Shows postponed, not cancelled

POSTPONED: The crowds will return as shows are postponed at the Redland Performing Arts centre until lockdown finishes.

POSTPONED: The crowds will return as shows are postponed at the Redland Performing Arts centre until lockdown finishes.

The artists and the shows will return to the Redland Performing Arts Centre.

That is the message that Service Manager Creative Arts Brad Rush most wants to convey with the postponement of five shows at the centre due to the current Covid lockdown.

Affected shows are Aislinn Sharp on July 31, Musaeus and Sean Andrews on August 1, Wilbur: The Optical Whale on August 3 and 4, Karin Schaupp and Orava Quartet on August 6 and Dreams: Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute Show on August 7.

Mr Rush said the centre may be currently closed but behind the scenes the staff were serious about making sure the artists and the companies did not lose their performance opportunities.

"Wilbur: The Optical Whale is a lovely example. This is Indelibility arts and a disability theatre company. This is bigger than the audience. This is also about the artists getting a chance to perform. We are 100 per cent committed to making sure that everyone is safe while allowing the community and the artists to come back to the centre," Mr Rush said.

"Those artists are bruised and suffering. We want to see everyone get back, get paid and perform."

Mr Rush said that once new performance dates were found, tickets could be transferred, or otherwise refunded. Dreams: Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks Tribute Show originally scheduled for August 7 will now be staged at 8pm on October 15.

The centre is scheduled to re-open at 9am on August 9, dependant on the lockdown being lifted. Box Office phone services will return from 9am on August 4. Box office staff will contact ticket holders from this date.

The centre currently adheres to a Covid safe venue guide asking patrons to stay home if they are unwell, maintain social distancing, use the Check In Queensland app and wear masks as required.

All other shows at RPAC are still on sale. Regular updates are posted on rpac.com.au