Regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19)

Like many of you, we're closely monitoring the unfolding coronavirus situation. We aren't holding physical events for the time being, and our building is currently completely closed (in line with our neighbours, State Library Victoria).

We believe that precaution is meaningful and a proactive stance can shift the breadth and severity of impact on the health system. Our decisions will continue to reflect our focus on the safety of our speakers, audiences, staff and community.

In place, we're bringing you live-streamed events and digital publishing (aka 'good things to watch, read and listen to'). The Wheeler Centre is most definitely still here – and up for conversation.

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It's a challenging time for everybody. Take care of each other, stay connected to whatever or whomever sustains you, and be safe.

As official advice and public health best practice evolves, our response will too. All ticket holders for our cancelled events have been contacted and provided with refunds; if you haven't heard from us and you should have, please get in touch. We'll continue to post updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Sunday 2 August

With Victoria now under Stage 4 Restrictions, our situation remains unchanged: we're closed to the public (and to staff), and operating remotely. Thank you, Melbourne, for your forbearance. We'll get there.

Friday 3 April

The State of Victoria is currently under Stage 3 Restrictions – we're all staying at home, if we're able to – and we've received advice from State Library Victoria that our entire building will be completely closed to the public (and to staff) until at least 30 June 2020. So – no physical events will be held in our Performance Space for a couple more months.

Monday 16 March

All our events from today up to Thursday 7 May 2020 will be cancelled as a preventative step to help stem the spread of coronavirus Covid-19. Refunds will be issued automatically if applicable. We apologise for the disappointment. We're currently in the process of notifying all guests, ticket holders and our broader audience. In line with our arts and cultural partners, the Wheeler Centre is closing as a cautious and prudent response to an evolving situation.

If you suspect you have experienced (or are experiencing) symptoms of Covid-19, please follow the latest advice to seek medical attention and request a test. The Australian Government's information about the virus is available here, and the Victorian Government's resources can be found here.