Announcement – 27 May 2021, 11:30am: Due to recent COVIDSafe measures put in place across Victoria the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow performances in Dunkeld (Friday 28 May), Warrnambool (Saturday 29 May) and Portland (Sunday 30 May), have been cancelled.
Announcement – 26 May 2021, 12pm: Due to recent COVIDSafe measures put in place across Victoria (and Australia) the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow performance in Mount Gambier on Thursday 27 May has been cancelled.
We are currently working on rescheduling these performances to later in the year. For any ticket refunds or enquiries please contact the relevant venue (check the Roadshow page for details). We apologise for the inconvenience to our audience and hope to see you very soon.
Check back here for more updates or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au.
We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences back to venues across Melbourne for a laughter filled month of comedy. The safety and wellbeing of all artists, audiences and staff is our number one priority so we ask that all visitors to Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows follow the COVIDSafe practices described on this page.
The Festival is following the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s guidance and information relevant to keeping the Festival COVIDSafe will be regularly updated here.
If you have entered Victoria from a DHHS declared Orange or Red Zone, please do not attend your upcoming performance unless you have been tested and cleared by the DHHS. You can contact us on (03) 9245 3788 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange tickets to an alternative performance.
For any questions regarding the health advice, please contact the Victorian Department of Health on 1300 651 150 or visit https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/travel-updates.
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If you begin to feel unwell while at an event, please contact a venue staff member immediately.
Every venue participating in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival will have a COVIDSafe Plan with specific COVIDSafe practices and conditions you need to be aware of. Venue specific information can be found below.
General COVIDSafe practices that you should follow at any Festival venue include:
The health of our audience, artists and staff is of the highest importance. Some of the protective measures to expect when you attend a Festival performance include:
Below you can find a link to the Festival's COVIDSafe Plan. Every venue participating in the Festival will also have a specific COVIDSafe Plan too, you can find this information on the event's show page under the COVID-19 venue safety information tab. This information will be updated regularly to ensure currency. Please read and make sure you are aware of the COVID-specific conditions of entry required by each venue for audiences attending Festival performances.
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s full COVIDSafe Plan is available to read HERE.
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