The Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg have announced the cancellation or postponement of a number of performances in light of the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) health crisis and accompanying government measures.
Following the government's decision to extend the ban of all large gatherings and cultural events until 31 July, and in agreement with the City of Luxembourg, the Théâtres have decided to cancel or postpone all performances scheduled for May, June and July 2020 and thus close prematurely their 2019-20 season.
The performances affected by these cancellations / postponements are as follows:
- Serge Aimé Coulibaly, scheduled for 22-23 April at Grand Théâtre
- Trouble affectif saisonnier ("seasonal affective disorder"), scheduled for 24, 25 and 29 April at Théâtre des Capucins and 8 and 10 May at Kulturhaus Niederanven
- Rusalka, scheduled for 26, 28 and 30 April at Grand Théâtre
- The Quest, scheduled for 4-5 May at Théâtre des Capucins
- I am Europe, scheduled for 6 May at Grand Théâtre
- Identität Europa ("Identity Europe"), scheduled for 7-8 May at Théâtre des Capucins
- Demokratie, scheduled for 9 May at Grand Théâtre
- R.E.F.L.E.X.E.S, scheduled for 12 May at Grand Théâtre
- Le Silence des ombres ("The silence of shadows"), scheduled for 16 May at Grand Théâtre
- Nederlands Dans Theater, scheduled for 19-20 May at Grand Théâtre
- A Love Suprême, scheduled for 22 and 24 May at Théâtre des Capucins
- What if they went to Moscow?, scheduled for 28-29 May at Grand Théâtre
- TalentLAB*, scheduled for 3-13 June. The organisers have confirmed that they are trying to keep some of the TalentLAB events through a new YouTube channel. More information to follow.
- Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Louis Nam Ke Van Ho, Alain Franco / Rosas, scheduled for 16 June at Grand Théâtre
- AWA As We Are / Baptiste Hilbert & Catarina Barbosa, scheduled for 18 June at Grand Théâtre
- (LA) HORDE, scheduled for 26-27 June at Grand Théâtre
Regarding refunds, the Théâtres will automatically send a voucher to people with tickets for any of the performances in May, June and July 2020. However, anyone wishing to obtain a refund should contact luxembourgticket via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning their name and client number, the show for which they bought tickets and their bank details.
In the meantime, spectators can watch older shows at home on the Théâtres' YouTube channel every Saturday and Sunday.