COVID-19

QPAC Extends Shrek the Musical Season By 1 Week

Due to the detection of a more prevalent strain of COVID-19 in the city, the Queensland Government initiated a three-day lockdown of the Greater Brisbane Area a couple of weeks back. This lockdown started on the day that the...

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Reduce Theatre Capacity to 50%

Over the weekend in light of the recent lockdown in Brisbane, I posted a Soapbox article titled Theatres Need to Strictly Enforce Face Masks Amid New COVID-19 Strains. Not expecting theatres to do the financially and time ineffective decision...

Soapbox: Theatres Need to Strictly Enforce Face Masks Amid New COVID-19 Strains

Greater Brisbane is currently in lockdown for the next three days due to someone unknowingly having and potentially spreading the new, highly-infectious UK-strain of COVID-19.

Pre-Christmas Performances of Pippin and Frozen in Sydney Cancelled

Foundation Theatres together with Disney Theatrical Productions and the Gordon Frost Organisation have announced scheduling changes for their major musicals - Pippin and Frozen.

Supanova: Pop Culture Expo’s Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth Legs Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

In an announcement which was pretty much expected, the team behind Australia's annual Supanova: Pop Culture Expo conventions have confirmed that their Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth legs for 2020 have been cancelled. Surprisingly the Sydney leg on 5-6 December...

QPAC Unlocked to Provide Limited Capacity In-Person Performing Arts Events

Since March, most performing arts organisations across Australia have had their doors shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some smaller organisations have begun opening their doors to socially distanced audiences, this tends to be much harder for larger...

PAX West and PAX Australia Merge to Become PAX Online

Every year, the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) holds many gaming-oriented conventions across Seattle, Boston, Melbourne, Philadelphia and San Antonio. Drawing both fan and professional audiences to the event in their thousands, these events offer both changes to play upcoming...

FunimationCon 2020 to Have Panels From Other Publishers

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many anime festivalsto be postponed or outright cancelled; North American anime publisher Funimation Entertainment has responded to this by taking their festivities digital. Next month, they will be hosting a digital-only convention for...

Arts Centre Melbourne Further Outline Reopening Plans for Next Week

Earlier this month, Arts Centre Melbourne in Victoria announced their plans to open small sections of their venue up just in time for the commencement of school holidays on Saturday 27 June 2020. A week out from this taking...

Get Jumpin’ With Nintendo’s Free Jump Rope Challenge

Fun fact: If the annual primary school jump rope competition said anything about me over the years, it was that I am absolutely terrible at rope skipping. With many still in lockdown to varying degrees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it can...

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