November 20, 2020 Update
The COVID-19 situation in La Crosse continues to present challenges for many businesses, especially those in the arts and entertainment industries. Because of the uncertainty created by the current spread of COVID-19 in our community, the Fine Arts Center will be canceling all public performances through June 30, 2021. As eager as we are to welcome you back to the Fine Arts Center, it is not safe to do so at this time.
We will unfortunately need to cancel the performances of Night Fever, Goitse, Jim Witter’s The Long and Winding Road, and Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. If you still have tickets for any of these performances, you will receive a check in the mail from Viterbo University for the amount of your tickets in the coming weeks. If you wish to receive a gift certificate or make a donation instead of receiving a refund, please contact the Box Office at 608-796-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec. 1.
Although it is certainly disappointing to have to cancel additional performances, the Fine Arts Center has been busy, adapting to assist the university with additional needs that arose as a result of the pandemic. For instance, the stage of the Main Theatre has been used as a classroom space for dance and theatre classes, allowing students room to move while being appropriately distanced from their classmates. The lobby area was converted into a makeshift cafeteria, allowing for additional food service and dining areas outside of the main cafeteria. The staff of the Fine Arts Center has adapted to meet these and other needs and ensure that the building is used in such a way that provides as much benefit as possible to our students and employees during this difficult time.
As we continue to look ahead to the 50th anniversary of the Fine Arts Center in January, perhaps that is the greatest testament to the work of the Fine Arts Center – the ability to adapt to meet changing needs. It is unclear what the “new normal” will look like when the Fine Arts Center reopens for performances, but it is clear that the staff and volunteers of the Fine Arts Center will be ready to meet whatever changes there may be and welcome patrons back with the same hospitality and enthusiasm as before. We look forward to welcoming you back when the time is right.
Finally, we can’t reiterate enough how much we appreciate your continued support and patience with the many changes that have occurred. We wish you continued health and safety this holiday season and in the new year.
P. S. Consider making a year-end gift to the Stars of the Arts program. Your donation will help us prepare for the 2021-22 season and ensure we have the resources needed to safely open to the public when the time comes. We thank you in advance for your support!
For more information about Viterbo University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the university response page.
Box Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.