Covid Safe Venue Capacities

Covid Safe Venue Capacities

As we excitedly start to re-open our venues at Showtime Event Group, we want to ensure our attendees that we have taken different measures to guarantee the safety and well-being of our guests and staff.

Covid Safe Reopening

Updated capacities

Each of our venues now has updated capacities to meet the requirements of a sqm rule as stipulated by government guidelines. The number of patrons allowed in a venue is regularly reviewed, based on the venues physical size.

Showtime Events Centre
177 Seated | 313 Standing

Cargo Hall
129 Seated | 189 Standing

The Ian Potter Queen’s Hall
280 Seated | 450 Standing

Rippon Lea Estate
105 Seated | 134 Standing

Isabella Fraser Room
154 Seated | 154 Standing

La Trobe Reading Room
503 Standing

Conversation Quarter
225 Seated | 225 Standing

Old Melbourne Gaol
120 Seated | 250 Standing

Reviewed Floor Plans

Our dedicated Event producers will work with you to create a floorplan that maximises airflow, reduces touch points and maintains social distancing.

Considerations include;

  • Opening of internal doors
  • The positioning of hand sanitiser stations
  • Individual entry and exit points where possible

Contract Tracing

Showtime Event Group captures the names and contact details of all our event attendees in the most efficient and least intrusive way. Organisers can provide us with a list of names and contact details to be checked on arrival, and there is a staff QR code at the entrance of the venue to discourage queues from forming.

Food Service

We have revised our menus to be served in a COVID safe way, in line with the advice provided by DHHS

Education and Awareness

All Showtime Event Group staff have completed industry accredited training

We provide information for guests, before they come on site, advising them to stay home if unwell, and of the measures that we have in place to protect them in the venue.

We display additional signage on hygiene and safety measures in prominent places throughout our venues, including:

  • A sign at each entry advising maximum capacity
  • Information about the symptoms of COVID -19
  • Hygiene and physical distancing practices
  • Signage in bathroom washing areas


On The Day

Showtime Event Group provide a dedicated COVID Safe Marshall for each event to oversee the admission of guests and staff onsite and monitor hygiene and social distancing during the event.

Our dedicated Event Producers work with clients on pre-event communication and house keeping speeches, to ensure that guests are aware of:

  • How to identify the COVID Safe Marshall, and what should be brought to their attention
  • Social distancing rules
  • Location of sanitiser and information stations
  • Food service measures in place

Together we are looking forward to restarting our industry as we follow the guidelines in place.