The safety of our audiences, staff, stewards and visitors always remains of paramount importance. In March, our decision to close the building earlier than lockdown became enforced was the right one. In theatre-speak, we went dark. We’re now under new Tier 4 restrictions, which mean, what spaces and activities we had managed to resume must now close down again. We are preparing to be dark for some while yet.
The longer we stay ‘dark’, the more income we lose. Our public sector funders have been magnificent but their support is not enough. While the stage remains unused and the seats remain empty, the costs of running the building even while unoccupied continue.
We must work hard to prepare to reopen, in compliance with Welsh Government guidelines and in the way that works best for our safety, as well as our community and audiences.
We are having to call on everyone we know to show their support to us in a variety of ways. We appreciate that the level at which you are able to do this will vary from person to person. However, without your investment now there may be no future - for your local theatre or the arts industry.
Please know that no matter how small you feel your contribution might be, it is amplified by the contribution of others. We ask you to be a part of our future and help support us in what we can offer now, as well as what might be ahead. The ways you can do this are simple but effective.