IMPORTANT NOTICE: Coronavirus (COVID‑19)
Updated 25 March 2020
From 25 March, the Australian Government has advised the closure of the following places to the public:
- Galleries, museums, national institutions and historic sites
- Libraries, community centres, and youth centres
- Local government non-essential facilities and services (such as libraries and pools)
- Community facilities (such as community halls, clubs, RSLs, PCYCs);
- Entertainment venues including theatres, clubs, auditoriums, concert venues.
For a full list of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates and social distancing measures, go to:
Australian Government website: https://www.australia.gov.au/
NSW Government website: https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19
Updated 24 March 2020 //
Following NSW Government advice for all non-essential services to be closed, all museums, galleries and venues will be closed until further notice.
The following Mid North Coast arts events have been cancelled or postponed in response to COVID-19 measures:
- Kendall Community String Workshop and Festival, 20 – 22 March
- Dorrigo Easter Arts Exhibition, 9 – 18 April.
- Susan O’Neil (SON) Performance, Wauchope Arts Hall, 20 March
- Bellingen Community Markets, 20 March
- Macleay Valley Bushfire Parade & Concert, 28 March
- Bowraville Theatre Singers & Valla Voices, 28 March. Bowraville Theatre closed until further notice.
- Port Writers Grassroots Writers Weekend, 27 March
- Jellyman’s Daughter, Wauchope Arts Hall, 4 April
- Slim Dusty Kempsey Festival, 3 – 6 September
- Coffs Harbour Regional Museum and Gallery – all public programs and events cancelled until April 18.
- Cinematinee at Jetty Memorial Theatre, 19 & 26 March, 16 April
- Howling Moon Blues Festival, Port Macquarie, 6 June
- Sydney Writers Festival Live and Local at Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, 1 - 3 May.
- Port Macquarie Glasshouse Accessible Art Tours and Sprout Sessions - March, April.
- Choir of Man, Port Macquarie Glasshouse, 2 April
- Coffs Harbour Harmony Festival, 29 March
- Nyiirun Djiyagan Wakulda Women’s Festival, Port Macquarie - postponed to October 30
- Rockin' Through the Ages, Manning Entertainment Centre, 21 March & Jetty Theatre 18 March
- Ian Moss, Manning Entertainment Centre, 27 March, Jetty Theatre 25/28 March
- The Sapphires, Manning Entertainment Centre, 2 April
- Cat in the Hat, Manning Entertainment Centre 11 April
- Cyrano de Bergerac, Manning Entertainment Centre, 21 April
- Grigoryan Brothers, Manning Entertainment Centre, 15 May
- This is Me, Jetty Theatre, 21 March
- Taylor Henderson, Jetty Theatre, 27 March
- Romeo & Juliet, Jetty Theatre 3 - 12 April
- Rob Barrat, Artspace on 45 Coramba, 26 April
- Melbourne International Comedy Roadshow, Port Macquarie Glasshouse, 13 June
- The Kelly Gang: One Night in Glenrowan, Tuncurry Memorial Hall, 28 March & South West Roxy Theatre
National Cartoon Gallery events:
- Performance - Irish Joe Lynch - cancelled
- Opening night - Doin it for the kids - cancelled
- April School Holiday Workshops - Cancelled
- Doin it for the kids - Exhibition - likely postponed pending reopening date
- Captain Fantastic - Exhibition - currently closed but pending reopening until 31 May
This post will be updated regularly as we receive news of cancellations .