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Theatre owners, producers and industry leaders

Julian Bird, Chief Executive, Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre

There was a striking realisation that every theatre would be closed for a long period of time, and that hundreds of thousands of talented individuals might be without any work – how would we as a theatrical community come together to help everyone come through this has remained the crucial challenge since the pandemic started

Cameron Mackintosh, Producer & Theatre Owner

For me being on the Zoom didn’t happen – nothing beats the excitement of being in the room where live theatre is created by the myriads of talents involved in a great show and the electrifying response of a great audience.

Rosemary Squire & Howard Panter, Producers & Theatre Owners

When the theatres closed, life was drained of colour. Opening the doors again has been like welcoming an old friend – it’s been wonderful to feel the anticipation before curtain up, hear the applause, experience the joy of working in this fascinating business.  People really need the colour and escapism of theatre right now – we’re so glad to be back.