Which Atlanta Organizations And Events Are Affected By The Coronavirus?

New York’s Broadway has been shuttered, and many metro Atlanta arts venues are canceling events in the face of coronavirus.

Kathy Willens / Associated Press

Last updated March 28 at 8:03 p.m.

With the number of coronavirus cases rising in Georgia, more and more local arts events are being canceled.

Here’s a running list of the arts events and venues that have announced plans.

*This list will be updated 

Atlanta Botanical Garden — Closed through April 30.

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company — Postponed “Much Ado About Nothing” (which will be the first show they will open once it is safe to do so). “Hamlet” has been canceled. “The Country Wife” will be rescheduled. Student matinee performances have also been canceled.

Horizon Theatre — Postponed production of “The Light.”

The Center for Puppetry Arts — Will be livestreaming performances.

Midtown Art Cinema — Temporarily closed.

Out Front Theatre — Canceled all shows of “Warplay” until further notice. They have filmed a performance of the show and will make it available to patrons who have already purchased tickets. They have also canceled the upcoming “Stage to Screen” showing of “Song Lang,” and their “Spectrum Spotlight Series” readings have been delayed until the summer.

Synchronicity Theatre — Canceled or postponed performances.

Actor’s Express — Suspending all performances effective immediately. The goal is to resume “The Brothers Size” after eight-week shutdown.

Theatrical Outfit — Suspending all programming and close building, effective immediately.

Georgia Ensemble Theatre — Postponed productions.

Dad’s Garage In response to the coronavirus, Dad’s Garage is preparing to go digital. “The Big Stupid Parking Lot Carnival” fundraiser will be postponed.

The Village Theatre – The March 13 “Toxic Male Fantasy” show has been canceled.

Alliance Theatre — Suspending all remaining performances in its 2019/20 season. Spring break camps will continue as scheduled.

City Springs Theatre — All remaining performances of “Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” have been canceled.

Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center Suspends all programming.

Musicians/Musical Events

Peachtree String Quartet — Canceled its performance for March 15, at the Garden Hills Recreation Center.

The Atlanta Opera — Canceled the final two performances of “Porgy and Bess,” scheduled for March 13 and 15.

Art Shows/Centers

Elm Street Cultural Arts Village — Irish quartet JigJam to be rescheduled​. JigJam will perform at a later date as part of Elm Street Cultural Arts Village’s Lantern Series. All performances of the Georgia premiere of “Helvetica” have been canceled, but a production of the show is now available digitally for free through May 10.

Core Dance — Postponed performances at Agnes Scott College.

Chastain Arts Center Closed March 13 and 14. Scheduled to reopen March 16, unless anything changes. Class makeups will be held during makeup week: March 16 to 21.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center – “Night Air,” Pottery Sale and “Eggstravaganza” will be canceled or postponed until April 13.

High Museum of Art — Closed to the public until further notice. Events and programs are also canceled until further notice.

Museum of Design — Closed to the public March 13 to 27. All public programming will be rescheduled.

Atlanta History Center and Margaret Mitchell House will be closed to the public after 5 p.m. March 13 through the end of the month. All events will be postponed or canceled.

Fox Theatre — Closed. Ticketholders of shows affected by the closure will be notified by email for next steps.

Carlos Museum –Will close to visitors until further notice beginning on March 16.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre — Will temporarily close March 16 to 31. Check the venue’s website or social media to find out whether a show will be rescheduled at a later date.


Georgia Archives — All events at its building on Jonesboro Road in Morrow are suspended through May 8. The Archives remains open to the public. They encourage patrons to use their online resources and only visit the Archives for research if absolutely necessary.

Book Tour

Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Book Tour in Decatur on April 7 has been canceled


Atlanta Dogwood Festival – Postponed to Aug. 7 to 9

Sweetwater 420 Festival – Postponed, possible cancellation. More information available on March 20.

Shaky Knees Festival — Rescheduled for Oct. 16 to 18.

Atlanta Science Festival cancellations:

  • March 13 “Critters and Cabernet”
  • March 13 “Insects Around Us” in Decatur
  • March 13 “Bio-Bus: DNA is for Families” in Norcross
  • March 13 “Intro to Curling: Exploring the Boundary Where Granit Meets Ice” in Duluth
  • March 14 “Ask a Scientist” at Jimmy Carter Library
  • March 14 “8th Annual Latino College & STEM Fair”
  • March 14 “KidGineers Hackathon”
  • March 14 “Science of Star Wars”
  • March 14 “Biomechanics Day: Animals in Motion”
  • March 14 “Discovery Day at GSU”
  • March 14 “Investigating the Nanoscale”
  • March 14 “All Eyes on Amphibians!” in Decatur
  • March 14 “Snake Day”
  • March 14 “Gwinnett 4-H Wacky Science from UGA Extension
  • March 14 “The Journey of Our Water” in Roswell
  • March 14 “CCPLS Family Tech Time” in Marietta
  • March 14 “Garden Detox”
  • March 14 “Petri Dish Picassos”
  • March 14 “DesignORama”
  • March 14 “Cuisine de Jardin! Cooking in the Garden!”
  • March 14 “Starry Night”
  • March 15 “How to Count Squirrels (And Why)”
  • March 15 “Get Involved! Citizen Science Night”
  • March 15 “Salamander Stroll”
  • March 15 “Eco-Geo Expedition”
  • March 15 “In My Granny’s Garden”
  • March 15 “Mathapalooza!”
  • March 15 “Don’t You Snap at Me!”
  • March 15 “Small Bites & Science Day on the Farm”
  • March 15 “Splash into Stream Science”
  • March 16 “Mad Science Fest”
  • March 16 “Mathapalooza After Dark!”
  • March 17 “It’s My Brain! My Brain Made Me Do It!”
  • March 17 “Cobb 4-H Family Science Night”
  • March 18 “Outdoor STEAM”
  • March 18 “Bio-Bus: Elementary Weather”
  • March 18 “Cursive & Cocktails: The Science of Handwriting”
  • March 18 “Comic Strip Science”
  • March 18 “It’s Only Natural: Examining the Art of Scientific Illustration”
  • March 19 “Become an Archaeologist!”
  • March 19 “Science & Spirituality”
  • March 19 “The Story Collider”
  • March 20 “Science for EveryBODY”
  • March 20 “Sprouting Scientists”
  • March 20 “Discovering Science Through Art”
  • March 20 “Chemistry Carnival”
  • March 20 “Physics Live!”
  • March 20 “Health Hacks Coding Workshops”
  • March 20 “Tracking and Embodying Atlanta’s Animals”
  • March 20 “Intro to Curling- Exploring the Boundary Where Granity Meets Ice”
  • March 21 “Exploration Expo at Piedmont Park”
    *Some events are still scheduled as normal

Before you go: With the constantly changing list of closings, for the most up-to-date information, check social media, the venue’s website or call before heading out to your event to be sure the schedule has not changed.