By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on June 18, 2020
ALBANY Entertainment Centre (AEC) is the first Perth Theatre Trust venue in the state to reopen, welcoming back visitors as of today.
Harbourside Concert Series will be the first program performed at the AEC since closing in March and AEC Manager Drew Dymond couldn’t be more pleased.
“It was really disappointing to close because this is a venue that entertains people, so it’s disappointing when we can’t do that,” he said.
“It’s exciting now to focus on how we can offer entertaining experiences for the community again.”
Curator Rod Vervest said it had been heartbreaking to cancel shows but was keen to get the talents of the eight-part Harbourside program on show to the public.
“We chose Harbourside because it was locked in and ready to go – it already fits the new restrictions of smaller crowds,” he said.
“And it’s a really treasured opportunity for local artists. The diversity of the program is of incredible value.”
Arts Minister David Templeman said Harbourside would take place within the Kalyenup Studio with arranged seating, multiple hygiene stations and implemented traffic flow control.
Tickets can be purchased online at albanyentertainment.com.au, at the box office on Toll Place or on 9844 5005.