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2019-20 Season Cancellation FAQs

Why did you choose to cancel the New Victory season?

Restrictions on travel and public gatherings both abroad and here in the United States, and in New York City for the foreseeable future, leaves us with a situation outside of our control and makes it impossible for us to continue our normal operations this season. The New Victory season features shows from all over the world. Our theater is just one stop on our artists’ international tours. We’ve been closely monitoring both the situation here in the U.S. and in the many cities and countries from which our artists and freight are arriving. Our only option is to temporarily close the theater.

What does this mean for the tickets I bought this season?

New Victory Ticket Services continues to contact ticket holders over the next several weeks for exchanges or refunds. Any ticket holder who wishes to use the value of their canceled tickets towards next season may do so. This option is available by calling Ticket Services at 646.223.3010. As we consider the artists, teachers, stagehands, administrative staff and the New York City youth in our employ, we hope you might also consider donating your tickets back to New 42 as a tax-deductible contribution by emailing Please bear with us—it’s a lot of calls!

What are you doing with School Partners and their tickets for this season?

Schools will not be charged for reserved tickets remaining in the season. If School Partners have already paid in advance for these productions, the Education team is contacting them to initiate a refund.

Will these canceled shows be returning in the future?

As Artistic Director Mary Rose Lloyd shared with the affected artists, she will make every effort to reschedule the companies into a future season. We are in communication with these artists and our entire New Victory artist family, and continue to send them well wishes from here in New York.

Will you be presenting Victory Dance this summer?

We will share more about how and when we’ll continue Victory Dance, our summertime series featuring a mixed bill of New York City’s most compelling dancers and dance companies, soon! In the meantime, check out New Victory Arts Break and let us know how you engage with the performing arts.

When will you share about the next season?

We continue to plan for the season ahead. The world keeps changing and until we are confident the time is right, we will wait to make an announcement about our return to in-theater performing arts programming. We look forward to providing you with the flexibility and affordability that you need and can’t wait to gather together as a community again!