The closure will remain in effect through 14 April. A decision on any potential further closure will take into consideration any developments in the COVID-19 situation.
“We know this is a difficult time for our community and we extend our solidarity to all of those who are impacted, especially artists, performers, and staff whose livelihood depends on a vibrant and fully functioning Arts Centre Melbourne. The wellbeing and support of our staff is paramount,” said Claire Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Arts Centre Melbourne.
“We know that the arts play a critical role in uplifting and supporting our communities and we’ll continue to explore ways to bring the wonder of the performing arts to Victorians during this time.”
Closures include the Theatres Building (including the State Theatre, Playhouse, Fairfax Studio, Box Office and Australian Music Vault), the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Hamer Hall, The Channel creative learning space, food and beverage outlets and all function spaces.
The Arts Centre Melbourne car park, which services the broader Melbourne Arts Precinct and community, remains open.