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TPAC Extends Theater Closure Through May 13


The nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) announces it will extend the closure of Andrew Jackson Hall, James K. Polk Theater, Andrew Johnson Theater and the historic War Memorial Auditorium through May 13.

The unprecedented closure in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted both TPAC’s loyal community of arts lovers as well as its committed and talented workforce, who are essential for TPAC to provide high-quality arts experiences to people of all ages through live performances and life-changing education programs.

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In response, the nonprofit is launching the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund, a strategic fundraising campaign to mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 shutdown and help TPAC to meet the challenges of an extended recovery in the year ahead.

“While we know our audiences, artists and staff are safer at home, we are heartbroken to be separated from them when we could all benefit from the healing connection the arts provide,” says Jennifer Turner, TPAC President and CEO. “Though our world has changed, TPAC’s mission has not. Still, going for many months without activity in our theaters is having a dramatic impact on our organization. Now, more than ever, we are reliant on the generosity of donations to stem the current loss and build a new future for TPAC.”

“We recognize this is a challenging time for many,” says Turner. “We hope those committed to the arts and TPAC’s future will consider donating to the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund and help us return to providing essential arts access, supporting our resident companies, and enriching our community through transformational education and community engagement programs.”

Patrons holding tickets for performances affected by the closure will be contacted by the TPAC Box Office on the status of that performance and their options.

To contribute to the TPAC Forward! Recovery Fund, visit TPAC.ORG/Donate. TPAC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts to TPAC are tax-deductible.

For additional updates, follow TPAC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit TPAC.ORG/PatronHealth.

Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is

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