Arts Closures in Orange County


Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory serve as anchors on the arts campus in Costa Mesa.

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NOTE: We are updating this list daily as the status of cancellations, postponements, and closures at Orange County arts organizations evolves.

We are using this page to track postponements, closures and cancellations at Orange County arts and culture organizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   While we will do our best to  keep this list up-to-date, we suggest you also click on the organization links to view the closure information posted on their webpages.

If you have updated information you want to share with us or if you would like to add your organization’s information to this list, contact the Arts & Culture managing editor Heide Janssen at

Here is what we know (updated daily):

ArtsOC: (as of 3-13-20) canceled all spring events, including the Imagination Celebration from April 18 – May 31, 2020, the Día del Niño festival on April 18-19, 2020, and the VOICES: Veterans Storytelling Project on May 9 2020.

Bowers Museum: (as of 3-31-20) closed until further notice; virtual tours available via their website.

Cal State Fullerton, College of the Arts: (as of 3-13-20) all performances, productions and exhibitions are canceled for the spring 2020 semester.

Casa Romantica: (as of 3-27-20) canceled all events and art gallery and gardens closed through May 27, 2020; virtual visits available via their website.

Chance Theater: (as of 3-31-20) performances canceled through the end of May; hosting cyber chats on Broadway shows each Friday – see website for details.

Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta”: (as of 3-17-20) canceled all performances until further notice.

The Frida Cinema: (as of 3-31-20) closed until further notice; select movies streaming via their website.

Heritage Museum of Orange County: (as of 4-2-20) closed until further notice..

Hilbert Museum: (as of 3-30-20) closed until further notice; images posted on social media counts under their “At Home with the Hilbert” program.

Huntington Beach Art Center: (as of 3-19-20) closed until further notice.

Irvine Barclay Theatre: (as of 3-19-20) canceled all performances through at least Sunday, May 12, 2020.

Laguna Art Museum: (as of 3-30-20) closed until further notice; at home activities posted on their website.

Laguna Playhouse: (as of 3-13-20) all performances suspended until further notice.

Mission San Juan Capistrano: (as of 3-13-20) closed until further notice.

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center: (as of 3-30-20) suspended all events until future notice; drive through art kiosk for kids projects open on Tuesday – see website for details.

Musco Center for the Arts: (as of 3-17-20) all events postponed/canceled through the end of the season.

Muzeo: (as of 3-30-20) most events postponed/canceled through May; gallery closed until further notice.

Newport Beach Film Festival: (as of 3-16-20) the annual event rescheduled for August 6 to 13, 2020.

Nixon Library and Museum: (as of 3-13-20) closed to the public until further notice.

OC Fair and Event Center: (as of 3-18-20) full public closure of the facilities, including Heroes Hall Veterans Museum, Centennial Farm, Equestrian Center and the administration building lobby until further notice; no plans yet to cancel the 2020 OC Fair, July 17-Aug. 16, 2020.

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art: (as of 3-14-20) closed to the public through May 2, 2020.

Orange County Museum of Art: (as of 4-2-20) postponed the opening of next season of exhibitions until further notice; virtual programming available via their website.

Orange County Women’s Chorus: (as of 3-13-20) canceled March 2020 concerts.

Pacific Chorale: (as of 3-17-20) canceled the March 21, 2020 Songs of the Soul and May 16, 2020 Mozart Coronation Mass concerts.

Pacific Symphony: (as of 3-27-20) canceled all performances through April 28, 2020; Pink Martini concerts rescheduled to June 17-18, 2020; musicians give individual performances online on their At Home Together page.

Philharmonic Society of Orange County: (as of 3-27-20) canceled/postponed performances through May 23, 2020.

Pretend City: (as of 3-18-20) closed to the public until further notice.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts: (as of 3-27-20) canceled performances through April 30, 2020; all free events on the Argyros Plaza are canceled through April 30, 2020.

Soka Performing Arts Center: (as of 3-27-20)  postponed/canceled all shows for the rest of the season; Soka’s International Festival on May 2, 2020 has been canceled; the following concerts will be rescheduled in the 2020/2021 season: Yefim Bronfman (March 29), Pacific Symphony (April 5), Rocky Dawuni (April 11), Arlo Guthrie (April 18), Hub New Music (April 26), and Beatrice Rana (May 16).

South Coast Repertory: (as of 3-31-20) all performances of “Outside Mullingar,”“The Scarlet Letter,” “I Get Restless,” and the Pacific Playwright’s Festival are canceled; they are working on making  “Outside Mullingar” available to view online; all performances of the Junior Players production of “Snow White” are postponed until further notice; spring session classes in the SCR Theatre Conservatory postponed until the week of April 13, 2020; Adult Conservatory acting classes will be held online starting the week of April 13.

UC Irvine’s Institute and Museum of California Art: (as of 3-27-20) galleries closed to the public and public programs (docent tours, school visits and guided group visits) canceled until further notice; new requests for public programs/group visits will not be accepted through May 23, 2020.