Glen Street Theatre is celebrating its return to full audience capacity after a challenging year fraught with COVID 19 restrictions.
From Monday 26 April, the Belrose theatre will throw open its doors to 400 patrons, filling the theatre for the first time in more than a year. While QR check-in will still be required and the use of hand sanitisers encouraged, masks will not be mandatory.
An added bonus will be the option to use the government’s Dine and Discover vouchers, which can be used to purchase show tickets at Glen Street.
The Belrose theatre was closed on 19 March, 2020, and reopened at just 50 per cent capacity on 14 September. The remainder of the 2021 season will include favourites such as the Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race, Remembering the Carpenters, You Got It – A Salute to Roy Orbison and Animal Farm which opens on 29 April.
Mayor Michael Regan said he was delighted to welcome full audiences again to share the “magic” of live theatre, a privilege not extended to many countries around the world.
“I’d like to thank our audiences, artists and staff, for their continuous vigilance, patience and support,” he said. “It’s only through the commitment to our COVID-safe measures that this has been made possible. Being able to see professional shows which tour the country and come right to our doorstep is certainly not something we take for granted.”
Cr Regan also encouraged the community to take advantage of their $25 Dine & Discover vouchers to buy tickets to their favourite show.
“With so many great productions, including theatre, music, comedy, film, dance and family friendly shows, all reasonably priced, using one $25 voucher can make a big impact to the cost of entry,” he said. “We also understand that some people might want to postpone their theatre experience for now and that option is available.”
Ticket holders who would prefer to refund or exchange their tickets can contact the Glen Street Box Office on 9975 1455.