An Update From PYT Fairfield About COVID-19

18 March 2020

PYT Fairfield recognises the need to act urgently to avert the spread of COVID-19.

On monitoring the government’s current advice, and in the best interest of our artists, staff, audience and community, we have chosen to practice social distancing and self-isolation, in an effort to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 cases.

This means that our venue, the Fairfield School of Arts, will be closed from today for a minimum of 4 weeks. Closing our doors includes cancelling any planned events, rescheduling rehearsals and putting a pause to all workshop programs and venue hires.

Currently our touring plans for PLAYLIST are in flux as we work to comply with the government legislation and the latest health advice. Meanwhile, our Biennale of Sydney project FUNPARK will be postponed until a later date.

Our core staff – Karen, Katy, Margie, Alice and Daisy – will be working from home during this time, and any travel plans for the next few months have ceased.

The best method to contact PYT during the closure is by email – admin@pyt.com.au

This is an unprecedented time for our company, the impact will be felt hard across the arts sector and our wider community, and we believe we are upholding our social responsibility and working in everyone’s best interests when making these decisions.

We encourage everyone to please take care of themselves, their families and communities, and to stay alert and follow government advice. For those working in the industry, learn about emergency support services available to you by following Live Performance Australia, Theatre Network Australia and the Australian Arts amidst COVID-19 Facebook Group.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you back to PYT sometime soon.

Karen, Katy, Margie, Alice and Daisy