GU Department of Performing Arts Performance and Event Update

All public performances and events cancelled through the end of the spring 2020 semester, while academic classes continue online.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis and out of concern for public health, all Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts performances, concerts, workshops, and rehearsals are cancelled through the end of the spring 2020 semester. Academic courses continue online, beginning on Monday, March 16, as Georgetown University is moving all its schools to virtual learning environments, suspending all in-person, on-campus classroom instruction until further notice.

The Davis Performing Arts Center and all GU Department of Performing Arts spaces will also be closed to the public until further notice. The business of the Department continues in a telework environment. Please e-mail with any inquiries.

GU Department of Performing Arts chair Prof. Derek Goldman says, “The Department of Performing Arts community includes so many vibrant academic, artistic, and co-curricular aspects — in music, theater, dance, public speaking, and more. Our work is essentially so much about community and the interpersonal relationships and encounters we share with one another in live spaces, through the wide range of performances, productions, rehearsals, and other gatherings which are a core part of what we do. This critical recommended time for ‘social distancing’ provides unprecedented challenges for what we in performing arts tend to value most in our practices.” He notes, “While we regret that the hard work of the students, faculty, and staff done over these past weeks and months won’t come to full fruition in the way imagined, including public events, we are committed to finishing the semester collaboratively and with a sense of community albeit in a new way.”


Individuals holding tickets for cancelled events can consider the following options: 

  1. Donating the value of the ticket to the Georgetown University Department of Performing Arts as a tax-deductible contribution to the program in this challenging time. We would be most grateful for your support.
  2. Requesting a refund of the ticket cost and associated fees.

For either option, just e-mail with your preference for ticket donation or refund, your full name, the name of the event(s) for which you purchased, and the best way to contact you. An associate will be in touch with you as soon as possible to assist.

We thank you for your continued support of our department and encourage you to reach out with any questions. 

As additional information becomes available, we will continue to post updates on our website at Read more about Georgetown University’s updates and guidance related to COVID-19.