As per the directives issued by the Australian Government and regulatory bodies, it is with great sadness that the Ipswich Civic Centre and Studio 188 have cancelled or postponed all performance, in addition to activities and events greater than 100 people, up to an including 31 May 2020 as a result of COVID-19. This decision is difficult for all involved: staff, artists, technical crews, promoters, and our audience members. We understand that this is disappointing, however our primary concern is the health and welfare of our staff, guests and visiting performers/artists.
Ticket purchasers for shows affected will be contacted by our Box Office regarding details of rescheduled dates or refunds in the coming days. There is no need for ticket purchasers affected to contact the Ipswich Civic Centre at this stage, our Box Office team will be in contact.
We are currently working with show promoters to rebuild our future program, and we look forward to sharing this with you.
This situation is constantly evolving, and in the event that the advice from Queensland Health, the Australian Government or Ipswich City Council changes, we will provide further updates as the situation progresses via this page.
Studio 188 Program – Cancellations through to and including Sunday 31 May 2020
Tuesday 21 April – PROTEGE MASTER CLASSES: ANIMAL FARM DRAMA WORKSHOP
Friday 3 April – MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR
Saturday 4 April – IPSWICH UNEARTHED – YOUTH WEEK CELEBRATION
Friday 17 April – LIVE! AT THE BAPTIST FT JOSH LOVEGROVE
Friday 24 April – ANNIE AT THE HELM ‘WATERS OF LOVE’ EP LAUNCH
Sunday 26 April – AIDEN SCHOFIELD ‘UNTITLED MAGIC SHOW’
Studio 188 Program – Postponed performances through to and including Sunday 31 May 2020
Tuesday 7 April to Thursday 9 April – FUSION ARTS INC ‘THE LITTLE MERMAID JR’ – Postponed to September 29 to October 1 2020
Sunday 26 April to Sunday 28 June – PROTEGE MASTERCLASSES: JAZZ IT UP WORKSHOPS – Postponed date TBC
Thursday 14 May – KIM CHURCHILL ‘THE BRIGHT NIGHT SESSIONS’ TOUR – Postponed to Friday 20 November 2020
On Wednesday 11 March the World Health Organisation (WHO) classified the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Ipswich City Council continues to closely monitor the situation, working with Queensland Health and the Australian Government Department of Health. For up-to-date information, please refer to the Queensland Health Wesbite.
What is Ipswich City Council doing in response to COVID-19?
Council have established plans and processes to respond to pandemics or outbreaks, to ensure we can continue to provide essential community services. These plans are continuously reviewed and updated as further information about COVID-19 emerges.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to these changes, our Box Office is experiencing higher than normal traffic, and we ask that you be patient during this time. We assure you all ticket buyers will be taken care of. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
UPDATED: 28 March 2020