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Bank of America Performing Arts Center Will Remain Closed for Live Events Until Jan. 2021

CONTACT:        Colleen Debler, Cultural Affairs Marketing Director, cdebler@toaks.org; 805.449.2765

                           Melissa Hurtado, Media Liaison, mhurtado@toaks.org; 805.449.2117

 Bank of America Performing Arts Center Will Remain Closed for Live Events Until Jan. 2021

The City of Thousand Oaks announced today that The Bank of America Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks (BAPAC) will remain closed for live events until January 2021.

All programs that are on the calendar through December will be rescheduled. All patrons will be notified as soon as the new dates are confirmed. If a show must cancel, patrons will be notified of refund options. 

When performances resume in January the building will have been without live performances for 41 weeks. This unprecedented dark period is a direct result of the prolonged safety and health concerns arising from COVID-19. Although the venue will not hold live events with audiences, the theatres may be used for potential filming and streaming opportunities without live audiences. 

“Since March the BAPAC staff has been tirelessly working through every possible scenario for reopening, all the while ensuring the health and safety of our audiences, artists and staff,” said General Manager, Jonathan Serret. “We’ve considered a wide variety of factors for a reasonable timeline to re-open and it became clear to us with restrictions and limitations on capacity, and not knowing when live events will be allowed to resume, that there is no reasonable way to open before 2021. Should health officials become more optimistic about a safe timeline to resume live events, we will work as quickly and safely as possible to open sooner.”

BAPAC is one of the largest performing arts centers between Los Angeles and San Francisco and is funded through a unique public/private partnership between the City of Thousand Oaks and Thousand Oaks Alliance for the Arts (TOARTS). It consists of the 1,800-seat Fred Kavli Theatre for the Performing Arts and the 394-seat Janet and Ray Scherr Forum Theatre, which combine outstanding arts and entertainment with state-of-the-art technology and acoustics. Historically, over 200,000 patrons and 50,000 school children attend more than 300 performances annually.

For more information and updates as they occur, please visit our website at www.BAPACthousandoaks.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. For ticketing questions, please call the box office at 805 449 2787.

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