GBPAC: New updates regarding COVID-19

March 17, 2020 Update

In accordance with the recent proclamation from the governor’s office, we will be closing our building to the public until further notice. UNItix box offices located within the Gallagher Bluedorn and the McLeod Center will also be closing.

To reach UNItix with any questions, you may call 319-273-4849 or email We will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner. 

Once again, we appreciate your patience as we work through this together. Please check our website and social media accounts for information as well as for some entertainment through this challenging time.

Dear Patrons,

The safety of our visitors, artists, volunteers and employees is of the utmost importance to us. As a public and community gathering space, we are mindful of the role we play in social distancing practices to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus and limit exposure to our community. 

As such, we are immediately suspending all public events at the Gallagher Bluedorn through April 6, pending the situation at that time. 

The following events have officially been postponed, and we are working on new dates:

  • Tuesday, March 31 - Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

  • Wednesday, April 1 - Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

The following events are still scheduled; however, please stay tuned for possible changes:

  • Sunday, April 26 - Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure

  • Friday, May 1 - STOMP

  • Saturday, May 2 - STOMP

If you have tickets to one of the postponed public events, we ask that you await the announcement of new dates before making a decision about exchanging or refunding your ticket. We will contact ticket holders by email with more information when shows are rescheduled. We ask for your patience as we work with our partners on their plans regarding rescheduled performance dates, cancellations or refunds. 

This is a tremendously uncertain period of time for many organizations. As an arts organization that relies on people coming together, we, too, feel that uncertainty. This year we will begin celebrating 20 years of the Gallagher Bluedorn in the community. We will come together as a community through these trying times. We greatly appreciate any patron who donates the cost of their ticket rather than taking a refund. We certainly understand if that is not financially possible. 

We thank you for your continued support. 

For the most up-to-date information about upcoming events, please visit