WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) -
The Clayton Opera House has announced several adjustments to the start of its 2020 performance season due to federal and state guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 12, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a ban on public gatherings of 500 or more and a restriction on smaller gatherings, and on March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that gatherings of 50 or more people be postponed for the next eight weeks. On March 16, the Clayton Town Board met and directed Opera House staff that no events will occur in the Clayton Opera House between now and Monday, April 20, at which time the board will reassess conditions and guidelines from Gov. Cuomo and the CDC. Clayton Opera House staff members are monitoring the public health situation regarding COVID-19, and the Opera House is rescheduling some near-future shows.
The following changes have already occurred in the Opera House schedule: Comedian Jen Kober, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, will now be performing Thursday, July 2; and The Trews, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, will now be performing Friday, May 29. For ticket holders of either show, tickets will be honored for the new dates. Those who cannot attend on the new show date should call the box office to discuss other options. Additionally, these upcoming shows will be rescheduled: Mayhem Poets-currently scheduled for April 24, Band of Heathens-currently scheduled for April 26 Tom Rush-currently scheduled for April 30, Shawn Colvin-currently scheduled for May 9 Tickets for summer events are available now available for purchase, either online or by calling the box office at 315-686-2200. The Clayton Opera House performance hall and box office will not be open to public access until federal and state restrictions have been lifted. During the temporary closure, Opera House staff will disinfect all performance areas of the venue, including wiping down all surfaces, cleaning all areas and cleaning the carpets. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.