The Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center has suspended all events through March 31, effective immediately, due to coronavirus concerns.
“The health and well-being of our patrons, artists and staff are of the utmost importance to us,” Mayor Rusty Paul said in a press release. “Taking a pause in programming will contribute to containment efforts called for by Georgia Gov. Kemp and national health officials.”
The release said the decision was made in alignment with recommendations from public health officials to reduce gatherings of large groups and the increasing threat of the infection.
The City Springs Theatre Company, which performs at the PAC with the City Springs civic center at 1 Galambos Way, has canceled the remaining performances of their latest show, “A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder,” according to a press release from the organization.
“The decision to cancel performances is not an easy one, as dozens of local actors, musicians, technicians and support staff rely on City Springs Theatre Company in making their living here in metro Atlanta,” Executive Director Brandt Blocker said in the release. “Our hearts go out to them and to all who are affected by these uncertain times.”
The PAC includes the Byers Theatre and the Studio Theatre.
Patrons who have tickets to this weekend’s performances can contact the theater company at 404-477-4365 or online at cityspringstheatre.com to receive a refund or exchange of tickets for a future production. Ticket-holders for the theatre company’s show can also choose to turn the cost of tickets into a tax-deductible donation to the organization. With the donations, the organization can help pay the remaining salaries of the artists, musicians and technicians, the release said.
Ticket-holders for other performances through March 31 can exchange tickets for a future date or receive a refund by contacting the Box Office at 770-206-2022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the latest information about the new coronavirus, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
This story has been updated with additional information from the City Springs Theatre Company.