Club Soda, a cabaret extravaganza will be the first show to return when the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre (DRTCC), re-opens the doors from July 1.
The theatre has been closed since March due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic, but with those restrictions now easing around NSW, staff are looking forward to welcoming patrons back.
DRTCC manager Linda Christof said staff have been busy working behind the scenes during the closure period, to make sure things are COVID-Safe when the public returns.
"We will be opening the Box Office from 9:30am - 4:30pm for anyone who wants to purchase tickets, check on the status of shows, or buy gift certificates. We're also encouraging cashless transactions wherever possible, so that we can keep our patrons and staff safe," Ms Christof said.
Many shows have been postponed or cancelled, but the first season show set to return to the stage is the cabaret extravaganza Club Soda, which can easily be presented with social distancing requirements.
"We're excited to be able to bring shows back to the community, and what a way to restart our season - a cabaret performance that will entertain and engage the audience so they feel part of the show!" Ms Christof said.
There will still be online services available to purchase tickets and make other transactions, as well as phone services for those who prefer to limit their contact with the community.
Markings have been placed on the floor to allow people to remain at safe distance, while sanitiser stations have also been set up.
Anyone visiting the theatre also must sign-in so staff are able to keep a record of who is coming and going from the venue.
Operations within the theater will also be a little different with multiple theatre seats between patrons to maintain social distancing, and a cap on the number of tickets being sold per show.
"We kindly ask that if you are attending a show at the DRTCC, that you follow our social distancing requirements so that the shows can continue to return and bring fantastic entertainment to our region," Ms Christof said.
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