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Capacity increase for entertainment venues

25 September 2020

From Monday 28 September 2020, theatres, cinemas and concert halls across NSW will be able to increase capacity up to 50%.
 

Close up image of friends sitting together in a theatre

The relaxed restrictions will mean: 

  • corporate events and function centres can host up to 300 people. Venues can only increase capacity following the one person per four square metre rule.
  • theatres, cinemas and concert halls can sell seated tickets at 50% capacity, to a maximum of 1000 tickets. 

Entertainment venues must have COVID Safety Plans in place and follow the public health orders.

The new changes will provide an economic boost to hundreds of theatres, cinemas and concert halls. For some venues, this will mean they can reopen their doors for the first time. 

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said this is a major step forward to recovery for the performing arts sector.

“It’s a win for jobs, it’s a win for our theatres and it’s a win for communities across NSW,” Mr Harwin said. 

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