Adelaide Fringe hub Gluttony has announced that its audiences will need to be fully vaccinated to attend the hub next year.
Gluttony is located at Rymill Park and will run from February 17- March 20, 2022. Other Fringe hubs are yet to announce if they will require attendees to be vaccinated. The Adelaide Fringe will launch its 2022 program tomorrow.
The highest ticket selling venue in Fringe for back-to-back years, Gluttony says they are well and truly
committed to the 2022 Fringe and ensuring artists and patrons alike have the very best and safest
experience. For the 2022 season, Gluttony has curated a program that boasts more than 140 shows across 14 venues and its footprint in Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka has expanded once again.
“Gluttony is first and foremost an arts hub that is one hundred per cent committed to showcasing the very best artists, performances and the largest variety of entertainment for everyone’s tastes,” says Gluttony co-owner and director, Daniel Michael.
“This year we have an exciting injection of new shows, a selection of our own coproduced shows, and favourites returning. We are thrilled to release a program that champions Australian artists.
“We have made the decision that audiences and visitors to Gluttony as well our staff and artists will
need to be double vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter Gluttony.
“This is our best effort to protect the health and safety of our guests and team. SA Health has also
indicated that to provide artists with 100 percent audience capacity in our 14 performance spaces,
everyone in the venue will need to be vaccinated,” concludes Michael.
COVID-19 safety measures, with multiple entrances, a more spacious site, new ways for patrons to flow through the park, and contact tracing via QR code will all be in place. This year Gluttony will be premiering some new shows and experiences, including Sky Song: Presented in partnership with Adelaide Fringe and the interactive show Natural Habitat – Mermaids of Rymill Park.
The announcement comes after the Adelaide Festival Centre has also announced that they are mandating vaccinations for individuals aged 16 and over from December 29 onwards. Audiences, artists, staff and suppliers will need to show proof of vaccination, with either their digital or printed COVID-19 certificate or hold a valid medical exemption to be granted entry in the Centre’s venues.
Venues under the Adelaide Festival Centre umbrella include Her Majesty’s Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse, Space Theatre, Artspace and the Festival Theatre. This includes all relevant foyers and function spaces as well.
The Gluttony event and the Adelaide Festival Centre are the latest to join the slate of major South Australian businesses bringing in a vaccination mandate to ensure the safety of their staff and patrons.
Adelaide Oval, Zoos SA (Monarto Safari Park and Adelaide Zoo), and Adelaide Entertainment Centre are also amongst the line-up of businesses stating that individuals must show proof of vaccination to enter their venues.
At the time of writing, South Australia’s vaccination rates are inching closer to that crucial 90 per cent double vaccinated rate. A total of 80.8 per cent of the eligible South Australian population has received both doses, with 89.4 per cent having had their first dose.