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Events Centre Caloundra reopens for first live performance in over four months
The Events Centre Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast opened its doors over the weekend for the first time in over four months, welcoming hundreds of patrons attending the live performance – Tenori.
Industry Association Stage Queensland Executive Officer, Suzan Williams highlighted that the Tenori performance has been one of the largest audiences of any Queensland theatre to reopen after COVID-19, with some 270 patrons in attendance.
The Centre is one of only a few Queensland theatres who have reopened their doors following the introduction of a COVID-Safe Plan which includes social distancing, sanitisation protocols, contact tracing, and a range of new procedures endorsed by the Queensland government.
SK Entertainment and Tenori’s promotor, Sam Klingner remarked “this was the first show we’ve produced in front of a live audience in over six months. What an unbelievable feeling it was to have performers, musicians, technicians, venue staff and audience all back in the theatre!”
The Events Centre General Manger, Steve Romer noted “it was fantastic to see patrons walk through our doors once again. There is no better feeling than watching a live performance and we love that the community now has a safe place to be entertained during these challenging times.”
The Centre was recently awarded with Arts Queensland Play Local Funding which supports Queensland’s live music and performance venues for local artists during the recovery stage.
Romer added “we’re absolutely thrilled to receive Play Local Funding. It will help us immensely to support local artists and keep our staff doing what they love.”
The Events Centre Caloundra has a diverse mix of entertainment coming up over the next few months and are excited to welcome the Sunshine Coast community and visitors through their doors once again.
For more information visit www.theeventscentre.com.au
Image of Tenori's live performance at Events Centre Caloundra
10th August 2020 - Live Performance Australia releases comprehensive COVIDSafe guidelines
26th June 2020 - New General Manager appointed at The Events Centre Caloundra
17th March 2020 - LPA calls for $850 million live performance support and stimulus package
11th March 2020 - Live Performance Australia release Coronavirus statement
14th February 2020 - Sunshine Coast marks completion of redevelopment of The Events Centre Caloundra
10th August 2015 - Long-term capital works funding approved for The Events Centre Caloundra
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