As the Sydney theatre scene starts to emerge from iso, Seymour Centre is reopening in partnership with Griffin Theatre. Seymour, the long-cherished Chippendale venue associated with the University of Sydney, has a well-earned reputation for presenting challenging and unusual works. Its new relationship with Griffin Theatre marks its place as part of the arts community in these unusual times.
“Griffin is dedicated to the development and production of new Australian theatre and this seems a perfect fit for this moment, reminding us of who we are in this great time of uncertainty,” said Timothy Jones, Seymour’s Artistic Director. The remaining 2020 Griffin season will be staged at Seymour.
In addition, Seymour is hosting children and youth related performances through December, and is anticipating the 2021 season.
“In March, we would never have anticipated we would be completely closed until September. It’s incredible and unprecedented when you stop and think about it. Eight weeks ago, we had to make the tough decision to completely shelve the rest of our 2020 curated program, and that was quite devastating,” said Jones. “However, now looking at the positives, we are so pleased that the Seymour’s generous foyer and theatre spaces enable us to say a cautious and suitably COVID-safe, welcome back.”
For the upcoming theatre program and its COVID-safe protocols head to: www.seymourcentre.com
By Olga Azar