For Your Safety COVID-19

FORT WORTH, Texas (November 17, 2020) – Performing Arts Fort Worth, the non-profit owner and operator of Bass Performance Hall, announced today a phased reopening plan that sees a hybrid of streaming opportunities and limited capacity, socially distanced general admission performances, with the goal of full capacity performances later in 2021.

While additional details on the phased reopening plan will be announced at a later date, the current timeline is as follows:

  • January-February 2021 – Bass Performance Hall complex remains closed.
  • March 2021 – Limited on-stage streaming/recording opportunities in Bass Hall without audiences.
  • April-May 2021 – Select limited capacity performances up to 100 ticketed patrons with general admission, socially distanced seating.
  • June 2021 and beyond will be announced at a later date with 2021-2022 season planning moving forward as scheduled.

*This phased reopening plan is subject to change based on local market conditions around COVID-19.

“The Executive Committee of our Board of Directors recently met and approved this phased reopening plan that establishes a timeline we will work from to safely reopen Bass Performance Hall,” said Dione Kennedy, president and CEO of Performing Arts Fort Worth, Inc. “As the owner and operator, we have a social responsibility to be a community partner in reducing the spread of COVID-19 and flattening the curve of this pandemic,” Kennedy added. “Additionally, we have a personal responsibility to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, patrons and tenants. We look forward to working with our resident companies and other local organizations as we work toward limited capacity performances in the second quarter of 2021.”

Live performance brings people together in a uniquely joyful way. Although we are not able to experience this joy together at the moment, we cannot wait to welcome you back to Bass Hall in the near future.

For updates, COVID-19 guidelines in Texas and beyond, please visit the following websites: CDC General InformationCDC AlertsTarrant County Public Health Department; World Health Organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bass Performance Hall is the permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera and the Cliburn. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall. 

Please contact the presenting organization from which you purchased your tickets.

The most up to date listing of performances that have been postponed/cancelled can be found on this page.

If a performance is rescheduled, you will be contacted by the presenting organization with new information. This page will also be updated to reflect new information as it becomes available.

If you purchased tickets to a cancelled performance by Performing Arts Fort Worth with cash or check, a check will be mailed to the address associated with your account. For other presenting companies (Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Opera, Texas Ballet Theatre, and Cliburn) you will need to review their ticketing policies.

The health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community is the sole focus of Performing Arts Fort Worth at this time. While Bass Performance Hall will remain closed through February 2021, we recently announced a phased reopening plan that sees a hybrid of streaming opportunities and limited capacity, socially distanced general admission performances, with the goal of full capacity performances later in 2021.