Update as of 7.9.2020
We have missed you and hope this finds you and your loved ones safe and well. We have now entered our fourth month without live performances at Whiting or the Capitol Theatre. What we love doing most has been identified among the highest risk activities associated with the spread of COVID-19 –bringing large groups of people together, into enclosed spaces, for long periods of time. Our amazing artists and stage crews work in extremely close proximity to one another. And our patrons like to have fun! Rousing applause, whistling, singing along, dancing and swaying, even hoots and hollers – all highly encouraged and essential to a great experience. Yes, we will have this much fun together again – just not as soon as we’d all like!
The safety and well-being of our patrons, performing artists, staff and volunteers remain our greatest concern and is guiding staff through the process of developing plans for an eventual reopening. We are closely following our state’s public health guidance to help us best anticipate the timing of a restart.
As you know many of the great shows presented on our stages are touring productions and that contributes additional challenges to programming decisions. All of these factors have influenced plans for our 2020-21 season.
We have made the difficult decision to delay the opening of Whiting Auditorium for the upcoming season until January of 2021. You can expect the announcement of the Winter/Spring 2021 Whiting Presents Season in late summer. The opening concert of the Flint Symphony Orchestra’s season has now been moved to February 6 2021.
Within the next few months we hope to start screening movies again at the Capitol Theatre for small audiences. We had a terrific line-up of movies scheduled last spring and those will be the first rescheduled when we reopen.
As always we appreciate your support and thank you for your patience as we navigate this transition period. We look forward to bringing you the wide variety of performing arts experiences you expect and bring so much vitality to our community. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy!
Managing Executive Director
p.s. If you had tickets to a performance that has been cancelled, your ticket purchase has been placed on account as a credit. Please contact the Ticket Center at (810) 237-7333 M-F, 10-3 or email@example.com if you have any questions.
Update as of 5.27.2020
We miss you! This is #onlyintermission.
Update as of 3.24.2020
In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC and the executive orders of Governor Whitmer, The Whiting, Capitol Theatre, and Flint Institute of Music have extended the suspension of all events and performances through May 31 for groups of 50 or more.
Postponed events: If you have tickets to a performance that has been rescheduled or we hope to reschedule, your tickets are valid for the new date. If you no longer have your tickets, you can get your tickets reprinted for free when the Ticket Center re-opens to the public.
Cancelled events: If you have tickets to performances that have been cancelled your ticket purchase has been placed on account as a credit. If you are able to consider donating your tickets it would mean a lot to us as we navigate significant loss of revenue due to cancelled performances and fundraising events. As a nonprofit arts organization, we rely heavily on your support. Your donation will help The Whiting/Capitol Theatre, Flint Institute of Music and the Flint Repertory Theatre immensely in these challenging and uncertain times. Your donation will go directly to the organization from which you purchased your tickets
If you have any questions or need further assistance please contact the Ticket Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ticket Center will be closed until the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order has been lifted. The Ticket Center can also be reached by calling 810.237.7333. Please leave a message. Our staff will continue to process requests while working remotely.
Update as of 3.20.2020
Update as of 3.18.2020
Due to COVID19, we are taking measures to ensure social distancing for our employees and patrons, and are therefore reducing staffing and Ticket Center hours.
Effective March 18, 2020, Ticket Center hours at The Whiting are Monday through Friday, 10 am to 3 pm until further notice. The Ticket Center booth at the Farmer’s Market is temporarily closed.
We look forward to seeing you this Summer and Fall as we are working on some exciting performances for the community.
Update regarding COVID-19 as of 3.13.2020
Here are some resources:
What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) - from cdc.gov
How to protect yourself - from cdc.gov
What to do if you are sick - from cdc.gov
Genesee County Health Department Coronavirus updates - from gchd.us
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Interim Recommendations for COVID-19 Community Mitigation Strategies - from Michigan.gov