Anyone who went to the Sydney Festival opening night of Decadance at the Sydney Opera House or Girl From The North Country at Sydney’s Theatre Royal will have found a COVID-19 case alert in the COVID Safe Check-in history on their Service NSW App, saying that they may have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19 and that they should monitor for symptoms.

Omicron is everywhere in Sydney at the moment, with NSW now surpassing half a million COVID-19 infections. Cases in Victoria are also soaring with another 37,994 reported today, while Queensland has recorded 20,566 new cases.

There have been no super-spreader events linked to live theatre shows, but the spread of Omicron continues to wreak havoc on the performing arts. Not only are shows having to be cancelled or postponed due to cast and crew contracting the virus, but some audience members are staying away due to hesitancy about attending indoor events, knocking ticket sales.

An American In Paris

The Australian Ballet and...