This is part of the cleaner design of the siteOh, dear.
"Clean design" should not be the goal of a web site. An arts organization's web site needs to do two things as well as it possibly can:
1. Provide information.
2. Make it easy to buy tickets.
A "cleaner design" that hides information defeats both those purposes. There's less information readily visible, which means people have to work a little harder to get the information they need for decision-making purposes. I mean, I always want to know who's playing and conducting a concert before I buy the tickets.