COVID-19 and CPAC – Important safety information update

Published on 18 March 2020

Important Announcement regarding COVID-19 and CPAC

The ongoing and developing nature of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation has affected a number of upcoming shows at CPAC. First and foremost for us is the health and safety of our patrons, performers, volunteers and staff – it has always been, and will continue to be, our greatest priority. We are in continuing discussions with all of our promoters, touring companies, and performers to determine the best course of action moving forward.

In light of the Prime Minister’s announcement on Wednesday 18 March regarding the ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 people or more, this will mean cancelling or postponing a number of shows until later in the year. As information comes in we will continue to update our website to reflect these changes, as well as providing details through our social media channels.

For those shows that have already been cancelled or postponed, our Box Office team have been working tirelessly to contact all ticket holders. Anyone who has purchased tickets to shows that have opted to postpone will have the option to have their current tickets transferred to the new date. Should a ticket holder not be able to attend the performance on the rescheduled date, the cost of their tickets will be refunded. Due to the high number of calls to be made this may take some time.

We sincerely apologise for any delays that may occur and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we work through this.

You’ll find listed below details for all affected performances to date.


Newcastle Writers Festival: A Lot with a Little with Tim Costello

Original performance date: Saturday, 4 April at 3pm  


The following rescheduled performance dates are correct as of Wednesday 18 March. However, please be aware that, as this is a developing and constantly changing situation, these dates are subject to change. We will be doing our absolutely best to ensure that any information we receive is passed on to you, our patrons, as soon as is practicable.  

Ross Noble: Humournoid

Original performance date: Friday 20 March at 8pm

New performance date: Thursday 8 October at 8pm

Psychic Medium Mitchell Coombes

Original performance date: Friday, 17 April at 7.30pm

New performance date: Saturday 1 August at 7:30pm  

The Gruffalo’s Child

Original performance date: Tuesday 21 April at 12pm & 2pm

New performance date: To be confirmed


Dr Seuss's - The Cat in the Hat

Original performance date: Friday, 24 April at 10am and 12.30pm

New performance date: To be confirmed


Australian Bee Gees Show: The 25th Anniversary Tour

Original performance date: Thursday, 7 May 2020 at 8pm

New performance date: To be confirmed


Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow

Original performance date: Thursday 4 June at 8pm

New performance date: To be confirmed


World of Musicals

Original performance date: Saturday, 23 May 2020 at 7:30pm

New performance date: Friday 18 June at 7.30pm

Thank you for your patience

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult time, and thank you for your continued support. Without patrons such as ours we simply would not be able to do what we love – providing audiences from our local government area and beyond with the opportunity to experience the very best that live performance has to offer. Please look after yourselves and your loved ones during this time, and we hope to see you back in our theatre once we return to normal.