Update regarding The 1812 Theatre response to COVID-19.
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone; with covid-19 having a devastating impact on millions of lives and livelihood’s around the globe. The impact on the entertainment industry in particular has been unprecedented, necessitating the closure of theatres and the cancellation of all performances.
Normally around this time of the year we would be releasing our program of events for the coming year. However, due to the current restrictions on indoor events and the uncertainty around when they will be lifted, and what future operating requirements will be, it is currently not possible for us to lock-in a program for 2021.
As you are no doubt aware, incidents of Covid-19 in Victoria are now at very low levels, and as a result restrictions have begun to be lifted. This is indeed a very encouraging sign, and we will continue to monitor the evolving government guidelines and their impact on our ability and viability to re-open.
2021 will hopefully bring a return to live performance, but exactly what this will look like is still to be determined, although we are hopeful that this will become evident shortly.
Again we would like to assure our patrons that the health and safety of all who enter our theatre is always our highest priority. Since the suspensions of normal theatre operations we have developed our Covid-19 operational plan; including deep cleaning requirements, changes to theatre process’s and procedures to support social distancing and the elimination of shared items, etc. to ensure when we are able to welcome you to the theatre again you can be confident we are prepared for these challenges and your safety is paramount.
Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the 1812 Theatre very soon.