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Message from our Director

All upcoming performances at Canberra Theatre Centre will include precautions such as physically distanced seating arrangements, electronic collection of contact tracing details for every ticket holder, hand sanitisation stations on entry, increased cleaning of public spaces and high-touch surfaces, modifications to air-conditioning systems and staff training in COVID safe procedures.

Events at Canberra Theatre Centre are held in accordance with the directions of ACT Health, and if there are changes to these directions we will provide updates via our website and through direct communication with ticket holders.

UPDATE: Wednesday 26 August 2020

A message from our Director:

After more than six months of closure, we’re proud to be open again and hosting small performances.

As Canberra Theatre Centre progressively opens to the public, we are committed to keeping our community safe through extra cleaning and sanitising of shared spaces, physical distancing measures, monitoring our venue capacity and collecting visitor details in case of the need for contact tracing.

Since August, we have been presenting shows in our Link Bar, where we invite you to experience some of Canberra’s best performers. We have been lucky to host beloved local musicians including Chris Endrey, Pod People, Michael Simic, the Brass Knuckle Brass Band, Witchskull and more. We look forward to announcing more performances in the coming weeks.

This year, we’ve also embraced digital performance. From our immensely popular free digital season, CTC@Home, featuring local musicians, storytellers, dancers, gamers and more to ticketed streams from the likes of Canberra Writers Festival, Armistead Maupin and Ian McKellen, we are committed to continuing to innovate and offer Canberrans the opportunity to connect with the arts from home during this time. Many performances remain available for viewing, including Music at Midday concerts by the Royal Military College band, performances by local musicians, dramatic and literary readings by some of Canberra’s most charismatic talent and more.

If you have tickets to an upcoming performance, please keep an eye on your email – we will contact you if there are changes to your booking and advise of rescheduled dates or refund options. Performances currently affected by the closure are listed here.

We look forward over the coming months to seeing greater and greater numbers of Canberrans return to Canberra Theatre Centre to be entertained, support our arts community and come together safely.

We encourage you to subscribe to our eNews and connect with us on our FacebookInstagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date with everything happening at Canberra Theatre Centre.

Alex Budd
Director, Canberra Theatre Centre

Affected performances are listed below. We will be in touch with ticket buyers regarding refunds and rescheduling:

Rescheduled Performances

All affected ticket holders have been emailed. Please contact canberraticketing@act.gov.au if you require further information.

Cancelled Performances

  • Jeff Green
  • Class Clowns
  • Shitfaced Shakespeare
  • Stephen K Amos
  • Cal Wilson – Open Book
  • Emma Holland
  • Unedjamacated
  • Koori Comedy Showcase
  • Chris Ryan
  • The Stevenson Experience
  • Frankie McNair
  • Fiona O’Loughlin
  • Shen Yun
  • Choir of Man
  • Rolling Thunder Vietnam
  • Lennon Through A Glass Onion
  • Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Adam Kay
  • The Parting Glass
  • The Wiggles
  • Sam Amidon: The Anthology of American Folk Music
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • David Baddiel
  • A Broadcast Coup
  • An Evening with Lady Glenconner
  • The Naked Magicians
  • Tubular Bells for Two
  • The Gospel According to Paul
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • Bell Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors
  • An Evening with Tommy Emmanuel
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
  • Bran Nue Dae
  • Bangarra’s SandSong
  • An Evening with Armistead Maupin
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
  • The Pink Floyd Experience
  • The Nutcracker & Don Quixote
  • Celtic Illusion
  • Spirit of the Dance
  • Frank Woodley
  • Heath Franklin’s Chopper – The Silencer
  • Sammy J: Symphony in J Minor

All affected ticket holders have been emailed. Please contact canberraticketing@act.gov.au if you require further information.

Postponed Performances

Ticket holders will be contacted as soon as we have further information from the promoter of these events.

  • Giggle & Hoot
  • Augie March: Sunset Studies Live 2020
  • An Afternoon at the Proms
  • The Whitlams: Gaffage and Clink 2020 featuring Ben Lee and Emily Wurramara
  • Carmen
  • Wake in Fright
  • Animal Farm
  • The Wharf Revue
  • The Rubens
  • Arj Barker: We Need to Talk Encore
  • Puppetry of the Penis
  • The Chaser & The Shovel present The Anti-Expert’s Guide to Everything
  • Marty Sheargold
  • Hooked on Classics
  • Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee LIVE!

FAQS

Q. Are you closed?
Canberra Theatre Centre’s in-person Box Office is open during selected hours and we will begin hosting limited capacity performances in the Link Bar in August. A list of shows that have been rescheduled or cancelled is available here. Ticket holders affected by cancellations or schedule changes will be contacted by the Box Office.

Q. Which shows will go ahead?
We are in close communication with all presenters regarding possible reschedules and cancellations. As soon as we have updates, we will contact ticket buyers. The affected performances are:

Rescheduled Performances

All affected ticket holders have been emailed. Please contact canberraticketing@act.gov.au if you require further information.

Cancelled Performances

  • Jeff Green
  • Class Clowns
  • Shitfaced Shakespeare
  • Stephen K Amos
  • Cal Wilson – Open Book
  • Emma Holland
  • Unedjamacated
  • Koori Comedy Showcase
  • Chris Ryan
  • The Stevenson Experience
  • Frankie McNair
  • Fiona O’Loughlin
  • Shen Yun
  • Choir of Man
  • Rolling Thunder Vietnam
  • Lennon Through A Glass Onion
  • Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Adam Kay
  • The Parting Glass
  • The Wiggles
  • Sam Amidon: The Anthology of American Folk Music
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • David Baddiel
  • A Broadcast Coup
  • An Evening with Lady Glenconner
  • The Naked Magicians
  • Tubular Bells for Two
  • The Gospel According to Paul
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • Bell Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors
  • An Evening with Tommy Emmanuel
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
  • Bran Nue Dae
  • Bangarra’s SandSong
  • An Evening with Armistead Maupin
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
  • The Pink Floyd Experience
  • The Nutcracker & Don Quixote
  • Celtic Illusion
  • Spirit of the Dance
  • Frank Woodley
  • Heath Franklin’s Chopper – The Silencer
  • Sammy J: Symphony in J Minor

All affected ticket holders have been emailed. Please contact canberraticketing@act.gov.au if you require further information

Postponed Performances

Ticket holders will be contacted as soon as we have further information from the promoter of these events.

  • Giggle & Hoot
  • Augie March: Sunset Studies Live 2020
  • An Afternoon at the Proms
  • The Whitlams: Gaffage and Clink 2020 featuring Ben Lee and Emily Wurramara
  • Carmen
  • Wake in Fright
  • Animal Farm
  • The Wharf Revue
  • The Rubens
  • Arj Barker: We Need to Talk Encore
  • Puppetry of the Penis
  • The Chaser & The Shovel present The Anti-Expert’s Guide to Everything
  • Marty Sheargold
  • Hooked on Classics
  • Anh Do – The Happiest Refugee LIVE!

Q. Is the box office open during this time?
Our in-person box office is open during selected hours. Tickets are also available to purchase online and over the phone, and we recommend contacting canberraticketing@act.gov.au with any enquiries.

Q. How quickly will I hear if my show is cancelled or postponed?
We are in close communication with all presenters and will be finalising cancellations and postponements as soon as possible. As soon as we have updates, we will contact ticket buyers.

Q. I would like to attend a performance in the Link Bar. What health and safety measures will be in place?
At the Link Bar shows, attendees will be required to provide their names and phone numbers for contact tracing, and venue capacity will be managed in line with prevailing government health directions. Tickets will be sold in sets of four, with each group seated at their own table, and patrons will be required to observe physical distancing requirements.

 

NEED TO KNOW

Canberra Ticketing and Canberra Theatre Centre are the authorised ticket sellers for this event

Please be aware that the Canberra Theatre Centre has no obligation to honour tickets purchased via unauthorised re-sellers. If you attend the event with a ticket purchased via an unauthorised re-seller such as Ticketmaster Resale, Viagogo, Ticketbis, eBay, Gumtree, Tickets Australia or otherwise, you may be refused entry to the event.

Please read about our stance on scalping here.

COVID-19 Update: 26 August

The Canberra Theatre Centre Box Office is open to the public, and we are now hosting limited-capacity performances with extra hygiene and safety measures in place. For a list of rescheduled or cancelled performances click here. Affected ticket holders will be contacted by the Box Office.

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