Theatre Royal Wakefield cancels shows following government advice over coronavirus

Theatre Royal Wakefield has announced that it is closing to the public following government and UK Theatre guidance issued yesterday regarding coronavirus.

Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 11:39 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th March 2020, 2:20 pm

At present it is unknown how long the closure will last.

All performances until March 28 have been cancelled with immediate effect.

The café and box office will remain open. Online booking for events after this date is still available from theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk and telephone bookings can be made on 01924 211 311.

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This timeframe may be subject to change depending on the advice received from the Government.

Theatre Royal Wakefield said they will endeavour to reschedule the effected events, but this may not be possible.

Customers who have booked tickets to any affected shows are entitled to a full refund and will be contacted in due course. Theatre Royal Wakefield is a small theatre that relies heavily on local support and so are asking customers to consider the possibility of donating the cost of their ticket to help keep the theatre afloat in these most unusual circumstances.

Katie Town, Executive Director, said: "Theatre Royal Wakefield takes the health of our visitors, staff, artists and volunteers very seriously.

Theatre Royal Wakefield cancels shows following government advice over coronavirus.

"We would like to reiterate that there have been no cases of Coronavirus reported within the building or by Theatre Royal Wakefield staff, and recent visitors have no reason to be concerned."

Any further updates will be posted on the Theatre’s website, theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk and social media channels.