MALTHOUSE THEATRE TEMPORARILY CLOSED

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Current as of Friday 24 April.

Malthouse Theatre is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. This decision has been made following a directive from Federal and State Government health authorities to cease large public gatherings to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. We are still safely working behind the scenes at home to ensure we can resume performances as soon as it is safe and responsible to do so. The truth is, we don't know how this situation will unfold, but we're doing everything we can to bring theatre back to the stage.

WHAT ABOUT MY TICKETS?

Our limited Box Office team is safely working from home to manually process orders and make sure ticket holders of cancelled performances receive refunds or are moved into rescheduled performances when available. This is no small task and currently the team is experiencing delays of up to 8 weeks. Please refrain from emailing again to check on your request, as we are working through existing emails and prioritising refunds for the cancellation of Grey Arias and Macbeth (This Ignorant Present) at this time.

After careful consideration and assessment of the government's social distancing regulations to slow the spread of COVID-19, we have made the sad decision to not proceed with the productions scheduled in Season 2020, with the exception of Loaded at the end of the year. As of today, the situation for Season 2020 productions is as follows:

Grey Arias: Performances are not going ahead and refunds are in progress.
Macbeth (This Ignorant Present): Performances are not going ahead and refunds are in progress.
K-BOX: Performances are not going ahead and ticket buyers have been contacted.
Is This A Room: Performances are not going ahead and ticket buyers have been contacted.
Do not go gentle...: Performances are not going ahead and ticket buyers have been contacted.
The Return: Performances are not going ahead and ticket buyers have been contacted.
Prima Facie: Performances are not going ahead and ticket buyers have been contacted.
Go To Hell: Performances are not going ahead and ticket buyers have been contacted.
Loaded: Performances will continue as scheduled.

Refunds will be returned to the credit card used to place the original order. If an order was paid for by cash or EFTPOS our Box Office team will be in contact to arrange the refund.

In addition to refunds, we are providing the opportunity for ticket buyers to support the artists that were performing in Comedy Festival at The Malthouse by forgoing their refund or donating half or all the value of their tickets for Season 2020 productions back to Malthouse Theatre. The Box Office is not available for contact by phone, and we ask for everyone’s patience, kindness, and understanding during this busy time. 

WHAT ABOUT THE BUILDING?

We ask that you do not come to The Malthouse while we are closed, and we remind our staff, artists, and audiences to stay mindful of the advice given by government health authorities. We are incredibly saddened to close our doors but we know that it is the right decision to minimise risk in these unprecedented times. We are working hard to explore options to continue creating art and artist opportunities while the building is temporarily closed to the public. We are also investigating what is the best action to take to guarantee the safety of our audience and to support the artists and arts workers employed to create the works of Season 2020.

HOW CAN I HELP?

If you want to help, and support the artists and arts workers that bring theatre to our stages, please consider donating what you can. Your donations at this critical time ensure we have a future and can keep creating while our doors are closed.

MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT THE ARTS

 

We’re encouraged by the tenacious spirit of the arts community. Malthouse Theatre has always been a home for entertainment and discussion, and we will do everything we can to continue contributing to our vibrant artistic city over the coming months.

Please be kind and take care of yourselves and each other.

Stay safe
— Malty xx