International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC Sydney) has today announced that the venue has received clearance from the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Health to host up to 2,400 patrons when attending seated ticketed events in its world class entertainment venue, Aware Super Theatre.
ICC Sydney will immediately increase the theatre’s seated capacity to welcome back larger events, the first of which will be Carols in the Domain.
ICC Sydney CEO, Geoff Donaghy said the welcome news is recognition of the venue’s safe running of events and marks another step towards the event sector’s recovery.
“First and foremost, this is an acknowledgement of the thorough, best practice health and safety standards we have in place here at ICC Sydney.
“While the majority of our events are traditionally held in larger numbers, this announcement coupled with recent news that ICC Sydney can host uncapped exhibitions and the reopening of the NSW border to Victoria set for 23 November, provides yet more positive steps toward our path to recovery.
“Our industry and the performing arts sector were two of the first and hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic and these announcements provide the critical signs we need to build confidence for our clients, their guests and other event attendees, Mr Donaghy said.
- COVID-19 safety training for all operational, frontline and contract staff, as well as on-site COVID-19 Safe Hygiene Marshals.
As the venue’s naming rights partner, Aware Super CEO, Deanne Stewart said: “We are certainly looking forward to staging an expanded line-up of live events to continue connecting artists with their audiences, and supporting Sydney and wider Australia’s cultural and performance community, who have had an incredibly challenging year.”