One of the best things about music is that it brings people together, but it is likely that in the coming days and weeks we will need to act carefully to help reduce the spread of disease.
NCMA has a wonderful, vibrant and active community, and we will remain open as long as we are advised our community and users are safe to gather here. We have been very lucky that we have had time to carefully plan our pandemic response, drawing on the experience of cities, venues and schools overseas.
Please be vigilant in following this important advice when attending an event or lesson at NCMA. Provided we are all careful, widespread community outbreak is expected to remain low.
As the risk rises in the coming weeks we may need to cancel events and lessons, and we may need to ask for your patience and generosity at times. If we do have to close our doors there are some exciting ideas in development that will help us keep our community connected, inspired and enlightened and our students learning.
Our response to the spread of the novel coronavirus will be updated regularly on this page and on our Facebook page, and if cancellations affect you directly we will be in touch by email, text message or phone.
Specific information for members of our community will become available below shortly, and will be updated regularly as the situation develops.
25/3/20 Education update: NCMA is closed to all users and staff until further notice, and the term 1 school holidays have been moved forward. Term 2 is expected to resume by remote for some students on Monday 20 April. It is our intention to welcome students back into the facility at Alert Level 2 if it is safe to do so.
25/3/20 Concerts and Events update: The NCMA facility is closed to all users and staff until further notice and will re-open to audiences and the general public at Alert Level 2 provided it is safe to do so.
for more information on NCMA's response to the current pandemic. We will respond to your query as soon as we are able.