Updated programming changes for COVID-19

The Ashtabula Arts Center is closed to the public until at least Friday, May 1. All programming is also suspended until at least May 1. Staff will be available for limited hours at (440) 964-3396, and Executive Director Meeghan Humphrey will be available by email at mhumphrey@ashtabulaartscenter.org. If you would like to be added to our email list, please contact Amanda Frazier at marketing@ashtabulaartscenter.org.

Straw Hat auditions are postponed indefinitely. New dates for auditions will be announced as soon as possible.

The following events are cancelled:
all performances of Boeing Boeing
all performances of the spring dance concert, Perpetuum Mobile
the wine tasting before the spring dance concert
the Children’s Dance Recital
reception for “Women’s Rights” exhibit
Kiwanis 2020 Student Art exhibit/receptions
The Good Life Concert: Greetings from Ashtabula County

The Dining for the Arts Cocktail Party is postponed; new date TBD.

New dates for classes and workshops will be announced as soon as possible.

COVID-19 update for Frozen JR and AAC programming

In light of Governor DeWine’s declaration canceling all gatherings of 100 people or more to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Ashtabula Arts Center is canceling all performances of Frozen JR this weekend, as well as the Frozen Luncheon on Saturday. We know this is a disappointment to our audiences, performers, and crew, and we are very sorry to have to make this decision. We are so very grateful for the support our audiences have shown for this performance and our Youth Theatre actors. We will be refunding tickets purchased for the March 13-15 performances of Frozen JR, and the Frozen Luncheon, starting tomorrow, March 13. Anyone who has purchased tickets should contact us at (440) 964-3396 so we can collect the information needed to process your refund. If you are able and willing to donate the price of your ticket to help the Arts Center weather what will be a difficult period financially, we are grateful.

We are looking into the possibility of running the final four performances of Frozen JR at a later date.

Straw Hat auditions this weekend and next will be held as scheduled, however, we are asking that all auditions be by appointment. Please arrive 5 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment time to fill out your audition form, and please exit the building promptly when your audition is complete.

Boeing Boeing will not open as scheduled; we will provide updates on that show as soon as possible.

The building will be closed to the public and all classes & programming at the Arts Center will be suspended for the next 3 weeks, resuming on Monday, April 6.

Thank you so much for your understanding and patience in this situation.

Fiction Writing for Young Adults start date delayed 1 week

We are postponing the first day of class for Fiction Writing for Young Adults, grades 9-12, for 1 week, until next Tuesday, March 27, in order to give more students a chance to sign up and avoid cancelling the class. To register, call (440) 964-3396. Please note that the class will still run for the full 8 weeks.