Luther Burbank Center for the Arts to Re-Open November 6 Following Fires
Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) announced that the Center will reopen as planned on Monday, November 6, 2017.
Patrons will be issued refunds for all shows that were canceled as a result of the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa. LBC is continuing to reschedule events that were affected by its closing and will release an updated show schedule as information becomes available.
Patrons are able to buy tickets and access information about upcoming performances online at lutherburbankcenter.org. All online ticket fees will be waived until the ticket office reopens on Monday, November 6.
As previously reported, the main building remains intact, which includes the Ruth Finley Person Theatre, the Lytton Rancheria Lobby, the Carston Cabaret and Fireside Room, as well as box office area and conference rooms.
The fire destroyed approximately 30,000 square feet of the Center's 140,000 square foot campus, including the two-story classroom building, home to Anova Center for Education; the East Auditorium, home to North Bay Stage Company; the LBC's storage and workshop building, including storage for Roustabout Theatre; as well as with much of the landscape and the irrigation system. Additionally, the Center's Sculpture Garden suffered significant damage, which included monumental old-growth redwood sculptures by renowned local artist Bruce Johnson.
Canceled events include:
- October 11: Go, Dog. Go!
- October 13: Yandel
- October 27-29: North Bay Stage Company's Monster Bash
- October 28: An Evening with Brian Reed
- October 29: Guerra De Chistes
- November 2: Karen Peterson: Special Holiday Experience Connecting with the Afterlife
- November 24 - December 10: North Bay Stage Company's 1940's Radio Hour
For tickets purchased by credit card, the charges will be immediately credited back. Checks will be mailed to patrons who purchased tickets with cash or check once the Center's ticket office has reopened.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts is home to world-class performances, nationally recognized education programs, contemporary visual art, and many popular events. The Arts Center is located in the heart of the Sonoma wine country and ranked among California's top performing arts presenters. Together with its resident companies, the Center presents more than 230 performances in music, dance, theater, renowned speakers, and comedy; provides education programs serving 40,000 children and adults; and hosts more than 1,000 community events a year. Owned and operated by the Luther Burbank Memorial Foundation, the Center relies on charitable community donations to achieve its mission - to enrich, educate, and entertain.