Government confirms Step 3 of the roadmap from 17 May

The Government today announced that step 3 of the roadmap will go ahead

The Government today announced that step 3 of the roadmap will go ahead on 17 May, meaning theatres across England can reopen with social distancing.

Reacting to the announcement, Julian Bird, CEO of Society Of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre said:

"Today’s confirmation that Step 3 of the Government roadmap will go ahead on May 17 is very good news, allowing England’s theatre industry to begin the process of reopening.  A number of theatres will be welcoming audiences back to socially distanced performances while also creating work for our world leading workforce. Theatres will be following our industry wide See it Safely protocols to ensure a consistency of customer experience and that the latest government Covid guidelines are being followed.

"We are optimistic that this announcement paves the way for a full reopening from 21 June, and it is hugely encouraging to see audience confidence growing, reflected in increasing ticket sales."

Theatre is nothing without its audiences and we encourage theatre lovers to book now for their favourite shows. From brand new musicals and romantic plays to family-friendly shows and iconic hits, there's plenty of exciting theatre to enjoy in England this year. 

To help you decide what to book, visit the Theatre Tokens website, where you can search for theatres across the country and discover all the amazing shows now on sale.

When booking, many theatres are signed up to the Book with Confidence. Exchange with Ease‘ pledge offering unprecedented booking flexibility, and when you see our industry-wide See It Safely mark, you can rest assured that the show you're booking for is Covid secure and following the Government's latest guidance.

We can’t wait to see you in theatres soon and please join us in celebrating this momentous occasion by sharing your pictures using #BackOnStage. 

Date Published: 10 May 2021
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