Arts and Lectures Cancels Remainder of Season

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Source: UCSB Arts & Lectures

With heavy hearts, UCSB Arts & Lectures is canceling all 29 remaining events in our 2019-2020 Seasonin accordance with direction from local, national and international public health authorities regarding slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and in conjunction with UC Santa Barbara's directive to limit campus operations through spring quarter. This decision has been made with the health and well-being of our students, patrons, artists, staff members and community as our top priority.

We are working as quickly as possible to issue refunds. We greatly appreciate your patience as we arrange refunds for thousands of ticket purchases. Please allow approximately four to six weeks for these transactions to be processed. Note that A&L's Campbell Hall Box Office is currently closed to walk-up. Please direct questions to [email protected]edu and we will respond to emails as soon as possible.

Share your support. Many of you have expressed concern about the financial impact of these cancellations and we thank everyone who has inquired about donating the value of their tickets to support the artists and Arts & Lectures. At this time, due to the high volume of refunds we are processing, we cannot automatically change your refund into a donation; however, we invite you to extend your support by making a donation online.

We look forward to the time when we are again able to come together to enjoy the power of live performances and lectures.

In the meantime, A&L remains committed to our mission to educate, entertain and inspire. During this time of social distancing, we are working to establish new ways to bring arts and culture to Santa Barbara. Connect with us. Go to and sign up for our email list to receive new content, clips from the A&L archive and a curated selection of arts and ideas.

We hope these actions will make a meaningful difference as we all face this difficult situation together. We appreciate your patience and support, and look forward to the time when Arts & Lectures can be a source of connection for you in our resilient community.

The following 29 events have been canceled. We are working diligently to reschedule events for next season when possible.

  • Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, March 12
  • Las Cafeteras, March 13-15
  • Jane Goodall, March 31
  • Lyon Opera Ballet, April 1-2
  • LADAMA, April 3-5
  • Yamato, April 4
  • Bryan Stevenson, April 5
  • Yefim Bronfman & the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, April 7
  • DakhaBrakha, April 9
  • Kandi White, April 13
  • Jennifer Koh & Davóne Tines, April 15
  • Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers, April 16
  • Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Pico Iyer, April 17
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr., April 18
  • Ranky Tanky, April 19
  • Brooklyn Rider, April 21
  • Jane Lubchenco, April 22
  • An Evening with John Leguizamo, April 23
  • Stile Antico, April 25
  • Yvon Chouinard, April 26
  • Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang, April 27
  • Naomi Klein, April 29
  • Jon Batiste and Stay Human, May 1
  • Circa, May 2
  • Samin Nosrat & Yotam Ottolenghi, May 2 (originally April 3)
  • Elizabeth Rush, May 4
  • Elizabeth Strout in Conversation with Pico Iyer, May 12
  • Ephrat Asherie Dance, May 14-15
  • Art | Architecture on Film, May 16-17 
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Luvaduck Mar 19, 2020 08:55 AM
Arts and Lectures Cancels Remainder of Season

Necessary but wrenching and depressing. I wonder if there's a way to do the performances to an empty hall as some pro sports teams are doing and charge viewers?

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