It’s been way too long since we were all together enjoying live music at Perth Concert Hall and we can’t wait to get back to it. We spoke to Perth Concert Hall’s Deputy General Manager Lorraine Rice about what changes we can expect to ensure we all stay COVID-free.
During these times of increased hygiene measures and social distancing, Perth Concert Hall has made a number of changes to ensure patrons and staff feel safe and secure while present in the venue.
Deep cleaning of the venue is continuing with all venue and catering staff having undertaken the WA AHA Hospitality & Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Courses. Plastic screens have been installed at the Box Office, Reception and Front of House desks.
All patrons will be expected to hand sanitise upon arrival at the venue, “In order to facilitate this, hand sanitisers have been installed in all of the front of house and back of house areas including the Box Office, Reception, Front of House Desk, Guest Desk, Access Toilet and in all of the women’s and men’s toilets on every level of the venue.”
Signage and bollards have been installed to manage patron queues, “There is also a change to mobile/e-ticketing to ensure there is no physical contact between patrons and front of house staff. This will make the process of entry into the Auditorium quicker and more hygienic.”
Lorraine says they have also been busy ensuring that people with disabilities have access to other areas of the venue, “We’ve installed two ‘quiet rooms’ where people with disabilities can go if they are attending a performance and start to feel overwhelmed, or just need a breathing space.”
Our four-legged friends certainly haven’t been forgotten and are still very welcome at the Perth Concert Hall, “Patrons with Service/Assistance Dogs who require help should make their way down to the Front of House Desk in the Main Foyer on the Ground Floor. We also have Dog Bowls available should the Service/Assistance Dogs need a drink.”
While the dinosaurs are returning to their home at the WA Museum, there are exciting new displays and activities to be enjoyed by all.
In the Lower Gallery Foyer, Archivist Ivan King, has curated memorabilia from when the venue first opened on Australia Day in 1973. “The fashion of the day is particularly interesting. Musicians from WASO are also currently curating a display of WASO memorabilia which will show the history of the Orchestra from its inception until today.”
The Upper Gallery Foyer now features a display of old Perth Concert Hall sound and lighting equipment. Curated by Venue Head of Lighting Melissa Savio, this display will delight the more mechanically minded as well as those who love a bit of history.
Venue tours have also restarted and dates and times listed on the Perth Concert Hall website.
Please remember the following:
- Wash your hands
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Download the COVIDSafe app
- Stay home if you feel unwell*
*If you are unwell before a concert: Please advise us if you are unwell before any performance you have a ticket to attend. Stay in the comfort of your home and consider getting a COVID-19 test. Contact us by email or phone and we will exchange your tickets to a future performance hassle free.
Perth Concert Hall Box Office
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We can’t wait to see you at Perth Concert Hall this October!