BECAUSE of the effects on the performing arts industry as a result of efforts to manage the spread of coronavirus, all shows at The Wedge, Sale, scheduled to take place in coming weeks have been cancelled or rescheduled.
At this stage, management is planning to resume presenting performances from June 1, however with official advice changing constantly, it will be as flexible as possible with plans.
Among the shows affected are Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, with promoters hoping to reschedule.
New dates for Art and Ian Moss will be announced.
The Gruffalo’s Child has been rescheduled to September 16, while the Robertson Brothers 60’s Variety TV Show will be performed next February.
The Gippsland Symphony Orchestra’s show has been cancelled.
In statement from management, it said the decision to cancel or postpone performances was not made lightly, and was in response to Wellington Shire Council’s consideration of the Chief Health Officer’s recommendations around applying social distancing measures and banning indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people.
“We are also responding to feedback and cancellations and postponements from the performing arts industry and businesses who are also working hard to meet responsibilities in this challenging situation,” the statement read.
“The Wedge is currently working with producers to formulate exchange and refund policies for each show scheduled during this time.
“We hope to reschedule as many shows as possible.
“For rescheduled shows that you are unable to attend, a full refund will be offered.”
Patrons will be contacted directly by The Wedge with information about exchanging tickets and refunds.
Tickets will be honoured for new dates or refunded if holders can’t attend the new date or if the show is cancelled.
For a list of affected shows, refund and exchange policies, and rescheduled dates, visit www.thewedge.com.au or The Wedge’s social media channels.