Our Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19):
(Updated Monday 22nd June 2020)
The theatre remains closed for the foreseeable future, in common with all other venues. A small staff team are keeping the business going, even when the lights are out and there’s no-one on the stage and planning for the future.
Although lock down restrictions are being gradually eased, there is considerable uncertainty about when theatres will be able to welcome audiences again. We are focused on reopening as soon as it is safe and viable to do so. Keen as we are to bring theatre back to Guildford, the health and safety of our audiences and our staff and the long term survival of our theatre remains paramount. We hope that you will understand that due to the uncertainty and the risks we are managing, our plans are fluid. We are making challenging decisions every day to ensure the long term survival of our beloved theatre.
The theatre will be closed for the summer and we are exploring opportunities for hosting a reduced programme of one night events, films and music in the autumn. This is a chance for us to partner with local groups to present events in new ways, and to use the building as effectively as possible in a socially distanced way. Youth and participation activity is also suspended until further notice. We will be advised by government and our sector body, Theatre UK as to what will be possible as we move forward.
We have been heartened to receive over £50,000 in donations from our audience members since March which is helping to support us through this challenging time. We would like to thank you for your understanding and patience, and to recognise the incredible efforts and support of producers, artists, partners and customers over this difficult period.
The email addresses below are being monitored, so please contact us:
Box office is not able to take calls, so please email is if you have any queries.
Box Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Enquiries: email@example.com
Youth & Participation: firstname.lastname@example.org