Arcola suspends performances


London theatre news: Sunday 15 March 2020


Coronavirus - Off-West End

Arcola Theatre suspends all public performances until further notice, to avoid contributing to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Arcola Theatre, London, seen from the street.

Photo: Peter Brown 2015


The Arcola Theatre is suspending all public performances until further notice, in order to avoid contributing to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).


In a statement to its subscribers on 15 March the Arcola said ...


"The impact of COVID-19 is a critical threat to Arcola and to the livelihoods of all those who work in the arts.


Most of Arcola's funding comes from people like you, coming to see our performances.


Without these performances, the vast majority of our income is gone.


But we do not believe that it is practical or responsible for us to stage shows while people's lives are at risk.


We will be contacting affected ticket-holders shortly.


We are determined to survive, to retain our dedicated team, and to get our shows back on track as soon as possible.


So we need your help urgently.


Arcola Theatre is a registered charity, and any donation - large or small - will ensure that our theatre stays thriving, long after this crisis is past."


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