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UPDATE: Wednesday 22 July 2020

A message from our Director:

After more than four months of closure we’re excited to be taking steps towards opening our doors again.

In August, we open for a series of shows in the Link Bar, where we invite you to experience some of Canberra’s best performers. Our first Link Bar performance to go on sale features seminal Canberra metal bands Pod People, Wretch and Lucifungus, and we look forward to announcing more performances in the coming weeks.

For patrons’ safety attendees will be required to provide their names and phone numbers for contact tracing. Venue capacity will be managed in line with prevailing government health directions. Tickets will be sold in sets of four, with each group seated at their own table, and patrons will be required to observe physical distancing requirements.

Also in August, we are delighted to welcome for the first time at the Canberra Theatre Centre, the Canberra Writers Festival.  Tickets to these live and streamed events are extremely limited and selling fast.

Our digital season, CTC@Home, also continues through to Friday 7 August, featuring local musicians, storytellers, dancers, gamers and more. With a mix of interactive shows and performances, there’s something for everyone, and we are excited to continue to share the best of Canberra’s arts community with the world

If you have tickets to one of our many upcoming performances, please keep an eye on your email – we will contact you if there are changes to your booking and advise of rescheduled dates or refund options. Performances currently affected by the closure are listed here.

We look forward over the coming months to seeing greater and greater numbers of Canberrans return to our much loved concerts and performances. In the meantime please join us online through CTC@Home or in the Link Bar to experience some of Canberra’s best artists, presenting working in innovative and exciting ways.

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Kind Regards,



Alex Budd
Director, Canberra Theatre Centre

Performances affected by the temporary closure of Canberra Theatre Centre are listed below. We will be in touch with ticket buyers regarding refunds and rescheduling:

Rescheduled Performances

All affected ticket holders have been emailed. Please contact canberraticketing@act.gov.au if you require further information.

Cancelled Performances

  • Jeff Green
  • Class Clowns
  • Shitfaced Shakespeare
  • Stephen K Amos
  • Cal Wilson – Open Book
  • Emma Holland
  • Unedjamacated
  • Koori Comedy Showcase
  • Chris Ryan
  • The Stevenson Experience
  • Frankie McNair
  • Fiona O’Loughlin
  • Shen Yun
  • Choir of Man
  • Rolling Thunder Vietnam
  • Lennon Through A Glass Onion
  • Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Adam Kay
  • The Parting Glass
  • The Wiggles
  • Sam Amidon: The Anthology of American Folk Music
  • Sir Ranulph Fiennes
  • David Baddiel
  • A Broadcast Coup
  • An Evening with Lady Glenconner
  • The Naked Magicians
  • Tubular Bells for Two
  • The Gospel According to Paul
  • The Gruffalo’s Child
  • Bell Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors
  • An Evening with Tommy Emmanuel
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
  • Bran Nue Dae
  • Bangarra’s SandSong
  • An Evening with Armistead Maupin
  • Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow
  • The Pink Floyd Experience
  • The Nutcracker & Don Quixote
  • Celtic Illusion

All affected ticket holders have been emailed. Please contact canberraticketing@act.gov.au if you require further information.

Postponed Performances

  • Giggle & Hoot
  • Augie March: Sunset Studies Live 2020
  • UB40
  • An Afternoon at the Proms
  • American Psycho – The Musical

Ticket holders will be contacted as soon as we have further information from the promoter of these events.


COVID-19 Update: 26 August

The Canberra Theatre Centre Box Office is open to the public, and we are now hosting limited-capacity performances with extra hygiene and safety measures in place. For a list of rescheduled or cancelled performances click here. Affected ticket holders will be contacted by the Box Office.

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