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Theatres and cinemas back to full houses, help for live music venues on its way



Canberra Theatre Photo: Michelle Kroll

Canberra Theatre can return to full-house performances after the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

In a boost for Canberra’s entertainment industry, cinemas and theatres will be able to return to full capacity under an easing of COVID-19 restrictions announced today (8 April).

While restrictions will remain in force for live music venues, the government says it will be working with individual venues on COVID-safe plans for individual events to provide exemptions so audience limits can be raised.

Large indoor performance venues with forward-facing and tiered seating, such as Canberra Theatre, will be able to stage events up to 100 per cent audience capacity instead of the previous 75 per cent,…

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