Coronavirus Cancellations & Updates

The safety and well-being of our audience, artists, staff, and students are the highest priority at Memorial Opera House.

In compliance with the Governor’s Stay At Home Executive Order, the Memorial Opera House is closed to the public through at least April 7th. As a result, most events scheduled through April 8th at the Memorial Opera House have been cancelled. On a weekly basis, the Commissioners will determine any further cancellations for events scheduled after April 8th. We will continue to update this page if future events are cancelled.

Events Cancelled As Of March 13

  • The March 13 Heartache Tonight concert has been postponed. We will notify patrons as soon as we have a date selected. Tickets will be honored on the future date.
  • The March 18 Lunch Time Cabaret has been cancelled. We will happily honor tickets for a future cabaret.
  • The March 20 Echoes of Pompeii concert has been postponed and has been rescheduled for May 22. Tickets from March 20 will be honored.
  • Educational programs with no or low enrollment will be postponed until the fall.
  • For the safety of the public and our staff, Memorial Opera House Box Office will be closed to walk-ins from March 13 through April 3.

As we all continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to make you aware of the measures we have implemented to safeguard the health of those visiting, involved in a production, or taking class at our facility. These are the steps that are being taken to safeguard our space:

  • A deep clean and disinfection of Memorial Opera House on Friday, March 13. While we have deep cleaned already, we’d like to go over the theatre again for an abundance of caution.  
  • All staff, cast, volunteers, and crew are being monitored for signs of symptoms.
  • All students attending class will wash their hands as a group activity both before and after class.
  • Wiping down all surfaces (including seat armrests, railings, door handles, sink faucets, etc.) with disinfectant several times daily including before and after every performance or class.

When we resume having events, we will practice the following safeguards as long as may be necessary:

  • All staff, cast, volunteers, and crew will be monitored for signs of symptoms.
  • Only pre-packaged concession food items will be sold.
  • Social distancing will be encouraged with those individuals in the auditorium to find seats away from others.
  • There will be no meet and greet with the cast after performances, and audiences will be encouraged to depart immediately after the performance.

We are following the guidelines from the CDC and the Porter County Health Department as we all stay informed about the current situation. We encourage everyone to follow the guidelines from the CDC including:

  • Older adults or people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes or lung disease should avoid attending any public gatherings.
  • People who have a fever, respiratory symptoms, or believe they are sick should stay home.

If you decide that you do not want to attend a performance, please contact the box office and we will be happy to convert your tickets into a voucher that you may use at any Opera House performance through June of 2021.

As the situation evolves, we will continue to keep you informed. If you have any questions about our preparations around this or any other public health issue, please feel free to reach out to us at 219-548-9137 or email us at

For current information and resources regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), Porter County social distancing practices and reported cases please VISIT THE PORTER COUNTY GOVERNMENT WEBSITE.