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Important Announcements Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

We would like to begin by saying that we know these are difficult times and we greatly appreciate your patience, understanding, and flexibility. Please note that the situation is fluid and we will continuously provide updates as they become available. In addition, we will do our best to keep the enjoyment of the arts present in your life through our e-communicationswebsite, and social media

Face-to-Face Event Cancellations

As a part of the effort to minimize the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Bardo Arts Center and the entire Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts will be cancelling all face-to-face events for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. This includes all ticketed and non-ticketed performances in the Bardo Arts Center Performance Hall and in the Coulter Recital Hall. Information regarding ticket refunds is listed below.

In addition, all WCU Fine Art Museum in-person receptions are cancelled. Whenever possible, we are working to transition these events into virtual experiences and will be in touch via email and social media as soon as those opportunities are determined*.

WCU Fine Art Museum

The WCU Fine Art Museum is closed until further notice. This includes day-to-day operations, exhibition programming, and receptions. Whenever possible, we are working to transition these events into virtual experiences. 

Ticket Refunds

During this unprecedented situation, arts organizations are suffering greatly due to the loss of ticket revenue. We will be contacting all ticket holders individually by phone and/or email to discuss your various options, which we have detailed below.

1. Contribute: If you have the ability to contribute the cost of your ticket purchase to the presenting department, that revenue will be extremely beneficial. Both the School of Music and School of Stage and Screen are having to cancel events that provide key funding to their schools. Please note that this contribution is not a tax-deductible donation.

2. Vouchers: Ticket purchases will be turned into ticket vouchers for use at their associated events in 2021. For details, please read below.^ 

3. Refund: Tickets can be fully refunded upon request.

ATTENTION FPA 101 Experiencing the Arts Students:
Your tickets are only eligible for the voucher option listed above. We will be contacting you directly with your vouchers. We apologize for any inconvenience.

^Cancelled Ticketed Events and Voucher Exchange Options

Bring It On! The Musical 

Receive a voucher to redeem your tickets for the 2021 School of Stage and Screen Musical Production (TBA)

Catamount Singers and Electric Soul

Receive a voucher to redeem your tickets for the 2021 School of Music Catamount Singers and Electric Soul concert 

Controlled Chaos Film Festival

Receive a voucher to redeem your tickets for the 2021 School of Stage and Screen Controlled Chaos Film Festival

Box Office Hours Until Further Notice

The physical BAC Box Office will be closed until further notice. All ticket holders will be contacted individually by our Interim Box Office Manager, Jill Jacobs. If you have an urgent query for the box office that needs to be addressed, please email or call 828.227.ARTS and leave a voice message for the box office. Please note that voice messages are being sent digitally to staff.

If you have any other queries related to Bardo Arts Center or Belcher College events, please email or contact the Bardo Arts Center main line at 828.227.ARTS to leave a message. We will respond as soon as possible and again, greatly appreciate your flexibility, understanding, and patience.

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