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Photo by Ellie Kurttz

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Statement on behalf of Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

First Published 8 September 2022, Last Updated 13 September 2022

“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The theatre industry is thankful for all the support and patronage Her Majesty has shown throughout her lifetime. We would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the Royal Family at this time of national mourning.”

– Stephanie Sirr MBE & Jon Gilchrist Joint Presidents, UK Theatre and Eleanor Lloyd, President, Society of London Theatre

Following the sad news, in accordance with official guidance, the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre have advised that theatres are expected to remain open from tonight and for the duration of the period of national mourning up until the funeral.

Theatres across the country will be dimming their lights at 7pm for 2 minutes each evening as a mark of respect, which is theatre’s traditional way to honour those that have passed.

The Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre will be issuing further updates in line with official guidance once timings and details of the funeral have been confirmed, and audiences will be kept informed.

We would like to extend our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.

To find out the most up-to-date information for audiences on theatre during the period of national mourning, see our article here.


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