UPDATED 5:31 P.M. May 4

There's been a lot of changes when it comes to Houston's arts and cultural events. We've pulled them all together into one huge list. Look here for a complete list of closures, including museums and galleries. Click here for park closures.

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Season Cancellations

  • Houston Ballet has cancelled the remainder of its 2019-2020 season, which included productions of Forged in Houston (May 21–31) and Romeo & Juliet (June 4–14), as well as its community performances at Miller Outdoor Theater and Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion.
  • All DACAMERA performances and events have been cancelled for the rest of the 2019/2020 season.
  • The Society for the Performing Arts has canceled the rest of its season.
  • The Alley Theatre has canceled the rest of its 2019-20 season.
  • Theatre Under The Stars has cancelled or postponed all events and performances through July. The TUTS gala has been postponed until the fall.
  • Houston Grand Opera has cancelled the remained of its 2019-20 season, including all performances of Salome, scheduled to run Apr 17–May 1, and The Magic Flute, scheduled to run Apr 24–May 8. HGO’s Opera Ball has been postponed.

Cancelled Events

  • Avenida Houston’s Party on the Plaza spring event series has been cancelled.
  • The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has cancelled or rescheduled through early June.
  • UH’s Texas Music Festival (June 4–29) has been canceled for this year.
  • Miller Outdoor Theatre performances have been cancelled through the end of May.
  • Comicpalooza 2020, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend, has been cancelled.
  • Broadway at the Hobby Center has cancelled its productions of Fiddler on the Roof, scheduled for Mar 24–29, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, scheduled for June 2–7. The Hobby Center has cancelled all events through Apr 30.
  • Main Street Theater has cancelled all performances and classes for the foreseeable future.
  • Houston Chamber Choir has cancelled all of its events, including its Mar 28 and May 8 concerts and Apr 19 gala, through the spring.
  • Market Square Park has cancelled all events through the April.
  • Public Art University of Houston System has canceled its Public Art Studio events, tours, and programs through the end of April.
  • Events at Blue Willow Bookshop have been cancelled through April. Events with Robert Reich, schedule for Apr 6, and Mary Pauline Lowry, Apr 7, have been postponed.
  • Events at Murder by the Book have been cancelled through April. The store is also closed through Apr 30.
  • The Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series’ March and April events have been cancelled.
  • The majority of events at Brazos Bookstore have been cancelled through May. Select events have been postponed. Christina Soontornvat’s reading, scheduled for March 24, has been rescheduled for July 11.
  • The Art Car Parade Weekend, including the Art Car Ball, scheduled Apr 16–19, was cancelled. A series of virtual events took place instead. The Orange Show and The Beer Can House are closed until further notice.
  • Project Row Houses events through April, including the opening event and market for Round 51: Local Impact II, scheduled for March 14, have been canceled. Project Row Houses is closed.
  • The Market at Sawyer Yards canceled Second Saturday, scheduled for March 14 and Apr 11.
  • The Tomball German Heritage Festival, scheduled for March 27–29, was canceled.
  • The University of Houston’s Frontier Fiesta 2020, scheduled for March 19–21, was canceled.
  • Cirque du Soleil temporarily suspended all performances of its show ALEGRIA through April 12.
  • Inman Gallery has canceled its exhibition opening scheduled for March 13. A closing reception with the artists will be held instead.
  • RodeoHouston ended by 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 11. It was previously scheduled to run through March 22. 

Postponed Events

  • Stages has extended its cancellation and postponement of shows until at least July. A revised production schedule is forthcoming.  
  • Pride Houston's 2020 Pride Celebration has been postponed until the fall. 
  • Kenny Chesney’s Chillaxification Tour, which was making a stop at Minute Maid Park on May 22, has been postponed. A new show date has not been announced.
  • All Heights Theater shows have been postponed through May 10. Heights Theater is working to reschedule previously announced shows.
  • Art League Houston is closed until further notice; art classes have been moved online. ALH’s March exhibitions, scheduled to open Mar 13, have been extended through June 27.
  • The Japanese Festival Houston, scheduled for May 2–3, has been postponed.
  • Paw Patrol Live!, scheduled for Mar 13–15 at the Hobby Center, has been postponed. New dates will be announced.
  • Art Lyrica’s Bach on Harpsichord, scheduled for Mar 14, is being postponed.
  • 4th Wall Theatre has suspended all public performances until further notice and hopes to reschedule its productions of Between Riverside and Crazy and The Pavilion.
  • The McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival, scheduled for Apr 4–5, has been postponed. A new date will be announced in the future.
  • The Fresh Arts Comics Ball, previously scheduled for Mar 28, has been postponed.
  • The Houston Shakespeare Festival (July 31–Aug 9), which included productions of King Lear and Cymbeline, has been postponed until summer 2021.

 Rescheduled Events

  •  The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation's A Celebration of Reading has been rescheduled for Oct 6, according to a press release.
  • Puptopia Festival at Discovery Green, scheduled for March 28, has been rescheduled for May 16.
  • Bachenato 2020, scheduled for Mar 14, has been rescheduled for June 11.
  • Cactus Music has rescued its Record Store Day for June 20.
  • The Jimmy Buffett concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been rescheduled for June 27.
  • The Brazos Bookstore reading featuring Christina Soontornvat, scheduled for Mar 24, has been rescheduled for July 11.
  • Lady of Agreda, originally scheduled for Mar 12–Apr 5, has been rescheduled for Aug 20–Sept 13 at Queensbury Theatre.
  • The Makeup Show Houston has postponed their March show due to Coronavirus concerns. The show will now take place Aug 1–2. 
  • The Bayou City Arts Festival, scheduled for Mar 29, has been rescheduled for Oct 10–11.
  • The Brooks & Dunn concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been rescheduled for Oct 29.
  • Secrets & Illusions, scheduled for March 14 at the Hobby Center, has been rescheduled for Dec 6.