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Ailey Cal Performances Updates

Posted April 5, 2019

Dear Friends:

Due to a planned University of California system-wide strike that impacts the event, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s performance on Wednesday, April 10 at 8pm has been rescheduled to Sunday, April 14 at 7:30pm.

We are deeply grateful to the company for adding this performance to its nearly sold-out Cal Performances run, ensuring that ticket holders for the rescheduled Wednesday event are able to enjoy a performance by the company. Because of the complexities involved in staging both a matinee and evening performance on Sunday, the original Wednesday program has changed and will consist of Ronald K. Brown’s The Call, Robert Battle’s Takademe and Ella, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, and Alvin Ailey’s Revelations.

Tickets issued for Wednesday, April 10 will be valid for the same seats at the Sunday evening performance. Ticket holders who plan to attend on Sunday should use their Wednesday tickets for entry; there is no need to obtain a reprinted ticket.

We apologize for this inconvenience and understand that you may not be able to attend the rescheduled performance. And we will do our best to help you exchange your tickets into another performance during the week—as available—or to issue you a refund as a result of the date change. Please note that almost every Ailey performance this year is already nearly sold out, so options for exchanges may be limited and different ticket prices and seating availability from your original purchase may apply.

Refunds or Exchanges deadline is Saturday, April 13, at 5 pm.

If you will be unable to join us for the Sunday performance and would like to credit the value of your tickets to a different Ailey performance or to another Cal Performances event during the current season, request a refund, or receive a donation credit, please contact us prior to Saturday, April 13, at 5pm so that we can open up your seats in time for others to enjoy for the final performance of the nearly sold out run. To make the arrangements, call the Ticket Office at 510.642.9988 (Tues–Friday, 12–5:30pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1–5pm) or email your request to Finally, if you have previously given your Wednesday tickets to someone else to enjoy, please forward this email along to them to make them aware of the date change.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work with you to deal with this matter. We greatly value your continued patronage of Cal Performances and hope to see you in Zellerbach Hall on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30pm.