Current as of Friday 27 March 2020, 12:00pm
As developments occur, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is continuing to receive rolling updates from the New South Wales Government Department of Health.
We have been advised that a Public Health Order which bans non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people is now in place and effective to 14 June 2020.
Although we had hoped to return to the stage and perform for our audiences at an earlier date, the health and safety of our audience and company members continues to be our highest priority.
Here is a guide to our upcoming performances. Some concerts have been postponed and we are working closely with artists to review options to present these concerts at a later date. Other concerts have been cancelled.
In our 88-year history, we cannot remember a time when the Sydney Symphony has had to fall silent. We stand in solidarity with our sister organisations around the nation – all Australia’s stages and theatres will be dark. We are heart-broken that we can’t perform for you publicly – especially at a time when we all need the power of music.
The financial impact of cancelling performances will be significant, and it may threaten the future of performers in Australia.
If your concert has been postponed, please hold onto your tickets until we contact you with further information about new concert dates.
If your concert has been cancelled, please consider the below options and help alleviate the financial impact on cultural organisations:
Ticketholders will be contacted directly about making a donation, obtaining non-cash credits, exchanging tickets or getting a refund.
Please note that our Customer Service Team is experiencing high volumes of traffic during this time. We greatly appreciate your patience, support, and understanding.
The NSW Department of Education declaration on 15 March 2020 cancelled all further school excursions.
The Sydney Symphony will not be performing for the remainder of Term 1, 2020 and refunds or exchanges will be provided for school bookings to these Meet the Music and Schools Concerts.
All education events from Term 2, 2020 onwards are still under review pending further instruction from the State Government.
For further advice, please contact our Learning and Engagement team at email@example.com.
The health and wellbeing of our audience and company members are our highest priority.
For the latest health advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and information please go to health.gov.au
We thank the community for its ongoing support and understanding during this time. We look forward to returning the stage in due course and sharing experiences with our audience once again.