COVID-19 Updates

Mar. 31, 2020

We invite you to join us every day at 2 p.m. on Facebook or Twitter for a DAB (Daily Arts Break) from the PAC.

Although we know the arts can provide a respite during difficult times, the safety and well-being of our patrons and staff are our paramount concerns. As directed by Governor Steve Sisolak, the Nevada System of Higher Education, and UNLV President Marta Meana have directed, the UNLV Performing Arts Center and the three facilities we operate are closed. Our staff is working from home. To contact a staff member, please email them. To contact the box office, please email As information about specific events is decided, we will post below.

MARCH 31, 2020 (1:30 P.M.)

Emanuel Ax's performance, originally scheduled for May 8 at 7:30 p.m., has been postponed. He will now perform as part of the UNLV Performing Arts Center 2020-2021 season on January 24, 20201 at 4 p.m. 

MARCH 30, 2020 (5 P.M.)

The following events have been postponed or cancelled.

Event Original Date New Date
Theaterworks USA: Dog Man, The Musical May 1 n/a
College of Southern Nevada Nursing Pinning Ceremony May 16 June 26
Prelude Urban Dance Competition May 23 2021
Dance Zone May 29 & 30 June 15 &16


MARCH 30, 2020 (8 a.m.)

On Friday, March 27, UNLV extended its earlier (March 12) advisory, recommending the cancellation or postponement of events scheduled to be held on campus through May 31, 2020.

Executive Vice President and Provost Chris Heavey wrote, "The health and well-being of the campus community, our partners, and stakeholders continue to be at the forefront of our decision making and planning in dealing with the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic."

The events listed below have been cancelled or postponed. 

Event Original Date
Clark County Children's Choir: Spring Festival April 21
UNLV Dance: "Artistic Signatures" April 23-26
UNLV Dance: "Dance Landscapes" May 8
Thurman White Middle School Spring Concerts May 9
UNLV William S. Boyd Schol of Law Commencement May 15
Nevada Virtual Academy Graduation May 21


March 26, 2020 (11:30 A.M.)

The Performing Arts Center was notified yesterday that the following events have been cancelled or postponed. Please contact the producing organizations for additional information.

Event Original Date
Del Webb Middle School Spring Concerts May 2
School of Dental Medicine Commencement May 15
College of Fine Arts Commencement May 17
Lee Business School Commencement May 18

MARCH 21, 2020 (3:15 P.M.)
  • The UNLV School of Nursing has posponed its spring commencement and recognition ceremony, originally scheduled for April 23. Any information about a new date for this event will be provided by the School of Nursing.
  • The following events produced by the UNLV School of Music have been cancelled: Desert Rose Choral Festival (April 24), Graduate Recital by Kincaid Rabb (April 26), Opera Workshop I: Love & Marriage (April 28), UNLV Symphony Orchestra (April 29), UNLV Symphonic Winds in Concert (April 30), Choral Ensembles Home Concert (May 1), UNLV Community & New Horizons Bands (May 1), UNLV Jazz Spring Festival (May 4-6), and UNLV Wind Orchestra: "Sankofa" (May 7). (In some cases, tickets for the events were not yet on sale, but the concert had been announced.)

MARCH 19, 2020 (10:45 P.M.)
  • Raphaël Feuillâtre has returned to France, and he will not be performing his concert on April 22. Our box office staff will reach out to patrons who have already purchased tickets for this concert. Patrons may also email for more information.

MARCH 18, 2020 (6:15 P.M.)
  • Opera Las Vegas has cancelled their production, The Magic Flute, scheduled for June 5 and June 7. The box office will process refunds for ticket purchasers.

March 17, 2020 (10:10 A.M.)
  • The Performing Arts Center learned today that the Miró Quartet will not be coming to Las Vegas for their April 16 engagement. The engagement may be rescheduled for a later date.
  • Yesterday, the Nevada Conservatory Theatre made the difficult decision to postpone its production of Little Shop of Horrors until the 2020-2021 season.
  • Our box office will contact patrons to discuss ticket replacement options.

March 15, 2020 (9:50 A.M.)
  • At approximately 3 p.m. on March 14, the UNLV College of Fine Arts announced that all events through April 12 are cancelled or postponed. The annual concert presented by the UNLV School of Music's Percussion Division scheduled for March 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. has been cancelled.
  • Additionally, the Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society has decided to postpone its Spring Masterworks concert, which had been scheduled for March 22.
  • The Nevada Music Educators Association All-State Music Festival, scheduled for April 2-4, has also been cancelled.

Any questions regarding refunds may be directed to our box office: 702-895-ARTS (2787) or

MARCH 12, 2020 (8:28 P.M.)

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas announced the following via email at 6:36 P.M. today:

  • Out of an abundance of caution, UNLV strongly advises cancellation or postponement of events held on our campuses beginning Sunday, March 15, through Sunday, April 12. The university will re-evaluate events scheduled after April 12 in the coming weeks to determine if additional cancellations are necessary.
  • The Barrick Lecture Series events scheduled for March 23 (Deepak Chopra) and April 6 (Helen Mirren) are cancelled.

The Clark County School District also independently decided "all school, district, and non-district sponsored athletics, extra-curricular activities, assemblies, practices, and events are suspended effective immediately until further notice." The upcoming choir and orchestra festivals and the elementary Orff festival are cancelled. 

The Performing Arts Center is working with internal and external clients to determine the status of other events on our calendar from March 15 to April 12, and information will be posted here.

March 12, 2020 (3:43 p.m.)

Due to travel restrictions instituted by the U.S. government, Mnozil Brass will be unable to perform at the UNLV Performing Arts Center on March 28. Mnozil Brass may be able to return in November 2020. 

Patrons with tickets to the event may choose any of the following options: 

  • exchange tickets for any other event on the Center's 2019-2020 season,
  • ask for the value of their ticket to be held as an online credit to be used within the next year,
  • donate the value of their ticket to the Center,
  • or, request a refund.

The UNLV Performing Arts Center Box Office will be calling or emailing patrons with specific information. 

March 10, 2020

The UNLV Performing Arts Center is a part of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and its College of Fine Arts. As such, we have a team of dedicated professionals who are closely monitoring information about coronavirus (COVID-19) released by the Southern Nevada Health District and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to public health officials, the risk of COVID-19 to the UNLV community remains low. There are no known COVID-19 cases on UNLV campuses.

The University has not announced any changes to operations or classes at this time, and events scheduled at the Performing Arts Center will be presented as scheduled in coordination with the event’s on- or off-campus promoter.

We invite you to check, which is regularly updated with the most current information about COVID-19. The Performing Arts Center staff will continue to closely monitor developments and post on the announcements page on our website.