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Belvoir St Theatre will open again from September 10

It's a little dose of good news for Sydney's theatre scene

Divya Venkataraman

After a six-month hiatus, Belvoir St Theatre has announced it will re-open its doors for live theatre performances from September 10. It's a welcome bout of good news for Sydney's theatre scene, which has seen an eerily quiet period as a result of lockdown restrictions. 

Based on a work by Virginia Woolf, a Carissa Licciardello-directed staging of A Room of One’s Own will open on September 10 to a reduced audience.The production will explore ideas of feminism with the humour, wit and blazing insight typical of Woolf's work, and will star Ella Prince and Helpmann Award-winning actor Anita Hegh. The theatre, which can hold 338 patrons, will now admit a maximum of 120 guests in line with health and safety guidelines. Theatre-goers' temperatures will be checked on arrival, and audiences will be encouraged to wear masks throughout the production. Sign up for the ticket waitlist here

While lockdown measures have taken a significant toll on the state's arts industry, there are glimmers of revival on the horizon. Earlier in August, Eveleigh institution Carriageworks opened again. Meanwhile, the historical smash-hit musical Hamilton plans to open at the Lyric Theatre in March 2021, and Come From Away is still taking the stage in June at Haymarket's Capitol Theatre

In the meantime, let award-winning astrophysicist and Gamilaraay woman Karlie Noon light up your night sky on Saturday. 

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