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WHARTON CENTER’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is our top priority. Wharton Center is engaged in conversations to ensure that we protect all who visit our center. 

Wharton Center will be closed per Governor Whitmer's Executive Orders 2020-20 and 2020-42, March 24 through June 19, 2020. Contact the Ticket Office via email at [email protected].

Postponed/Rescheduled

New dates for Postponed events are to be dertermined. New dates for reschuled events may still be subject to change.

Original tickets for postponed/rescheduled events will be honored for the new date unless otherwise noted.

  • Dog Man the Musical Postponed
    March 14
    Sensory Friendly Performance Postponed
    March 15
  • The Klezmatics Rescheduled
    March 26 rescheduled to January 21, 2021
  • Rain — A Tribute to the Beatles Rescheduled
    May 6 rescheduled to February 14, 2021
  • Gordon Lightfoot Postponed
    May 14
  • Wild Kratts Live 2.0 Rescheduled
    May 21 for January 19, 2021
  • Dear Evan Hansen Rescheduled
    • All June 6-21, 2020 performances have been rescheduled for August 3-8, 2021.

Canceled Events

All canceled events are refunded to ticket purchasers via the method of purchased. 

  • Drum Tao 2020 Canceled
    March 13
    • Credit Card refunds were completed on March 17, 2020
    • Refund checks for check/cash/gift cards and expired credit card’s may arrive within 8-10 weeks.
  • Of Equal Place: Isotopes in Motion Canceled
    March 21
    • Credit Card refunds were completed on March 17, 2020
    • Refund checks for check/cash/gift cards and expired credit card’s may arrive within 8-10 weeks.
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet: The Wizard of Oz Canceled
    March 25​​​​​
    • Credit Card refunds were completed on March 19, 2020
    • Refund checks for check/cash/gift cards and expired credit card’s may arrive within 8-10 weeks.
  • Wicked First & Second Week Canceled
    April 1-12
    • Credit Card refunds were completed on March 26, 2020
    • Refund checks for check/cash/gift cards and expired credit card’s may arrive within 8-10 weeks.
  • Wicked Third Week Canceled
    April 14-19
    • Credit Card refunds were completed on April 8, 2020
    • Refund checks for check/cash/gift cards and expired credit card’s may arrive within 8-10 weeks.
  • Miss Nelson Has A Field Day Canceled
    April 25
    Sensory Friendly Performance Canceled
    April 26
    • Credit Card refunds were completed on March 20, 2020
    • Refund checks for check/cash/gift cards and expired credit card’s may arrive within 8-10 weeks 
  • Young Playwrights Festival Canceled
    May 9
  • Lansing State Journal Sports Awards Canceled
    • Credit Card refunds were completed on April 15, 2020
  • Remaining 2019-2020 Act One School Series Performances 

Refunds

Ticket purchasers to any of the above events, will receive information regarding refunds or rescheduled dates. 

Refunds will be issued using the same method as the original payment. Tickets purchased with cash, check or gift cards/gift certificates will be issued a check from Michigan State University.

Please note, tickets purchased through a third-party cannot be refunded by Wharton Center.

Original tickets for postponed/rescheduled events will be honored for the new date unless otherwise noted.

View changes to the 2020-2021 Season

Please see the MSU Department of TheatreCollege of Music, Lansing Symphony websites for the latest information on their scheduled performances.


Wharton Center’s Relief Fund

The unprecedented closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted Ticket sales and rentals, which make up about 80% of our annual budgeted income. In response, we are announcing Wharton Center’s Relief Fund.

Executive Orders from Michigan's Governor

Michigan's Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, signed an executive order banning gatherings of more than 250 people, effective March 13, 2020, at 5pm.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-20, which makes clear that all facilities that provide non-essential personal care services must temporarily close. The order also reaffirms the other temporary closures of places of public accommodation that were required by Executive Order 2020-9.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO 2020-21), directing all Michigan businesses and operations to temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. 

The Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order was extended through Executive Order 2020-42Executive Order 2020-59, and Executive Order No. 2020-77, and Executive Order No. 2020-100.

For the latest information from MSU regarding COVID-19, please visit msu.edu/coronavirus.

Please contact the Wharton Center Ticket Office at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.