Update

Thank you for sharing our #LetTheMusicPlay post. We’re sure it helped with the decision to start the reopening process and aid provided for theatres.

It started on Saturday with the recommencement of live theatre; albeit open air only.

Under the new guidelines, theatres are required to limit capacity and ticket sales to ensure social distancing. They also need to sell tickets online to ensure track and trace would be possible, and are encouraged to provide e-ticketing to avoid contact. Backstage staff, performers, and musicians will be asked to observe social distancing “wherever possible.”

Whilst this is far from ideal, and will render many productions uneconomic to produce, it is a step in the right direction.