Theatre venues reopen but live shows aren't being rushed out

  • Arts
  • Friday, 10 Sep 2021

Performing arts venues such as KLPac already have strict SOPs and sanitisation practices in place to ensure the safety of its patrons. Photo: The Star/Yap Chee Hong

Theatre and performing arts venues nationwide can welcome an audience now. But there is no scramble to roll out theatre shows. The general mood for this reopening (the third for the arts sector since the pandemic hit Malaysia last March) is relief to be able to get back to work, but to also exercise caution when it comes live performances even with a reduced audience capacity.

After four months in the dark, the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPac) staff members finally made their way back to the venue a few days ago. Despite looking forward to picking up the pieces and resuming its live programme soon, KLPac management is being patient and will continue to assess its recovery strategy, which includes feedback from a public survey gathered from its online database. The venue will take a few additional weeks to fine-tune its reopening.

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