The Foundation for the Performing Arts and Music of Gran Canaria, which manages the Cuyás Theater and the Insular Theater Room of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, will modify the scheduled schedule for the coming weeks, following the preventive guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health of the Canary Government and from the Ministries of Health and Culture and Sport for cultural events, thus collaborating in the containment of the coronavirus or COVID-19. The Viera y Clavijo street venue has canceled the performance of the puppet show ‘Goodbye Peter Pan’, scheduled for this week with schoolchildren and on Saturday for the general public; and it has reprogrammed for the month of October ‘Electra’, from the National Ballet of Spain.
In both cases, the amount of the tickets will be returned to the public through the same sales channels, either with automatic re-entry to those people who purchased them electronically or who purchased them in person and go to the Cuyás Theater box office, until 20 June – starting Monday for the tickets of the National Ballet of Spain. Monday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and, in the afternoon, up to two hours before the originally scheduled time for canceled performances. Likewise, to expand information, telephones 928 432 180 and 928 432 181 have been enabled, from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
On the other hand, the representation of the Artistic Residence SIT-MASDANZA, scheduled for March 20 and 21 at the Insular Theater Hall, and whose amount of tickets will also be returned, is postponed without date. And the rest of shows, events and activities both at the Cuyás Theater, the Hall Josefina de la Torre and the SIT, will be subject to the measures adopted by the public, insular, autonomous and state administrations, outside the preventive period initially established until March 26. Decisions that, insofar as they affect the Foundation for the Performing Arts and Music of Gran Canaria, will be conveniently communicated to the public through the different official media of the artistic institution.
“From the Foundation for the Performing Arts and Music of Gran Canaria what we intend is to help alleviate the spread of this virus, reducing our activity as far as we can and hoping that this extraordinary situation will end soon”, said the manager, Manuel Pineda. Who explained that “we will follow at all times the instructions derived from the Canary Islands Government Health Service” that although it proposes that activities with an attendance of less than a thousand people reduce their capacity to a third of the capacity of the room “we have opted to cancel or postpone all shows in this preventive period, keeping calm, “he concluded.