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:
Rehearsal and training (no audiences and adhering to social distancing guidelines)
Performances for broadcast and recording purposes (adhering to social distancing guidelines)
Performances outdoors with an audience plus pilots for indoor performances with a limited distance audience
Performances allowed indoors / outdoors (but with a limited distanced audience indoors)
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.