Sydney Theatre Company to increase audience capacity in October

STC-The-Picture-of-Dorian-Gray-Eryn-Jean-Norvill-photo-by Rene-VaileThe NSW Government has announced that theatres will be able to increase their audience capacity to 50% from Thursday 1 October 2020. Based on this change, Sydney Theatre Company (STC) is thrilled to confirm that Rules for Living and The Picture of Dorian Gray will take to the stage in the remaining months of 2020.

Already in rehearsals, the hilarious family comedy Rules for Living will be performed at the Drama Theatre – Sydney Opera House with slightly amended dates of 2 November – 19 December. STC will contact all ticket holders on Friday 9 October about rebooking their tickets into this new socially distanced production or requesting a refund.

Kip Williams’ new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray will run from 24 November  19 December at the Roslyn Packer Theatre. As any change in social distancing requirements impacts our seating, we will contact ticket holders in late October about their ticketing arrangements.

STC’s first priority is always the health and safety of our audience. With Wonnangatta opening this week, and seated under the stricter four square metre rule, STC will await the detailed NSW public health guidelines and review all changes against our COVID safety measures before we confirm any additional ticket releases for this production.

“This is very exciting and much-needed news for live theatre and the multitude of artists, arts workers and associated industries whose livelihoods depend on it,” said Kip Williams, Artistic Director Sydney Theatre Company.

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Image: Eryn Jean Norvill stars in The Picture of Dorian Gray – photo by Rene Vaile