CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned general re-opening time. Some venues are showing on-line productions or outside productions - even a few covid safe internal ones and a number of tours and shows have been rescheduled for later in 2020 and throughout 2021. A few pantomimes may be possible but we await a relaxing of the rules for theatres from the Government.
Government Rescue Package
Mon, 6th Jul 20
Government to provide a £1.57 billion rescue package for the arts.
The government has today announced a £1.57 billion rescue package to help save the arts. Although broadly welcomed with some relief and gratitude, there are those who are holding fire on a response until they see the details about who, what and where will be supported. Some venues, such as the Nuffield in Southampton, have already announced that they will not be re-opening. On friday, the Scottish government annoinced a Performing Arts Venues Relief fund to help arts organisations and freelancers to survive.