Should I go to the theatre during the Coronavirus outbreak?

Updated: 17th March 2020

Will Longman
Will Longman


On Monday, 16th March, the Prime Minister advised against all unnecessary social contact in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus leading which causes the disease Covid-19. 

In response, we have received the following communication from SOLT and UK Theatre, who represent many of the UK's theatres: "We regret to announce that from this evening (including tonight's performances) SOLT and UK Theatre venues have closed following official government advice. They will remain closed until further notice and will re-open when possible, following government recommendations."

We are likely to learn more in the coming days about how many performances are affected, and this may differ from show to show and venue to venue. As soon as a suspended show is confirmed as cancelled, we will automatically process refunds.

Please do not contact us to request a refund. We are extremely busy and your enquiry will not be processed any quicker, as we will work through refunds automatically as performances are cancelled.

We thank you for your patience and understanding in these unprecedented times.

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