Melbourne Recital Centre remains closed to the public for the time being, in line with Government directives.
Following the Premier’s announcement on Sunday 6 September, it has become clear that the Centre’s self-presented program is not viable as it stands. As heartbreaking as it is, we must cancel or postpone the remaining Melbourne Recital Centre Presents concerts in 2020.
As with all the Melbourne Recital Centre Presents events cancelled due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the artists and ensembles from our co-presentation series whose scheduled concerts are directly affected will receive a payment from the Centre in lieu of their performance. This gesture of support and goodwill to our musicians has been made possible thanks to the extraordinary generosity of the over 1000 music lovers who have contributed to our Performer Support Fund since it was established in March.
Our Learning and Access activities – Music Always, Song Play, Sound Matters, the Great Romantics Competition, Accelerando, and our Relaxed Performances – will continue to be delivered online, as they have been since March.
While it is disappointing to not present concerts as planned, it gives us the opportunity and flexibility to plan new events tailored for the current conditions. We will continue to work with artists on ideas for online activities, with performances and connections coming to our audiences directly through social media and our digital channels.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Euan Murdoch, CEO
Information for Ticketholders
We ask that ticketholders do not come to Melbourne Recital Centre. The Centre is currently closed to the public.
The Centre’s box office will contact ticketholders affected by the cancellation of Melbourne Recital Centre events through the rest of 2020 with information about how refunds and exchanges will be processed.
Ticketholders who purchased tickets directly from the concert’s presenter will be contacted by the presenter’s box office or representative.
Have you heard about our Performer Support Fund?
You can help us provide crucial financial assistance to our community of local artists whose performances are directly affected by this period of closure.
Local artists have always been at the core of what makes Melbourne Recital Centre the best place to hear and with your help, we can ensure that Victoria’s vibrant musical community is sustained through these difficult times. Click here to discover more.
We thank our community for its support during this challenging time. Please continue to check the Centre’s website and social media channels for the latest updates and information in response to coronavirus.