Segerstrom Center cancels or postpones events through May because of coronavirus

Events scheduled through May at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa have been canceled or postponed as a result of the continuing coronavirus crisis.
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The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa has canceled or postponed all events through May because of the continued coronavirus pandemic.

People who have already bought tickets may donate them as a tax-deductible gift to the center, exchange them for a gift certificate or credit, or receive a refund at

“The center understands that not all patrons are in a position to [donate the tickets], but these donations are significant no matter what the amount,” according to a Segerstrom Center statement. “Without ticket income, these and other thoughtful donations enable the center to operate, serve the community and remain on a solid foundation until shows, artists and community events can return.”

This is the third wave of changes for the arts center, which announced the first ones a month ago. The first cancellations and postponements were prompted by Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation at the time to cancel gatherings of 250 people or more. That was later expanded to the current stay-at-home order.

The latest schedule changes are:

  • Beckman Arts and Science Family Festival: May 2, postponed
  • Paper Planet: May 2-3, canceled
  • Celtic Woman: May 2, canceled
  • “Les Misérables”: May 5-17, postponed
  • Emerson String Quartet: May 7, postponed
  • Silent disco on the Argyros Plaza: May 8, postponed
  • “Rock, Paper Scissors: Cumbia!” on the Argyros Plaza: May 15, postponed
  • Distinguished Speaker Series — Dan Buettner: May 18, postponed. Ticketholders should contact the center or the series directly at (310) 546-6222.
  • American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School Showcase: May 21-22, postponed
  • Swing Under the Stars on the Argyros Plaza: May 29, canceled
  • American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School auditions for the 2020-21 school year: May 30, postponed

Some May events will take place virtually, such as the May 4 Spring Showcase, May 17 Spring Carnival and Tuesday night dance lessons. Details on how to access those events will be posted online soon, according to the center.

Students of the ABT William J. Gillespie School and the School of Dance and Music for Children with Disabilities may access lessons online for free.

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