COVID-19 Updates

FEB 15, 2021

Center Safety Measures for In-Person Theater Events

The Center is limiting audience events in the theater to a 100-person audience to ensure social distancing. The airflow in The Center has been stepped up to bring more outside air in and circulate old air out. The HVAC filtration has all been upgraded to Merv 13 filtration to guarantee the highest quality of air. Before and after each show The Center’s sanitizer fogger will be run through the theater to ensure the space has been sanitized for patrons.

In-person audience members will be asked to show either print at home tickets or e-tickets in order to eliminate person-to-person contact, standard paper tickets will not be available from The Center Box Office. Masks will be required at all times, if a patron is seated in a ticketed seat they may temporarily remove their mask to enjoy a beverage, but are asked to replace it when not drinking. In addition, The Center’s concessions offerings will be limited and patrons are asked to only visit the concession stand once and make a one-time purchase. Bathroom use during the show is limited, please use restrooms before or after the performance.

You’ll notice green dots on the floor in the lobby as you enter, these are our 6-foot markers, please as you enter the theater use these to practice social distancing.


SEPT 2, 2020

Our building is currently open to the public from 8 am to 9 pm Mondays through Fridays, and from 8:30 am to 6 pm on Saturdays. We are closed on Sundays. We ask that visitors please practice social distancing measures and wear masks when in the building.

Please visit our calendar for Livestream events including musical acts, spoken word, and film. Also, come by The Center to view our indoor gallery exhibits and outdoor installations throughout campus.


MAY 29, 2020

Out of concern for our community’s safety and in keeping with evolving health restrictions, events with live audiences in The Center Theater are on hold until September, at which time we will reevaluate.

Plans for programming, including Center Presents performances, are postponed, and we eagerly anticipate their return.

We will continue to bring you engaging virtual content featuring regional talent as well as new ways to activate our campus, including The Center Park, this summer. Visit our calendar of events to see our virtual offerings and stay up to date with these exciting programs as they develop.

Our theater’s closure means that we will not be holding our annual benefit. Instead, we will be launching a direct appeal campaign asking our community to help sustain Jackson's creative home. Stay tuned for details on how you can help The Center during these challenging times so that we can be here for you in the future.

Our building is currently open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. For the time being, we ask that visitors please practice social distancing measures and wear masks when in the building.


MARCH 17, 2020

All theater events on The Center campus are canceled until May 10. This date may get extended as authorities update protocol, so please stay tuned for further announcements. We are working to reschedule as many events as we can, and patrons with current tickets through May 10 will be refunded. Our building remains open during standard hours so Center staff and Resident organizations can continue to work.

Thank you to our community’s support and creativity as we navigate these challenging circumstances.


MARCH 13, 2020

Center for the Arts is proud to be part of the Jackson community effort to address the growing concern around coronavirus in our town and county. The safety and wellbeing of our Residents, patrons, and staff is always a top priority and we strive to ensure The Center continues to be a vibrant and welcoming place for all during this time of uncertainty.

We want to assure the community that we are taking proactive measures to keep The Center as healthy an environment as possible.

At this time, all large theater events through April 10 have been postponed or rescheduled. If you purchased a ticket to one of these events please look for specific information coming to your inbox. All small community events scheduled on campus have been limited to 150 capacity. In addition, we will be offering a free live stream for these events for those who would rather not attend in person.

Consistent with other local measures, we have also increased the frequency, caliber, and consistency of our cleaning practices. We are monitoring guidelines from the CDC and other authorities very closely. Be assured that we intend to fully comply with directives from authorities as we receive them in addition to these preventative measures.

We understand this situation is changing rapidly and will be communicating further updates as often as necessary.