The Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is to close until 25th April 2020.
As supporters of the Theatre Royal, Suffolk Village Info received this letter from the Theatre this afternoon and wants to share this with our readers
Following Government advice issued on Monday 16 March 2020, we are writing to tell you – our closest supporters – that Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds will now be closed up to and including Saturday 25th April 2020. All programmed shows, outreach projects, education & youth theatre workshops and theatre tours between today and this date will now be cancelled.
Those who have bookings for those shows, tours or workshops will be contacted by our Box Office and offered theatre credit or refunds. As an independent charity, however, fulfilling refunds for all cancelled performances could be financially challenging for us and, as such, we are appealing to customers to consider donating all or part of their ticket price. Tickets for shows programmed from 26th April still stand at the moment as we will be reviewing this situation every 3 weeks and will make further announcements in due course.
As you know, we have over 200 years’ experience of weathering storms here at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, and whilst this is unchartered territory for us all, the Board of Trustees, Management Team and all staff are determined to fight to ensure we have a theatre which will continue to entertain and educate audiences for many years to come.
It’s been a wonderful spring season so far and we have so enjoyed sharing it with you, we look forward very much to throwing open the doors of this beautiful theatre and to seeing you again soon. We are so grateful to you for your support and understanding, and would frankly not survive without your support and care, as we make decisions to protect our theatre, staff, visiting companies and artists. If you have any questions or indeed if there is anything that we can help you with, then do get in touch – we are here for you even if the shows are not!
With all best wishes from us all here at Theatre Royal,