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Here’s a roundup of arts organizations making changes. This is a running list and will be updated.
Museums and Galleries
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art is closed until further notice. The Teen Invitational and Members Opening Reception have been canceled.
The MFA is closed until at least July.
The ICA/Boston is closed close until further notice. All public programs, including performances, lectures, and talks are also suspended at least through the end of May.
The Discovery Museum is closed until further notice. All parties, events, and other programming has been canceled.
The Rose Art Museum is closed until further notice.
The museum is closed until further notice.
The Yale Center for British Art is closed until further notice.
The MIT Museum is closed until further notice.
The MIT List Visual Center is closed until further notice.
The museum is closed until further notice. All public programs, events, and meetings will also be suspended during the closure.
The Norman Rockwell Museum is closed until further notice.
The Old State House Museum and the Old South Meeting House museum are closed until further notice.
The museum is closed to the public until further notice.
The aquarium is closed until further notice. Virtual tours are available on the aquarium’s website.
The Gallery is closed until further notice.
The Harvard Art Museums are closed until further notice.
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are closed until further notice. Programming and events will not return before Sept. 14.
The Boston Children’s Museum is closed until further notice.
The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments at Harvard University is closed until further notice.
Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is closed until further notice.
Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East is closed until further notice.
Harvard Museum of Natural History is closed until further notice.
The Museum of Russian Icons is closed until further notice.
The center is closed until further notice. All events have been postponed to August 2020.
The Boston Fire Museum is closed until further notice.
The Fort Point Arts Community public galleries and programs are closed until further notice.
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is closed until further notice.
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown is closed until at least May 18.
The Theatre World Awards, set be held on June 1 originally, will be postponed to the fall. No official reschedule date has been announced yet.
Blue Man Group is canceling shows at Boston’s Charles Playhouse until further notice. Ticket holders seeking information on refunds or exchanges were encouraged to contact their point of purchase.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s New York tour, set to take place from March 25 to April 5, has been postponed and performances during the theater’s 21-city nationwide tour are suspended temporarily. All classes at the Ailey School and the Ailey Extension are canceled until further notice.
Broadway in Boston announced Friday that productions of “Jersey Boys,” originally scheduled for March 18 through 22 at the Emerson Colonial Theatre and “The Band’s Visit," scheduled for March 24 through April at the Citizens Bank Opera House) have been postponed. The organization asked ticketholders to retain their tickets until more information becomes available.
The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company will postpone its gala, originally scheduled for March 28. No information about the Free Shakespeare on the Common (July 22-Aug. 9) has been released yet. All purchased tickets will be honored on the new date and ticket holders will be contacted about refund options.
The Wheelock Family Theatre has canceled all its programming through August 15. Performances of “The Little Prince" and “Bud, Not Buddy” have been postponed. Anyone with tickets to the originally-scheduled performances will be contacted about new running dates.
ArtsEmerson discontinued all public programming until a later date. Ticket holders to canceled performances will be notified via email with refund options.
SpeakEasy canceled all scheduled performances of “The Children” and postponed performances of “A Bright Star.” Ticketholders will be contacted about their options by the staff.
All performances and events at the Huntington Avenue Theatre and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA have been suspended “until further notice.’’ Ticket holders can also get refunds, exchange them for a future production, or donate their tickets, with proceeds going “towards supporting artists and other contracted employees who will be affected by cancellations of Huntington programming.’’
The Boch Center canceled or postponed all upcoming events (specifics can be found on the center’s website). Theatre touring and education programming have been suspended until further notice.
The company’s remaining production of “Dance Nation” and "Inda Craig-Galván’s “Black Super Hero Magic Mama” have been shifted to 2021. The theatre also has canceled its spring fundraiser, "The Jam,'' which had been scheduled to take place on April 2.
The A.R.T. postponed its productions and its gala to the 2020-2021 season (specifics can be found on the center’s website).
The company’s summer season has been canceled.
All 543 locations operated by Regal Cinemas will shut down until further notice.
Landmark Theatre’s Kendall Square and Embassy Cinemas are closed to the public indefinitely.
The theatre is closed until further notice.
The theatre is closed until further notice.
Screening through the end of May have been postponed to the 2020-21 season.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled all performances in Symphony Hall and at the Linde Center at Tanglewood through the end of May. The prospect for this summer’s Tanglewood Festival (June 19-Aug. 30) is unclear.
The Handel and Haydn Society has canceled both performances of Bach “St. Matthew Passion” (originally set for April 3 and 5 at Symphony Hall) and the final performances of “Vivaldi The Four Seasons.” In addition, the H+H Society Ball Gala, scheduled for May 2, has been postponed to Sept. 26.
The opera cancelled the company’s entire Spring 2020, including its final planned production of George Frideric Handel’s “Guilo Cesare” on May 8-17. Cesare ticketholders will receive emails about options to transfer, donate or refund their tickets.
Michael Bublé postponed his upcoming “An Evening With Michael Bublé Tour” to 2021. He will perform at TD Garden on March 8, 2021.
The chamber orchestra, A Far Cry, canceled all upcoming performances until further notice, including its Memory Tour, March 28 concert at St. John’s Church, “Memory,” and May 29 concert at Jordan Hall, “Mexico, Lindo y Querido.”
Boston Baroque postponed or canceled the remaining performances of its 2019-2020 season. Its 2020-2021 season is being reshaped after the New England Conservatory closed Jordan Hall to outside organizations.
Emmanuel Music postponed or cancelled its spring and summer concerts. The 2020-2021 season begins in September.
Global Arts Live performances through June 8 have been canceled.
All Celebrity Series of Boston programs in the 2019-2020 have been canceled. Ticket holders can exchange, return, or donate their tickets. Its 2020-2021 season is being reshaped after the New England Conservatory closed Jordan Hall to outside organizations.
All performances in the 2020 season have been postponed.
All spring performances through May 17 have been canceled.
All Boston Ballet performances, events and gatherings for the remainder of the season have been cancelled or postponed. Performances of “Carmen” have been postponed to Aug 20–30, 2020. Those who wish to exchange their new tickets for a different performance can contact the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ImprovBoston has decided to suspend all in-theatre shows & classes indefinitely.
Festivals and Conventions
Boston Calling, the three-day Allston music festival to have been held May 22-24, has been canceled.
Patriot Place, the shopping and diner center next to Gilette Stadium, canceled its 11th Annual Irish Festival, originally scheduled for March 14.
The festival has been canceled.
The festival has been canceled.
The festival, originally slated for June 14 to July 14, has been canceled.
The festival at Martha’s Vineyard, originally slated for July 24-26, has been canceled.
The 22nd edition of the Boston Underground Film Festival, set to take place March 25-29 at the Brattle Theatre, is being postponed.
The Irish Film Festival, which was scheduled for March 19-22 at the Somerville Theatre, has been postponed until Nov. 19-22.
Multiple official historic sites on the Freedom Trail are closing to the public until further notice. The sites include the King’s Chapel, Paul Revere House, Old North Church & Historic Site, Old South Meeting House, Old State House, USS Constitution Museum and the Museum of African American History, a leading site on Boston’s Black Heritage Trail. Foundation-led walking tours have been suspended until further notice.
Harlem Globetrotters events at SNHU Arena in Manchester, NH on March 21 and DCU Center in Worcester on March 22 have been postponed. Ticketholders are being asked to retain their tickets as they will be honored on rescheduled dates.
The Jurassic World Live Tour, scheduled for March 27 through April 5 at the Agganis Arena, has been canceled. Customer tickets will be refunded at point-of-purchase and tickets purchased from Ticketmaster will be automatically refunded.
Cirque du Soleil announced Friday that all performances of “Under the Same Sky” originally scheduled to occur between Aug. 29 and Sept. 27 are canceled. Ticket holders will be contacted soon regarding refunds.
The remaining shows of the Dropkick Murphys’ Boston Blowout tour have been rescheduled to Sept. 11, 12, and 13.
Citing health and safety concerns, ACE Comic Con canceled the convention scheduled for March 20-22. Those with tickets can expect a refund within 30 days of the event.
Encore Boston Harbor will remain closed until the statewide stay-at-home order is lifted. All upcoming events have been canceled.
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