Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

In these evolving and uncertain times, like all global citizens, we are closely following the COVID-19 situation. To ensure the health and safety of our community, a number of upcoming productions have regrettably been cancelled or postponed.

The Who’s Tommy at the Palais Theatre, St Kilda, scheduled from 14-22 August 2020 has been postponed until August 2021 (dates to be confirmed).

The one-night-only concert of Korngold’s Die tote Stadt at Arts Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall on Friday 21 August has been cancelled due to continued travel restrictions, mandatory quarantine periods and the Department of Immigration advising there will be no international travel visa applications accepted at this time.

The June production of Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird has been postponed to later in the year (dates to be confirmed).

The June productions of Cinderella (Cendrillon), Three Tales and Victorian Opera Youth Chorus Ensemble (VOYCE) Concert at Arts Centre Melbourne have been cancelled.

For officially cancelled or postponed performances, customers can request the following options:

  • Refund of the price of tickets to the original payment method.
  • Donation of the price of the tickets to Victorian Opera. All donations will be recognised with a tax-deductible receipt.
  • Transfer of tickets to a new date for shows that are postponed.

Our ticketing team will contact subscribers and ticket holders regarding the status of your ticket order for affected performances. We appreciate your patience with this process. For any urgent concerns or questions, please contact rsvp@victorianopera.com.au or phone (03) 9001 6412 (Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm).

Victorian Opera recognises the challenges these cancellations place on the artists and technical staff engaged on each production. We are working as an organisation to provide avenues of support for those impacted and investigating new digital projects as an important means of generating employment while continuing dialogues with our family of sponsors and supporters.

Stay safe and take care.

Updated 25 May 2020

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