Coronavirus update from Arts NC State

Dear Arts NC State friends,

On March 11, Chancellor Randy Woodson provided a statement to the university community relative to how NC State, moving forward, will operate given the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). You can read that statement here.

While we do know this will result in the cancellation of many of our arts events, the full extent of Arts NC State cancellations is not yet known. We know how powerful the arts are in bringing people together – and yet, with this virus spreading, we must exercise caution whenever possible.

We will be in contact with patrons as more details become clear. In the meantime, here is what we DO know right now:


The Gregg Museum of Art & Design will remain open normal hours for visitors to view the current exhibitions, and the staff there is cleaning and disinfecting all touchable surfaces multiple times each day. Patrons must, of course, make their own choices about visiting public spaces during the coronavirus outbreak. As we learn more about canceled events we will keep you posted.

NC State LIVE is canceling the remainder of their spring 2020 season. All ticket holders will receive refunds.

University Theatre is canceling all productions through the end of this spring semester. All ticket holders for spring semester performances will receive refunds. Information about TheatreFEST will be forthcoming as the situation develops over the coming weeks.

The Dance Program is canceling spring concerts by Panoramic Dance Project and State Dance Company. All ticket holders will receive refunds.

The Crafts Center studios are closed through the extended spring break in order for the center to be cleaned and to prepare to put as many courses as possible online.

Department of Music cancellations will be shared next week.


The university calendar is being updated as changes are confirmed.

TICKET REFUNDS: All tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically; there is no need to contact Ticket Central for your refund. For those of you who purchased tickets by contacting Ticket Central directly, we will be in touch with you with instructions in the coming days.

I so appreciate your dedication to and support of the arts here at NC State. Your health remains paramount to us, and we will continue to communicate with you as more details become solidified.

Kind regards,

Rich Holly
Executive Director for the Arts