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BPAC COVID-19 Update

For complete information and the latest updates, please visit the City of Burlington’s corona virus update page: burlington.ca/coronavirus.

UPDATE – March 30, 2020

To our valued patrons and community members,

Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19, we have made the decision to suspend operations and cancel all performances and events through to the end of June.

This decision, made in consultation with the City of Burlington’s Emergency Control Group, now follows the guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada and the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health to prepare and plan for the months ahead.

Making the decision to cancel the remainder of our 19/20 Season, as well as all rental performances up to June 30th was a very difficult one, however we do feel that it was the most responsible decision in order to play our part as an organization to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, patrons, artists and the community as a whole.

Our 20/21 Season Launch, which would have normally been scheduled for late May, is going to be postponed until further notice. We look forward to notifying you as soon as possible with plans for our 20/21 Season Launch. We have another extraordinary and dynamic season of entertainment planned for you, and it is our sincere hope that we will be able to share these exciting and inspirational experiences with you soon.

In the meantime, we will continue to engage with you via our social media platforms. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

We would like to thank you, our patrons, for your kindness and compassion as we have worked through notifying you of cancelled performances and refunding your tickets. We are grateful for all of our patrons, the stewardship of our Board of Directors, and the support of our partners at the City of Burlington.

The COVID-19 crisis is a devastating one for all communities and industries. The performing artists we love and support are, in many cases uniquely affected, as their performances and tours are cancelled, as are their abilities to connect and work with their performer colleagues. In this unprecedented time of social distancing, it becomes particularly apparent how much the performing arts connects us and nourishes us as a community. We eagerly await the day when we can put the spotlight back onto the artists and welcome you back to BPAC.

Please take good care of yourselves, keep the faith, practice kindness and wash your hands.

Your friends at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.


  • Old Man Flanagan’s Ghost – TUE MAR 17
  • Bay City Rollers – TUE MAR 17
  • Kevin Fox: Songs for Cello & Voice – SAT MAR 21
  • Elise LeGrow – SUN MAR 22
  • May The Force Be With You – THU APR 2
  • The Dreamboats – FRI APR 3
  • Burlington Teen Tour Band – SUN APR 5
  • Centre Stage Productions: Creative Acts – WED APR 8
  • Cirque Eloize: Hotel – FRI APR 10 & SAT APR 11
  • The Top Hats’ Excellent Adventure – FRI MAY 8
  • Burlington Symphony Orchestra – SUN MAY 13
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie – MAY 21 & 22


Tickets purchased for cancelled events are currently being refunded. Online orders are being refunded by box office staff online – no action is necessary on your part. Those who purchased tickets by visiting the box office in person or over the phone are being refunded by box office staff who may contact you for details. We appreciate your patience during this time.


The extraordinary public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a profound impact on the live performance industry. While The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is committed to undertaking all necessary measures to ensure the health and well-being of our community, the financial repercussions to our charitable organization will be deeply felt for a long period to come.

Patrons who are willing to convert cancelled ticket refunds into a donation to BPAC are encouraged to reach out to the Box Office by phone or email. Tax receipts will be issued for all donations over $25. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

We understand this situation is disruptive but truly feel it is necessary to support you, your families and prevent the spread of illness in the community. We can’t wait to have you back at BPAC soon! Thank you from the Board and Staff of The Burlington Performing Arts Centre.