Country Arts SA’s response to COVID-19

UPDATED: Thursday April 2

At Country Arts SA, the health and wellbeing of our regional communities, patrons, artists and staff are our biggest priority. 

As concerns about the spread of COVID-19 increase and the Australian Government’s recent advice to cut back on large scale events, Country Arts SA has taken precautionary and proactive measures to safeguard communities from COVID-19 with the temporary closure of all Country Arts SA venues from Wednesday 18 March. We anticipate we will re-open on June 1.

This means that the Middleback Arts Centre in Whyalla, Northern Festival
Centre in Port Pirie, Chaffey Theatre in Renmark, Sir Robert Helpmann
Theatre in Mount Gambier and the Hopgood Theatre in Noarlunga will be
temporarily closed until the end of May

Country Arts SA Chief Executive Anthony Peluso said, “Country Arts SA will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation daily with expert advice from SA Health and the Australian Government Health Department. We will continue to update the community and we will be here when it is time to move forward.”

All performances, screenings and other activities at each venue have now been suspended for this period.

Ticket holders for upcoming events will be contacted by our box office staff to confirm arrangements for exchanges, refunds and any known impact on future events. 

Most the team will also be taking a break between April 6 – 17, if you’ve got an enquiry please send through an email to [email protected] Otherwise, we look forward to getting back in touch with you all on April 20.

We will continue to provide updates here and on our social media channels.