COVID Safe Information
The Burnie Arts & Function Centre - Town Hall & Theatre operate in accordance with Tasmanian Public Health Guidelines and our COVID Safety Plan. We have made some changes to ensure attending shows and events at either the Town Hall or Arts Theatre is as safe as reasonably possible.
Some shows in the Town Hall will require patrons to wear a face mask (unless exempt), affected shows will be those with above 258 patrons in attendance. Applicable shows will have a face mask icon. You can bring your own mask or one will be provided for you on entry.
If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in a COVID-19 area of concern, do not enter. Please contact us to exchange or refund your tickets.
Due to current circumstances contactless card payments are the preferred payment option at the Box Office, Bars & Kiosks.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT
As we work together to ensure the Burnie Arts & Function Centre is a COVID Safe venue, the below outlines some measures you can expect on your upcoming visit.
CAPACITY LIMITS & SEATING CONFIGURATIONS
In accordance with Public Health approval the Burnie Arts & Function Centre is currently selling tickets up to 75% (555) capacity for all performances in the Town Hall. This means there will not be physical distancing within the Town Hall , and you may have patrons sitting directly next to, close to, in front of, and behind you. Seating capacity for the Arts Theatre is currently 249.
Shows listed on this website with a face mask icon will require patrons to wear a face mask. Affected shows will be those with above 258 patrons in attendance. You can bring your own mask or one will be provided for you on entry.
Our foyers will open 1 hour prior to the start of the show. Please help us by arriving early.
Doors will open approximately 30 minutes prior to show time to allow time for you to move safely to your seat. Once you have purchased food and beverage, merchandise and visited the restrooms, we ask that you move swiftly to your seat to avoid crowding in the foyers.
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE WHEN QUEUING & MOVING
To assist with social distancing, we strongly encourage you to stay in your allocated seat unless you are purchasing food & beverage, merchandise or using the restrooms, in which case we ask you purchase your items and then move back to your allocated seat as soon as possible. When you move around the venue foyers, where it is practical, please ensure that you keep your distance from other patrons and wear your mask. There will be queuing systems in place to help usher you through the venue in a safe manner. Please follow the signs and the directions of our staff.
KIOSK AND BAR
Our Kiosk and Bar will be open prior to the performance. The removal of masks for consumption of food and beverage is permitted. To assist with overcrowding in the foyers, we ask that once you have purchased your items, please make your way to your allocated seat for consumption.
AT THE END OF THE SHOW
At the end of the performances, we will be exiting the Town Hall or Arts Theatre through all exits. Once in the foyers, we ask that you promptly move away from the exits to ensure others can leave without congestion.
Hand sanitising stations located at several points of the venue for your use. Please make sure to use these regularly during your visit.
Our foyers and auditorium receive a clean after every performance, and staff will remain on site throughout the performance to constantly clean washrooms, touchpoints and high traffic areas.
OUR STAFF ARE HERE TO HELP
Our Staff will monitor everyone’s safety, and to assist you in any way they can. If you feel uncomfortable at any time, please speak to one of our friendly staff.