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16 March

16 March

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ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE SHUT DOORS AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT. Arts Centre Melbourne has announced the cancellation of all scheduled performances and events and temporary closure of its buildings to the public, commencing midnight on Sunday night (15 March, 2020). The cancellations and closure will remain in effect for four weeks, through 12 April.

A decision on any potential further closure will take into consideration any developments in the COVID-19 situation. Every ounce of our beings as arts workers is to raise the curtain on the next spectacular performance, the show must go on is our battle cry as an industry, said Claire Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Arts Centre Melbourne. To say this decision is counterintuitive and deeply upsetting is a gross understatement.

However, based on the rapidly unfolding events of the last few days, the gut-wrenching decision made today to cancel all performances and close our buildings to the public was made as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community, protect our staff, performers and patrons, and to play our role in Australias response to limiting transmission.

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