Flynn Center: No Main Stage performances for remainder of 2020


Don’t bank on catching any big shows downtown at the Flynn this year. 

The Main Stage Theater will not host performances for the rest of 2020, according to a news release from the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. The venue made this decision due to COVID-19, the official name of the disease related to the coronavirus that first started to affect people at the end of 2019. 

“This affects all Flynn presentations and rental events previously scheduled during this time period,” the news release stated, noting “operating restrictions regarding the safety of large gatherings” related to the disease. The theater has a seating capacity of 1,411.

This isn’t the first pandemic adjustment for the Flynn, which canceled the rest of its season through May when the coronavirus hit Vermont. The city’s Discover Jazz Festival, which had shows planned at the Flynn this June, went virtual.

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The Flynn worked through potential alternatives prior to this decision, Interim Executive Director Charlie Smith said in the news release. 

The Flynn has expected performances next year “and will evaluate the status of those events over the coming months.”

Contact Maleeha Syed at or 802-495-6595. Follow her on Twitter @MaleehaSyed89

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