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Salisbury Playhouse and Arts Centre events CANCELLED

Salisbury Playhouse and Arts Centre events CANCELLED

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 10:15am 17th March 2020. (Updated at 2:00pm 17th March 2020)

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Wiltshire Creative is calling off performances for two months in response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The announcement's been made this morning (Tuesday 17th March) with immediate effect - through until 16th May.

Wiltshire Creative say they're 'following government guidelines and advice from industry bodies' on coronavirus.

Their Executive Director, Sebastian Warrack, said:

"We are very sorry to disappoint audiences but, at this difficult and unprecedented time for everyone, we believe this to be the right and proper action. The wellbeing of our audiences, staff, volunteers and artists is paramount.

"We hope that audiences will return in the future when, more than ever, we will need all the support we can receive to continue offering a full range of arts, entertainment and cultural activities."

Wiltshire Creative Signage March 2020
Signage has been put up outside Wiltshire Creative venues

ADVICE FOR TICKET HOLDERS

You'll be contacted by the team from Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre.

You're asked NOT to call or visit either venue.

Salisbury Arts Centre (Mike Draper)
Salisbury Arts Centre will also be affected by the temporary closure

WHAT ABOUT THE SALISBURY ARTS FESTIVAL? 

That's due to start on 22nd May 2020, and so isn't affected by the closure at this stage.

Wiltshire Creative say 'a decision on events following this period will be taken at a later date'.

There's also more information for customers on the Wiltshire Creative website.

SOME CITY HALL SALISBURY EVENTS OFF

Some events at the Wiltshire Council run venue have been postponed 'due to recent government advice'.

City Hall in Salisbury with new branding - April 2018
City Hall in Salisbury is being affected by some postponements

So far, the following shows won't be going ahead: 

  • Thursday 19th March - Seven Drunken Nights: The Story of the Dubliners
  • Friday 20th March - Jack Dee
  • Saturday 21st March - Salisbury Symphony Orchestra
  • Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March - Something Old, Something New: Salisbury Dance Studios
  • Sunday 5th April - Milton Jones

Customers with tickets to those shows will be contacted by the Box Office and we're asked not to call them.

UPDATE FROM THE MAYFLOWER

Mayflower Theatre 30th anniversary (Mayflower)
Performances at Southampton's Mayflower are also being affected

The Southampton venue will be taking the situation 'on a week by week basis'.

They've said Welsh National Opera performances this week and Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes for next week have been CANCELLED.

In a statement, they've said:

"We will update information on our website and social media on a regular basis. All affected customers will be notified directly, we ask that customers do not call the theatre. Please note that the box office counter at the theatre is closed."

POSTPONEMENTS AT THE LIGHTS IN ANDOVER

The Test Valley Borough Council venue's decided to push back all events scheduled for the next three and a half weeks: 

A statement on their website says: 

"We have many very loyal customers and we truly value everyone’s understanding and support during this incredibly challenging period for the theatre industry as a whole. The Box Office will be incredibly busy over the next few days contacting people, so do please bear with us.  From the whole team at The Lights, please continue to look after one another."

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