Making the call following advice from the government.
The Arts Centre Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Recital Centre and State Library Victoria have all announced they will be extending their closures to Tuesday June 30 due to the coronavirus.
It comes after initial closures for the respective venues were made until mid-April. Each of the institutions had no choice but to extend such dates as they play their part in helping slow the virus’ spread and in protecting their customers.
Arts Centre Melbourne CEO, Claire Spencer AM, said it was a necessary measure. “While we would love nothing more than to reopen our doors and welcome audiences, the closure of Arts Centre Melbourne continues to be a necessary public health measure.
“In the meantime, we’ll continue to bring to audiences archival recordings and digital experiences that uplift and connect our communities, especially during the time when this is most needed.”
For any performances or events that are rescheduled, the tickets will remain valid for the future event. For any events that have been cancelled as a result of extended closure, the ticketholder will eligible for a refund.
Ticketholders will be contacted by the respective venue about the status of their tickets in light of the announcement.
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Announcement: our venues and building will remain closed to 30 June 2020, to play our part in helping to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Victoria and keeping the community safe.⠀ ⠀ Events during this time will not proceed as scheduled. We’re working tirelessly to reschedule as many show as possible. Ticket holders will be contacted about their show once it is confirmed. We thank you for your patience and understanding.⠀ ⠀ Hear from our CEO and learn more through link in bio. ⠀ ⠀ #artscentremelbourne
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