Queensland Ballet update

At Queensland Ballet, we have people at heart. We are true to our mission to enrich lives and therefore, ultimately we are considerate of the health and wellbeing of our people and that includes all of you.

Queensland Ballet update

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In light of today’s decision by our Federal Government to limit non-essential gatherings of over 500 people, we have considered how you may engage with us and hope that this information is helpful:

1. Our performances of our 60th Anniversary Gala, QPAC, 20 - 28 March 2020. Following the advice today, and considering the safety of all, these performances will no longer be going ahead.

Here are the essential details: 

  • We will be working with QPAC to reschedule this important anniversary celebration and expect to finalise the new dates next week. 
  • For now, you don’t need to do anything. Your current ticket is valid for the re-scheduled season. 
  • Once the new dates are available, if you’re unable to make the rescheduled performances, we would be pleased to action a refund or you may wish to consider a donation to Queensland Ballet in lieu of a refund. We would be most grateful.

2. Our performances of Swan Lake, Arts Centre Melbourne, 17-18 April 2020.  Queensland Ballet is liaising closely with our collaborators including Arts Centre Melbourne. Should it become necessary to cancel or reschedule this season, we will be in touch with all details as soon as possible.  

3. Our Jette Parker Young Artists’ tour to Europe, 12 - 19 June 2020. Queensland Ballet is awaiting details from our international venue collaborators and will inform of any updates. 

4. Other Queensland Ballet performances this year. We are listening to expert advice every day and taking all possible precautions against COVID-19. Updates will be available as more information comes to light. 

5. Our homes. Queensland Ballet Academy, Beesley Street Studios and our Montague Road Annex have been thoroughly sanitised and we will continue to ensure essential hygiene measures are taken. 

6. Our classes. Queensland Ballet Dance Classes will continue at our Beesley Street Studios however we ask that Dance Class attendees with symptoms or medical conditions consider their personal circumstances and safety. Should it become necessary to cancel a class, we will be in touch as soon as possible. 

7. Our responsibility. Anyone who is unwell, including our employees, visiting creatives and dancers, and temporary team members, has been advised to stay at home. 

8. Our dancers and students. The physical athletic requirements of our dancers and students will be considered and, in the event of the closure of our studios at Queensland Ballet Academy or Beesley Street, appropriate plans will be distributed to assist with maintenance of their fitness. 

9. Our behind-the-scenes team. We already have a positive work-from-home culture at Queensland Ballet that can be extended if necessary. Key team members are technologically equipped to carry on business as usual from remote locations. 

10. We are here. Should we be required to vacate Queensland Ballet Academy, Beesley Street Studios and our Montague Road Annex, contact numbers for key team members will be made available to you then.

We hope that these considerations and our behind-the-scenes capability reassure you that the show will go on at Queensland Ballet. 

On behalf of all organisations disrupted by COVID-19 we ask for your understanding and patience. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected. 

If there is any way we can help during this time, please call us on (07) 3013 6666. You’ll find the whole Queensland Ballet team is concerned but just as calm, optimistic and helpful as ever.

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