With flights grounded and some cities under lockdown, COVID-19 is affecting every aspect of daily life, including arts and culture. Major events like the Coachella music festival and South by Southwest have been cancelled in the United States and film releases and scheduled shoots have been postponed. We also take a look at the consequences of the virus here in France, where insurance companies estimate that it could cost up to $1 billion for the theatre industry, with some smaller venues even risking closure.