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Is The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre open?

In line with NSW public health orders, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre is closed until 12.01 am Saturday 28 August.  


Why do you need my details when I visit The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre?
Under NSW Government guidelines, Blacktown Arts must retain a record of names and contact details for all staff, volunteers and visitors for a period of at least 28 days. These records are stored confidentially and securely and used only for the purposes of tracing COVID-19 infections. This information would only be shared with NSW Health.

Do I need to wear a mask at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre?

Due to updated NSW Health requirements, all visitors to indoor venues are required to wear face masks. Please remember to bring and wear your mask during your visit at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre.

Your health is important and we appreciate your cooperation.

Children under 12 are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.

Why is there a restriction on visitor numbers?

Under NSW Government guidelines our venue capacity must not exceed one person per 2 square metres.

Can I come to The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre if I am not well?
Please do not visit the Centre if you are feeling unwell. Visit the NSW Health website here for more information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing.

Blacktown Arts has the right to exclude patrons from entering the venue. Conditions of entry to exclude patrons exhibiting flu-like symptoms, unwell, have been tested and are awaiting results, positive COVID-19 cases, those required to self-isolate by NSW government, those returning from overseas, those not wearing a face mask (children under 12 year will be exempt) and those refusing to register their details for contact tracing.

Is hand sanitiser available?
Yes, we have hand sanitiser available throughout the venue.

If I book a ticket, how long can I stay at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre?
Your ticket provides access for 1 hour. If you think you will spend more than 1 hour in the Centre, please book 2 consecutive tickets, or speak to our friendly front desk staff when you. Please note that other activities may be taking place in the Centre which will restrict our capacity.

When will the volunteer program resume?
We don’t have a date for the program to start again, but we will get in touch with our fantastic volunteers as soon as we can welcome them back into the Centre.

When will workshops and performances start again at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre?
We have now resumed our program, which you can view here. In line with NSW Government guidelines on social distancing and venue capacity, we ask that you register here.

What happens if I come to The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre and it’s at capacity?
We kindly ask that you wait until other guests leave, or register to visit another time with our front desk staff. We recommend taking the time to explore some of the wonderful public art close to the centre:

  • Laneway street art by OPNSRC.CO, 120 Main St, Blacktown
  • Jim Simpson Laneway by Andrew Frazer in collaboration with Elliott Routledge and James Middleton
  • Mackenzie Walkway by Alex Byrne and Tina Barahanos
  • Travelling Colony by Brook Andrew, The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre car park, Campbell St
  • The Village Green, with art by Jacinta Tobin, Nerine Martini, Tracie Bertram and Robyn Caughlan, Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown

I have some more questions. Who can I contact?
Please give the Blacktown Arts team a call on 9839 6558.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest updates: @BlacktownArts

We may experience a high volume of calls during this time, so you can also have your query answered by contacting us via Facebook live messaging.

More information on COVID-19 is available from The Australian Government’s Department of Health health.gov.au and NSW Health health.nsw.gov.au.