In view of the NSW Government’s directive that all non-essential gatherings of 500 people or more are banned between March 16th 2020 until June 14th 2020, The Australian Ballet will not proceed with its performances of Volt (3 – 22 April 2020) and Anna Karenina (30 April – 18 May 2020) at Sydney Opera House. We, therefore, regret to announce that all Friends of The Australian Ballet events have been cancelled until further notice.
While this is extremely disappointing to us all, we hope you will understand that the health and safety of our members is our top priority.
However, as we are a small not-for-profit organisation, this decision has greatly affected the ongoing operations of The Friends of The Australian Ballet. Our main source of income is derived from our dress rehearsal ticket sales and your ongoing support. We are currently working with our board to review our operations to ensure we can continue to share our love and joy of ballet with you well into the future.
If you have purchased tickets to attend any of our future events, including Volt, Anna Karenina, Meet the New Dancers, and Friends in Conversation with Chris Yates, we will be contacting all ticket holders separately and will offer the following options:
- Donate your ticket purchase to The Friends of The Australian Ballet
- Keep a credit for a future performance
- A full refund of the ticket value
The Friends has always relied on the generous support of our members. If you are able, we ask you to consider donating your ticket purchase so we can continue to provide unique events and experiences to our dedicated community of ballet lovers well into the future.
If you select a credit, exchange or a refund, we will aim to process your request within 10 business days.
Please refrain from calling our office due to high demand and staff working from home.
We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
With kind regards,
The Office of The Friends of The Australian Ballet