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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. 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.

wear a mask 
The wearing of masks is strongly recommended throughout the gallery and theatre where physical distancing is not possible.

seating
With the relaxation of government density restrictions, bookings will no longer be distanced from each other. Seating 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 or have been a close contact of a confirmed case in the past 14 days. 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.

physical distancing
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.

group bookings
To arrange for a school or tour group to visit the venue, please contact us to find out capacity limits for the current events.

COVIDSafe documents
fortyfivedownstairs COVIDSafe checklist

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