Decides not to stage any performances while social distancing required
New Wimbledon Theatre. Picture: Mike Pennington
The New Wimbledon Theatre has announced it will not reopen until June this year.
It will mean that one of London’s largest theatres will have been closed for more than 15 months in total.
Unlike some theatres in the capital the theatre, which opened in 1901, has made the decision not to open with social distancing measures in place.
Under the current government roadmap, theatres will be able to reopen from 17 May but social distancing measures must be in place.
New Wimbledon Theatre has suspended all performances until 26 June .
The hope is that on 21 June, all social distancing measures will be removed in England.
In a statement ATG Tickets, which runs the theatre, said, “Bookings for performances with confirmed rescheduled dates will be automatically moved to the new dates and customers will be informed accordingly.
“We are working with producers to reschedule as many postponed shows as possible and thank you in advance for your patience. Full credit vouchers which include all fees, or refunds, are available for all cancelled shows.
“Over the last few months, our teams up and down the country have successfully rescheduled thousands of performances of great quality plays, musicals, comedy and live music.”
There were some events scheduled far ahead at the 1,670 seat theatre in May and early June but these have now been postponed.
Those who have booked performances up to 16 May are currently being contacted by the company while others should be contacted by 14 May at the latest.
The statement added, “On behalf of all our staff, backstage crews, front-of -house teams, actors, dancers, musicians and the entire industry we thank you for your support as we work together to ensure the future success of British Theatre. With your ongoing support, we believe we can come back faster and stronger than ever before.”
This week the theatre also announced it would be staging the west end hit musical Dreamgirls next year with tickets on sale from Tuesday 27 April.
Value Reading Articles Like This? Help Us Produce More
This site remains committed to providing local community news and public interest journalism.
Articles such as the one above are integral to what we do. We aim to feature as much as possible on local societies, charities based in the area, fundraising efforts by residents, community-based initiatives and even helping people find missing pets.
We’ve always done that and won’t be changing, in fact we’d like to do more.
However, the readership that these stories generates is often below that needed to cover the cost of producing them. Our financial resources are limited and the local media environment is intensely competitive so there is a constraint on what we can do.
We are therefore asking our readers to consider offering financial support to these efforts. Any money given will help support community and public interest news and the expansion of our coverage in this area.
A suggested monthly payment is £8 but we would be grateful for any amount for instance if you think this site offers the equivalent value of a subscription to a daily printed newspaper you may wish to consider £20 per month. If neither of these amounts is suitable for you then contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up an alternative. All payments are made through a secure web site.
One-off donations are also appreciated. Choose The Amount You Wish To Contribute.
If you do support us in this way we’d be interested to hear what kind of articles you would like to see more of on the site – send your suggestions to the editor.
For businesses we offer the chance to be a corporate sponsor of community content on the site. For £30 plus VAT per month you will be the designated sponsor of at least two articles a month with your logo appearing if supplied. If there is a specific community group or initiative you’d like to support we can make sure your sponsorship is featured on related content for a one off payment of £50 plus VAT. All payments are made through a secure web site.
April 26, 2021