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(current as of Friday, April 3, 2020, 4 p.m.)

Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts commitment to the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests is our top priority. We are continuing to monitor COVID-19 (Coronavirus) news, including regular updates from NKU’s Coronavirus Preparedness Team (, the State of Kentucky, Center for Disease Control, and local health agencies. Decisions are made based on this information, as well as directives from government agencies.

Due to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel all SOTA events, on and off-campus, for the remainder of the semester through May 31. The 2020 summer dinner theatre season is canceled as of April 3, 2020. Other summer activities and events have not been addressed at this time but will be assessed as conditions evolve.


  • NKU Music Preparatory classes, ensembles, and lessons will continue with online instruction for the remainder of the semester (dependent on instructor).
  • SOTA Art Galleries (closed)
  • March 26-April 5: Buried Child (rescheduled to Aug. 21 - free performance of modified staged reading)
  • April 16: Symphonic Winds + Choirs (canceled)
  • April 23: Philharmonic Orchestra (canceled)
  • April 24-May 3: Mamma Mia (rescheduled to Feb. 19-28, 2021)
  • April 30: Concert Band + Conner HS Band (canceled)
  • May 15-16: Getting to Know… Oklahoma! (canceled)
  • June 4-21: Beguiled Again (canceled as of 4/3; planning for June 2021)
  • July 9-26: Nana’s Naughty Knickers (canceled as of 4/3; planning for July 2021)

We’ll continue to keep everyone updated through multiple formats, including email and social media. Your patience and understanding is much appreciated as we all do our part to ensure the health and safety of our community and country.


Ticket holders for shows have several options. You may exchange your ticket for a future production or receive a credit for your ticket price to use later. Or, you may choose to donate your purchase as a contribution to NKU SOTA. All non-profits will be feeling the impact of these directives, and your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Please note that the Box Office window is closed to visitors until further notice. Please call (859) 572-5464 and leave a message or email with questions as we will be regularly monitoring emails and voice messages.