Today, the Australian Musical Theatre Festival announced its cancellation. The festival was set to run in late May in Tasmania.
Read a statement from the festival below:
In response to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the upcoming Australian Musical Theatre Festival, scheduled for May 21 – 24 in Launceston, Tasmania.
Our Festival partners, patrons, artists, supporters and champions mean the world to us and we will work together to ensure a 2021 Festival that includes a diverse program with opportunities to teach, collaborate, engage, perform, learn and – of course – enjoy.
The Australian Musical Theatre Festival is a national event, supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania and is held annually to benefit the musical theatre industry.
The 2021 Festival will be held from 19 – 23 May with the potential of offering something to instil hope and keep our musical theatre passion going, later in 2020.
For those who have purchased tickets to this year’s Festival, a full refund will be provided.
Thank you for your support as we navigate this difficult time.