A message from the owners of the Brunswick Picture House:
Hello to all our wonderful supporters, near and far. As we all know, it’s been a critical time for many in the wake of the COVID-19 virus. In this time of uncertainty and rapidly changing news, laws and public sentiment, Brunswick Picture House has had to consider many factors in deciding what to do with all the shows that we have booked in the upcoming weeks. We had previously announced that we would be closing for renovations after our Easter weekend and have been hard at work on an exciting Easter weekend program — the details of which we were going to announce this week — culminating in a big “Closing for Reno’s” extravaganza bash to have taken place on our final day of trading, Easter Sunday.
After careful consideration and along with the most recent news from the Australian government of banning all non-essential gatherings of 100+ people, we have taken the decision to postpone all our upcoming shows and events. As you can imagine, with artists, flights, staff and crew booked, this decision to cancel and postpone all our events has not been taken lightly, but in the interest of keeping our patrons and our staff and team safe, and abiding with the recommended guidelines for social distancing, we strongly believe it was the right decision.
All ticketholders for upcoming events will be contacted this week via email regarding their ticketing options.
This is an incredibly challenging time for all of us involved in the arts, entertainment and live music sector, with cancellations and postponed events having a massive impact on our community. The kind words of support from our Picture House ‘family’ over these last few days and weeks have meant the world to us. Now more than ever this support really will help keep our wider arts industry afloat, and see the Picture House re-open to a once again strong, exciting and vibrant arts sector, where we will continue our commitment to bringing world class entertainment to our community.
So, we are now effectively closed until we open again later this year after renovations are completed… and rest assured, we will be back with a program of events that will blow your socks off.
And whilst we will miss seeing all our wonderful friends and supporters at shows, we’re not going anywhere! While we’re closed, we will be actively engaged in the renovation project and will still be a visible part of the community. Also, once safe to do so, our plan is still to put on our signature show, Cheeky, in alternate venues during the year while renovating… so watch this space!
Once again, we thank you so much for your support and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe, healthy and happy. We will see you soon!
Brett, Chris and the Picture House team