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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Drum Theatre

Update 18 February 2021

The Drum Theatre will open from 10am Thursday 18 February, remaining the normal opening hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm.  

Information for ticket holders

Rescheduled events are listed in the ‘What’s On’ section and we will continue to sell tickets in accordance with the current restrictions and capacity. During this time the situation will be continually reviewed, based on the latest government advice. 

If you are a ticket holder, the box office staff will contact you with updates. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the Box Office on 8571 1666 from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday or email

Information for Members

Renewals and new memberships in 2021 is available at the COVID-19 recovery membership special of $5. Drum membership help in supporting artists that appear at the Drum Theatre.

Stay Connected

The situation will be continually reviewed, based on the latest government advice. We will keep you updated when changes occur. We look forward to seeing you back at the Drum Theatre. If you would like to receive emails about show information and theatre updates sign-up for our enewsletter or follow us on Facebook.

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COVID-19 Safety guidelines and policies

The Drum is open and using best practice protocols to keep our patrons and staff safe. See below for more information.

 Drum Theatre COVID Safe Plan - 1MB

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Do you feel sick?

It is more important than ever that all staff and visitors stay at home if unwell. Even if you only have mild symptoms or ‘feel a little ill’ you should play it safe, stay at home and get tested immediately. Our refund policy has been adjusted so if you are feeling unwell you can get a full refund.

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Social Distancing

We still need to socially distance while we connect with each other at venues. Please remain at least 1.5m apart from others, practice good hygiene and we recommend downloading and using the COVID-19 app.

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Wear a facemask 

When attending The Drum Theatre, it is a condition of entry that you will need to wear a fitted facemask.  Exceptions include infants, children under 12 and people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a medical exemption.

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Contact Tracing

All visitors are required to provide their contact details using the QR code available at the entrance to The Drum.  If you don’t have a smartphone available, one of our friendly staff will be there to enter your details manually.  We keep these details secure for 28 days and only provide them to DHHS if needed for contract tracing purposes.

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Cashless Payments

We encourage all visitors to use cashless payment methods in our box office and bar.

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Venue Cleaning

We have increased cleaning happening right across our facility to keep it safe for our visitors, staff and performers.