Adelaide Festival Centre will welcome back audiences to the new Her Majesty’s Theatre tonight for the first large-scale show in a major Australian arts venue.
State Theatre Company South Australia will make its grand return to the stage with Gaslight, one of the first theatre productions Australia-wide since COVID-19 forced venue closures in March.
It will also be the first opportunity for audiences to experience a seated show at the iconic Grote Street theatre, following its stunning $66 million redevelopment, and State Theatre Company South Australia’s first public performance in almost six months.
Gaslight will play at The Maj with the approval of SA Health and in accordance with the State Government’s Roadmap for Easing COVID-19 restrictions. Patrons will be seated in a checkerboard layout (with one seat between each person in a row) across the three-level auditorium, halving the 1467-patron capacity.
Patrons will need to queue outside the theatre and will be asked to go directly to their seats upon entry. Several other measures are also in place to manage patron movement in foyer spaces. To reduce congestion and close contact, foyer bars are closed, however other venues in the Market Precinct are open for pre-show drinks and dining.
Gaslight, Patrick Hamilton’s mind-bending thriller from 1938, will be directed and reimagined by Catherine Fitzgerald with a beloved SA-cast including Eileen Darley,
Ellen Freeman, Ksenja Logos, Nathan O’Keefe and Katherine Sortini.
Gaslight is at Her Majesty’s Theatre from Sep 4-19.
Tickets: bass.net.au / 131 246 and statetheatrecompany.com.au
Music @ The Maj is at Her Majesty’s Theatre from October 9
More information adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au
Tickets: bass.net.au / 131 246
Venue information and COVID event guidelines at: www.adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/your-visit/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-update/