Coronavirus Australia LIVE updates: Sydney entertainment venues’ bold plans for summer bubble

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Theatres, concert halls and festivals across the state are pressing NSW Health to let them play to full-house audiences, instead of the 50 per cent capacity limit enforced in line with COVID-19 safety measures.

Belvoir St Theatre confirmed it had asked to open to a full house by December. Sydney Theatre Company is aiming for 100 per cent capacity – or, failing that, 75 percent capacity – in time for the first performances of The Picture of Dorian Gray at the Roslyn Packer Theatre at the end of this month a spokesperson said, adding, “Safety measures and enhanced hygiene procedures would be maintained”.

Carriageworks applied on Wednesday to lift capacity restrictions for Sydney Dance Company’s New Breed, an annual celebration of the best emerging Australian choreography as well as student dance performances.

– Three new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Western Australia overnight.

Two women and one man aged in their 30s and 40s returned to Perth from overseas and are in hotel quarantine.

The state’s positive COVID-19 case total now stands at 783.

There are 14 active cases and 760 people have recovered from the virus in WA.

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