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Forge Theatre and Arts Hub
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Forge Theatre and Arts Hub
The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub is East Gippsland's Performing Arts Centre.

The Forge Theatre and Arts Hub showcases performances to suit all tastes, from drama, comedy, music, children’s theatre, dance, physical theatre and musicals, as well as locally-produced shows.

Please find information about the venue and services, venue hire information, the Forge Friends, contact information, upcoming shows and how to make a booking.

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Forge Theatre Contacts

Manager Forge Theatre and Arts Hub

Contact Name: Janice Haynes
Telephone:
(03) 5153 9641 / 0409 655 740
Email:
janiceh@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding programming, marketing and promotion, funding, strategy and management of the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub.

Theatre Technician

Contact Name: Benn Sargood
Telephone:
0400 018 656
Email:
benns@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding all technical issues, hire and purchase of equipment.

Forge Theatre Operations Officer - Arn Maree Jenkins

Contact Name: Arn Maree Jenkins
Telephone:
(03) 5153 9642 / 0409 549 453
Email:
 arnmareej@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding venue hire, logistics, building issues, staffing and account enquiries

Ticketing and Administration Officer - Maz Kelly

Contact Name: Maz Kelly
Telephone:
Box Office (03) 5152 1482 / Direct (03) 5153 9644
Email:
marionk@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding all ticketing issues, administration and marketing accounts.

Arts and Cultural Coordinator - Andrea Court

Contact Name: Andrea Court
Telephone:
(03) 5153 9500 / 0408 707 543
Email:
andreac@egipps.vic.gov.au

Contact regarding the Brabuwooloong Gallery, local arts projects and grants and the East Gippsland Heritage Network.

COVIDSafe Ticketing and Attendance

Visitors to performances will notice some changes as part of our COVIDSafe plan to protect the health of the audience, performers and theatre staff.

COVIDSafe Ticketing Terms and Conditions

If you have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, please do not attend the Forge Theatre and Arts Hub: Fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of sense of smell and/or taste.

We ask that you and each member of your booking party make a reasonable assessment of your health status before attending our venue or event. If you, a member of your party or someone you or they have been in contact with are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 please do not come to the facility. Contact our office prior to the event start time on 5152 1482 to request a refund.  Tickets can only be refunded if you notify us prior to the start time of the performance or event.

For the purpose of contact tracing for COVID-19, all patrons attending our venue are requested to provide their names and contact numbers. This information may be shared with the Government Health Organisation in the event of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 contact at the event.

All patrons must notify the venue immediately if they develop any symptoms of, or are diagnosed with, COVID-19 within 14 days of attending the event.

For contact tracing purposes, all Ticket Holders must not sit in any seat within the theatre other than the seat allocated to them or as indicated on their ticket.  Ticket holders who arrive late to a performance may be placed in an alternative seat until there is a convenient break in the program or at interval. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.  Tickets must be retained throughout the performance.

Wearing a fitted face mask inside the venue is preferred or required if mandated by government.  

Venue management may direct Ticket Holders who fail to comply with these terms and conditions to leave the venue immediately without protest. In such circumstances, the Ticket Holder acknowledges that they, and any member of their party who wishes to leave with them, will not be entitled to a refund nor have any other claim against the venue.

Ticket purchasers declare that all tickets will only be utilised by themselves or members of their own household, and that each ticket holder will be made aware of these terms and conditions by the ticket purchaser.  

Persons not of the same household are required to purchase their own tickets separately to ensure physical distancing is observed

All ticket holders acknowledge that it may be necessary for the venue to separate groups to comply with current physical distancing regulations.

The venue may cancel the event at any time and without notice if it determines (in its unrestricted discretion) that the event should not proceed for reasons of public safety including, without limitation, due to risks associated with COVID-19.

Disclaimer and exclusion: The Ticket Holder enters the venue and attends the event at their own risk and will not make any claim or take any action against the venue in respect of any injury, illness or damage.

Refund Policy

This policy follows guidelines by the performing arts industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will now offer:

A full refund of the ticket purchase amount to any ticket purchaser who:

  • since purchasing their ticket, has developed any of the recognised symptoms of COVID-19.
  • since purchasing their ticket, has had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case or anyone displaying symptoms.
  • decides not to attend the event in order to comply with the terms and conditions of sale or directions or instructions given at the venue.

To receive a refund for any of the above circumstances, the ticket purchaser must notify the venue before the advertised event start time.

If an event is cancelled, including as a result of COVID-19 related instances, a full refund of the ticket purchase amount will be provided.

Ticketing enquiries contact the Box Office on 03 5152 1482 or email: boxoffice@egipps.vic.gov.au

Forge Theatre and Arts Hub COVIDSafe Plan

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Monday, March 1, 2021