Sadly, the Arts Gala has now been cancelled for 2020. The Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre has advised that the Arena we had booked has been reallocated for a large event, we suspect for the filming of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Whilst the GCCEC kindly offered an alternate concert hall, we feel the floor-level seating would be a downgrade from what we have had in the past, which has been a tiered seating arrangement, enhancing the viewing audience experience.
This, along with the continued risk of COVID-19 in the South East Region, means we will work toward a filmed production which will be released to families on a set date which can be viewed online in the comfort of your homes, with the performers able to watch their performance with their loved ones.
I am the first to acknowledge the disappointment that this will bring to the students, their families and hard-working teachers; I too am very disheartened. However, the show must go on, albeit in a different format. The Gala Showcase date will be released in Term 4.