Opera House Announces Postponement of Remaining 2020 Events

(FREDONIA, NY) – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center announced today that the remaining two live performance events scheduled for 2020 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. With these postponements, the Opera House likely will be closed for events for the remainder of 2020.

Solo Pianist George Winston, who was to have performed Nov. 4, has rescheduled his concert for Nov. 19, 2021.

The Ed Croft Trio’s presentation of Vince Guaraldi’s score to A Charlie Brown Christmas has been rescheduled for Dec. 10, 2021.

Anyone currently possessing tickets for either of these events may hold on to their tickets; they will be honored on the rescheduled dates. Anyone wishing a refund should contact the Opera House Box Office at 716-679-1891 to discuss options. During COVID-19 restrictions, the Box Office is only staffed on Fridays, 1-5pm. Additional tickets to these events will not be placed on sale until sometime in 2021.

“It’s possible the Opera House may reopen for movie screenings in 2020,” notes Opera House Executive Director Rick Davis. “But until Chautauqua County’s average COVID test positivity rate for a rolling 14-day period falls below 2%, we are prohibited from doing so.”

In addition, Davis notes that in this time of closure, several capital improvement projects funded by an Empire State Development grant awarded to the Village are being undertaken. “Currently our windows are in the process of restoration and either will be removed or uncovered, thereby allowing light to enter the theatre. This may inhibit movie screenings until completion of the project in late December.”

Opera House staff will continue to work throughout this closure and will be available by phone … 716-679-0891 (Administration … leave a message, if no answer) and 716-679-1891 (Box Office on Friday afternoons). You also can keep abreast of news and announcements by visiting the Opera House web site, and following it on Facebook and Twitter.

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House is a member-supported not-for-profit organization located in Village Hall in downtown Fredonia. A complete schedule of Opera House events is available at http://www.fredopera.org.