COVID-19 UPDATES

Ambassador Theatre Group suspend all Pantomimes until Christmas 2021

Ambassador Theatre Group today issued a statement confirming they would suspend all Pantomimes at their theatres until Christmas 2021 as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Six the musical is to be first West End musical to re-open post lockdown

Six is to become the first West End musical to re-open since lockdown with the announcement it will transfer to the Lyric Theatre for an 11 week season.

Oliver Dowden wants theatres running by Christmas! But How?

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden takes to the Mail On Sunday for a self penned ego massage and to say he wants theatre by Xmas – but how!

Panto cancellations and theatre redundancies a running tally

We’ve been seeing so many postings about panto cancellations and theatre redundancies we’ve decided to put together a daily updated tally of the impact on the theatre industry.

A Song For Our Time Winner Announced

Marking 20 week since theatres were shut down, the winning song from the search for ‘A Song For Our Time’ is announced.

No date for full theatre reopening before November says Dowden

With producers and venues chomping at the bit to find out whether their Christmas programming can go ahead the announcement by the Culture Secretary yesterday must come. as a blow.

Details of the Cultural Recovery Fund are released to the arts community

Oliver Dowden has released details of how the £1.57 billion allocated by the government to help prop up the arts community across the UK and how to apply.

Live indoor performances resume 1 August – Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson announced today that live indoor performances will be able to resume from 1 August 2020 with a socially distanced audience.

Theatres across the UK start redundancy consultations in case aid comes too late

It appears that for many theatres in the West End and around the UK, the government’s £1.57 billion arts aid package may be too late, with little clarification on who might be eligible many are now entering into redundancy consultations.

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is now a theatre at risk

Birmingham Repertory Theatre is entering a period of redundancy consultations as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic.

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