cancellations of performances and gatherings become more widespread in the wake of COVID-19, the financial impact on artists and presenters around the world is becoming a harsh reality. Please consider donating the cost of your ticket(s) or choose a credit to use for a future performance.

If you have tickets to a performance that is cancelled, please take advantage of one of these three options.

  1. We hope you will consider donating the cost of your ticket(s) back to the Hylton Performing Arts Center as a tax-deductible contribution to support the arts in this difficult time.
  2. You may choose to receive a credit for the value of your ticket(s) to be used in the 2020-2021 season.
  3. If neither of these options work for you, you may elect to receive a refund.

If you have tickets to a performance that has not been cancelled but do not wish to attend, please consider taking advantage of one of these two options. Please note that your original ticket(s) must be returned to the ticket office before the date on the ticket(s) either by mail or by emailing a photo of the torn tickets.

  1. We hope you will consider donating the cost of your ticket(s) back to the Hylton Performing Arts Center as a tax-deductible contribution to support the arts in this difficult time.
  2. You may choose to receive a credit for the value of your ticket(s) to be used in the 2020-2021 season.

To take advantage of these options, you may:

  1. Fill out this form with your preference
  2. Email hyltoncenter@gmu.edu

Moving Forward

We believe, more strongly than ever, that the arts create community, even, or especially, in this time when large gatherings are restricted. To that end, we are thinking creatively about how we might continue to share the arts and artistic experiences with you over the coming weeks. 

Any forthcoming updates related to coronavirus/COVID-19 will be posted here. George Mason University has also established a website with information for the greater Mason community.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented circumstances. 

We are evaluating the situation as it evolves and will continue to follow the guidelines of George Mason University and local officials.

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