The Theatre Royal Bath has closed until at least mid-April in a bid to slow down the spread of coronavirus, as part of official government advice.
The advice, issued on Monday 16th March, says that people should avoid public buildings including theatres.
All shows in the Main House have been cancelled up to and including Saturday 11th April and in the Ustinov Studio until 9th May.
This week’s productions of Band of Gold, then subsequently What’s in a Name?, Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story and The Tempest have all be cancelled. Testmatch will no longer be happening in the Ustinov Studio.
Box Office staff are in the process of contacting ticketholders.
The Theatre Royal says ticketholders are entitled to a full refund or credit note, but are being asked to consider making a donation or part donation of their outlay to support the theatre, which operates without public subsidy.
The Box Office is still taking bookings online or by phone for all shows from 14th April.
If these shows do not go ahead due to the current circumstances, ticketholders will be entitled to receive a full refund.
Theatre management is urging the public to help keep the venue afloat in an uncertain period of closure by not receiving a refund for cancelled performances and continuing to book for upcoming events, safe in the knowledge that all outlay will be fully refunded if they do not go ahead.
Residents are also being encouraged to purchase vouchers from the Theatre Royal’s website which can be redeemed once the situation has settled.