Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, West Australian Opera cancelled the following events and performances:

  • Star Navigator, 28 March, Perth Concert Hall
  • Opera in the Pinnacles, 4 April, Nambung National Park
  • Opera in Geraldton, 5 April, Queens Park Theatre
  • All school workshops
  • Community workshops
  • Wesfarmers Arts Singing Classes
  • Elijah, 8 – 10 May, Winthrop Hall
  • Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci, 18 – 25 July, His Majesty’s Theatre

All ticket holders, will be contacted by West Australian Opera or the venue Box Office teams.  

The health, safety and wellbeing of our patrons and employees is always our priority. 

Carolyn Chard AM, Executive Director, West Australian Opera said  “These are extremely difficult times as we cancel performances but we urgently need to do what we can to flatten the curve. The health, safety and wellbeing of our patrons and employees is our priority.

The arts need you … and you need the arts. People in the arts are driven by creativity. It’s our passion and our purpose. What we do matters because the arts matter and when we can’t do our job it hurts financially, artistically, emotionally.

I’m reminded of Verdi’s quote “I adore art… when I am alone with my notes, my heart pounds and the tears stream from my eyes, and my emotion and my joys are too much to bear.”



We will return to the stage with The Nightingale (3, 4 October) and Cosi fan tutte (24, 27, 29, 31 October), however these performances will take place with reduced Phase 4 capacities. 

In accordance with the LPA Ticketing Code of Practice, we will be providing patrons to cancelled performances with refunds. You will be contacted by the Box Office to arrange a refund. 

Please do not attend a live performance if you are unwell. As an interim COVID-19 measure if you are unwell, please contact [email protected] prior to the performance to discuss your options with us. Your options include ticket exchanges or a refund.

West Australian Opera has implemented measures to ensure the safety of patrons. These include

  • Hand sanitiser at entry, exits and bathrooms
  • Increased cleaning and disinfecting in public areas before and after performances
  • Abiding by 2 square metre rule - where performances will meet Government guidelines on theatre capacities. 

Under the WA Government COVID19 Phase 4 restrictions, concerts will be operating under 60% capacity in His Majesty's Theatre and the 2 square metre rule at outdoor concert events. This means:

    • You could be seated directly next to people from outside your group.
    • There will be several unoccupied seats to comply with the capacity limits.
    • There will be a strict limit on the number of audience members allowed in the theatre.