welcome back to a COVIDSafe fortyfivedownstairs!
The following information is to keep you and our staff safe during your visit to fortyfivedownstairs. Our procedures follow strict guidelines set by the VIC State Government and Live Performance Australia. Everyone who visits fortyfivedownstairs is required by law to register for contact tracing and be fully vaccinated. There will be a QR code available on arrival for registration and we will keep your theatre booking information on file for this purpose. By registering, you agree to follow our COVIDSafe plan and follow direction from fortyfivedownstairs staff.
fortyfivedownstairs is a fully vaccinated venue
In accordance with government regulations, proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or valid medical exemption will be required for anyone over the age of 18 to enter fortyfivedownstairs. All staff at fortyfivedownstairs will likewise be fully vaccinated.
Each member of your party will be required to check-in on arrival and show proof of your vaccination status or medical exemption before you enter the building.
There are four types of evidence that will be accepted:
- Vaccination certificate integrated into the Services Victoria check-in app
- Vaccination certificate in your smartphone wallet
- Digital or printed vaccination certificate issued by the Australian Government along with photo ID
- Digital or printed exemption certificate along with photo ID
If you cannot provide the required proof on arrival, you will be unable to enter fortyfivedownstairs or attend a performance at fortyfivedownstairs.
For information about how to get your vaccination certificate please visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus website.
wear a mask
The wearing of masks is mandatory throughout the gallery and theatre.
Seating in the theatre is general admission – we recommend groups arrive at the venue together to assist being seated together.
if you are feeling unwell, please stay home
Do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient or visited one of the updated public exposure sites.
Click here for our refunds and exchange policy. If you begin to feel unwell during an event, contact a fortyfivedownstairs staff member immediately and in the instance of a positive COVID-19 case, contact the venue on 03 9662 9966.
use the hand sanitiser provided
We have hand sanitiser available at all entrances, exits and toilets throughout the venue – please lather up and remember to wash your hands regularly.
Please socially distance from people wherever possible and adhere to the distancing guidelines of the event.
exiting the theatre
To avoid congestion on the stairwell, all patrons will be asked to exit the theatre via our ground floor, Spark Lane exit. Our staff will be there to guide you.
To arrange for a school or tour group to visit the venue, please contact us to find out capacity limits for the current events.
fortyfivedownstairs COVIDSafe checklist