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Culture Secretary says outdoor performances may begin shortly

First Published 7 July 2020, Last Updated 8 July 2020

Following the UK Government’s announcement of a roadmap to recovery and a £1.57 billion investment to help the arts, culture and heritage industries survive the pandemic, Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden has added that outdoor theatre may be a possibility shortly.

Speaking to LBC yesterday about the possibility of reopening theatres, he said: “I am desperate for these institutions to return as quickly as possible but it has to be done in a safe way, that’s why we’ve said already they can rehearse and they can have performances behind closed doors. I hope that shortly they will be able to have outside performances.”

When asked for further information regarding the reopening of outdoor theatres, the Culture Secretary said: “I hope by… mid-July we will be able to make that announcement in respect of outdoor performances and we are working with institutions to understand how they are doing that…The primary criteria will be outdoor and socially distanced.”

Sunday’s announcement of a £1.57 billion rescue package was welcomed by the theatre industry. You can follow the latest reactions here.

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We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.