A message to our APL friends

 

VITAL SUPPORT TO ARTS, CULTURE & HERITAGE  SECTOR ANNOUNCED:

In response to the Government announcement of a £1.5 Billion support package, APL Theatre wholeheartedly welcomes this vital support which recognises the crucial economic, cultural and social impact of theatre and culture across our nation. 

Huge thanks to DCMS, Arts Council England, UK Theatre, and politicians across parties for listening to the industry's cries for support in its darkest days which have now been given a hopeful light of survival. 

ANTONY STUART-HICKS | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

UPDATE FROM UK THEATRE & SOLT TASK FORCE:

The five stages of the phased return to professional performing arts are as follows:

Stage One

Rehearsal and training (no audiences and adhering to social distancing guidelines)

Stage Two

Performances for broadcast and recording purposes (adhering to social distancing guidelines)

Stage Three

Performances outdoors with an audience plus pilots for indoor performances with a limited distance audience

Stage Four

Performances allowed indoors / outdoors (but with a limited distanced audience indoors)

Stage Five

Performances allowed indoors / outdoors (with a fuller audience indoors)

"While the five-stage roadmap towards reopening of performing arts venues and productions is welcomed, it is essential that government gives indicative “no earlier” than dates for stages 3 to 5 now so that the sector can plan for the future – otherwise with no information at all, theatres and producers will have to assume a worst-case scenario and plan to be shut for a long period. With the rest of the economy now reopening quickly, we firmly believe that with the right safety processes in place, we can get back to full audiences in theatres within months – we now need the government to confirm this."

Julian Bird CEO UK Theatre l Society of London Theatre

 

Enquiries to APL Theatre via email only at this time, thank you for your co-operation.

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