Declan Greene, Karen Rodgers, and the Board of Griffin Theatre Company have today announced the temporary closure of the SBW Stables Theatre.

For Griffin, this means cancelling the remaining performances of David Williamson’s Family Values in Parramatta and Geelong, as well as Batch Festival 2020, and the upcoming season of Matthew Whittet’s Kindness. Australian Theatre for Young People’s CUSP, currently playing at the Stables, will also close today (ie. no performance tonight). 

Debra Oswald's Is There Something Wrong With That Lady? will be rescheduled to later in the year. Griffin will contact ticket buyers in due course.

Though Batch Festival is cancelled, we will be working with some of the artists to adapt their shows to online formats.

Refunds & Ticket Exchanges

This is a difficult time for Griffin, but it cannot compare to the experience of so many freelance artists and casual employees working in the arts industry—who are waking up every morning to see their year’s income evaporate. 

For this reason, Griffin will still provide financial support to contracted individuals wherever possible—this will include the actors, directors, stage managers and designers employed on cancelled shows. Casual Box Office, Bar, and Front of House staff will continue to be paid though this period.

If you already have a ticket to CUSPKindness or a Batch Festival show, please consider converting your ticket price to a tax deductible donation, with receipt provided. If you can afford to do this, your ticket will go towards supporting someone’s livelihood in an uncertain time. Please click on the relevant link below to access your show's ticket options:

CUSP Ticket Options
BATCH FESTIVAL Ticket Options
KINDNESS Ticket Options

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