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COVID19 impact on scheduled performances

UPDATED: Tuesday 19 May, 10.00am

The Araluen Arts Centre is following the advice provided by the Australian Government advice on social gatherings, the Araluen Arts Centre will be closed as of Wednesday 26 March. This includes our galleries, theatre and box office.

This closure is in the best interest of the public at this time and will be reviewed on a monthly basis.

The Araluen Arts Centre has also assessed its upcoming scheduled events under the risk assessment tool provided by the Northern Territory Government. It is with much sadness that we must announce that the following events have been cancelled:

All Art House Cinema events (including Honeyland, The Lighthouse and The Legend of Baron T'oa)
The Australian Bee Gees Show
Alice Springs Beanie Festival 2020
The 2020 Sydney International Piano Competition Winner

Bell Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
Melbourne International GuitarFestival Winner 
Yuki Saito

The following events have also been postponed:

Flickerfest 2020 scheduled for 20-21 March has been postponed, date TBC
Duprada Dance Company's performance of Swan Lake scheduled for 27-28 March has been postponed, date TBC
The Gospel According to Paul scheduled for 8 April has been posponed, date TBC
The Ukulele Kid's Show scheduled for 2 May has been postponed, date TBC
The Yarrenyty Arltere Artists exhibition scheduled to open 5 May has been postponed until 2021
Barking Gecko Theatre’s My Robot scheduled for 6-7 May has been postponed, date TBC
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow scheduled for 8 May has been postponed until 2021\ 
Banff Mountain Film Festival scheduled for 29 May has been postponed to 8 October 2020
GUTS Dance // Central Australia’s Value for Money scheduled for 4 – 6 June has been postponed, date TBC
Monkey Baa Theatre Company's Edward the Emu scheduled for 13 and 15 June has been postponed, date TBC
Urzila Carlson: Token African scheduled for 19 June has been postponed to Sunday 29 November, 2020
Neridah Stockley's exhibition Hermannsburg and Paint has been postponed, date TBC
Freya Tripp's exhibition Spaces - Places - Possessions has been postponed until 2021
Bluey's Big Play: The Stage Show scheduled for 13-14 October has been postponed to Friday 26 March, 2021.
BJORN AGAIN Mamma Mia Here We Go Again scheduled for 16 October, has been postponed to 5 March, 2021

Whilst these decisions are sad, they have been made to ensure public safety.

We will keep all patrons up to date should further announcements on cancellations and postponements take place.

The Araluen Galleries currently remains open to the general public. We have updated our cleaning policies and encourage everyone to consider all the recommended precautions before visiting the gallery spaces (ie washing hands, staying away if you are sick).

We have also revised our procedures around public events such as opening night functions and floor talks - these events, like the opening night winner's announcement of The Alice Prize, have been also cancelled indefinitely to minimise the risk to our patrons.

All pre-purchased tickets will be refunded , excluding booking fees. The Araluen Box Office staff will be in contact to organise refunds. We have a small team working through this so please be patient as we work through our lists.

This information is likely to change as more events are assessed over the coming weeks. 

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