Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
5:37 PM 17th March 2020

York Theatre Royal Cancels All Public Performances And Events Until 11 April

York Theatre Royal has cancelled all public performances and events until 11 April.

Ticket holders are being asked to consider donating the price of their tickets to the theatre after York Theatre Royal cancelled all public performances and events until 11 April.

Shows at theatres nationwide were cancelled following the latest government advice about the Coronavirus pandemic.

The theatre box office will be contacting ticket holders for the next four weeks of performances (17 March to 11 April). They are being asked not to contact box office directly but wait to be contacted.

“The closure of theatres in the UK puts York Theatre Royal, along with hundreds of other theatres, into a critical situation. We are asking that people consider donating their ticket purchase to the theatre at this time. As a charity, their support is crucial to our survival,” said a theatre spokesperson.

“If they cannot do this, we’d ask that they consider a credit to their account. If none of this is satisfactory, they can choose a refund.”

“If the closure period is extended, we will be in touch with bookers for future performances in good time, and we’ll also post updates to our website and social media channels.

“It’s with enormous sadness that we take these measures, but the safety of our audiences, staff and community is of utmost importance.

“We are looking at ways we can be of use to the wider York community during this time. More details regarding these plans will follow.”

The theatre building, including the café and box office, is remaining open at present.