COVID-19 UPDATE 28 July 2021

In line with NSW Health advice, the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre is temporarily closed to the public until at least 11.59pm Saturday 28 August.

This public health order is currently in place until 11.59pm on Saturday 28 August – and this could change at any time. Please monitor government advice for the most current updates.

Events scheduled during the period in which the health order is in effect will not go ahead at this time. All ticket holders will be contacted via email over the next week with an update and options – please keep an eye on your email inboxes. In this unprecedented situation, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we are working to be as responsive as possible. We ask that you please wait for us to get in touch, and please bear with us as we work through our lists.

Thank you for your patience and understanding, and please stay safe and well.


While our focus is on sharing the live performance experience; we do so with a spotlight on the health and safety of everyone in our community, from our patrons, staff and artists to the many artsworkers, students, teachers, friends and family members who come through our doors.

The Joan is a registered COVID-safe business. We’ve put measures in place to keep you safe, so you’ll notice a few things are different on your next visit. We will be operating within a set of COVID-safe guidelines, and will continue to closely monitor and adhere to the regulations and advice provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and in accordance with NSW Government guidelines. Our COVID Safe plans will continue to evolve as the health advice changes.

These safety measures won’t get in the way of your enjoyment of the show, but will allow you to enjoy the experience knowing you’re in safe (and very clean) hands.

COVID Refunds & Exchanges

Health & Safety Guidelines

COVID Safety Play