BACUP THEATRE HAS MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE ITS DOORS AMID THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK; CANCELLING ALL SHOWS THROUGHOUT APRIL AND MAY THIS YEAR
Bacup Royal Court Theatre released a statement on 17th March 2020, announcing that after government advice and guidelines on how to manage and deal with the coronavirus outbreak, they had made the difficult decision to cancel all showings and close the doors of their theatre until the middle of May.
The management at the theatre have said that they will review and monitor the situation and have currently decided to allow all shows scheduled for the middle of May onwards, to remain in the diary, however, if the virus continues to grow and spread and still poses a significant risk to the public in May, there is a high chance that any performances for the rest of the year will also be cancelled.
Here is the theatres statement in full:
For the time being, all shows scheduled from mid-May onwards are unaffected. We will review the situation on a monthly basis, or as the situation changes, and provide an update regarding shows due to take place towards the end of May and into June and July in due course.
For now all of us here at Bacup Royal Court Theatre would like to thank you for your understanding and patience, and would like to thank you all for your ongoing support and to recognise the incredible work and countless hours that our team of volunteers have contributed over the last five years.
Take care, stay safe and we hope to see you all again very soon. Bacup Royal Court Theatre - Management
Bacup Cinema, which uses Bacup Theatre as a venue to run their community cinema from and is managed by the community group Bacup Now, have also announced that the scheduled showings of Joker on 3rd April 2020 and Frozen 2 on 5th April 2020, have also been cancelled.
The theatre have said that they will be posting an update, in regards to refunds, to anyone who has booked tickets to see any of their showings.
Bacup Cinema have announced that anyone who has bought tickets to see Frozen 2 or Joker, can get full refunds by returning to their tickets to the businesses where they initially purchased them from. All tickets purchased online for the Cinema will be refunded automatically.