Covid-19 Theatre status

March 17, 2020 | By | Reply More

The current status of Edinburgh’s theatres due to Covid-19

Edinburgh’s Theatres initially all declared themselves open to business as usual, but as the Covid-19 situation changed, they went dark one by one.

This page contains the current open or closed status of each Edinburgh theatre.

The Lyceum, like most of Edinburgh’s theatres is now closed. Pic: Eamonn McGoldrick

Following the Scottish Government’s advice to suspend all gatherings of over 500 people and the UK Government’s advice for people to shun social gatherings altogether, nearly every Edinburgh theatre has now gone dark.

We will be creating a historical timeline page to document the closure of  the theatres due to Covid-19 and  keep this page updated in anticipation that theatres will begin to reopen at some point.

Page last updated: 2.15pm. Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Assembly Roxy
2 Roxburgh Place, EH8 9SU. Box office: 0131 623 3030
Website: www.assemblyfestival.com.
STATUS: Dark.
The building will not be open for public events until at least April 10. Latest update: Tuesday 17 March 2020, 2.15pm.

Bedlam Theatre
11b Bristo Place, EH1 1EZ
Website: https://bedlamtheatre.co.uk.
STATUS: Dark.
The EUTC production of Consent on Weds 18/Thurs 19 has now been cancelled. Latest update: Tuesday 17 March 2020, 5.30pm.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Box office: 0131 665 2240
Website : www.thebrunton.co.uk
STATUS: Dark. Not officially so, but all performances this week are either cancelled or due to be rescheduled. Latest update: Tuesday 17 March 4.30pm.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Website: www.assemblyroomsedinburgh.co.uk
STATUS: Dark. EPT’s Men Should Weep has postponed as a cast member has Covid-19. The next scheduled performance is in April. Latest update: Monday 16 March 2020 9.15pm.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Box office: 0131 529 6000.
Website: www.capitaltheatres.com
STATUS: Dark. All shows cancelled or postponed during March and April. Latest update: Monday 16 March 2020.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Box office: 0131 529 6000.
Website: www.capitaltheatres.com
STATUS: Dark. All shows cancelled or postponed during March and April. Latest update: Monday 16 March 2020.

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Box office: 0131 248 4848.
Website: https://lyceum.org.uk
STATUS: Dark. Cancelled/postponed all performances this month. All remaining perfs of Mrs Puntilla and Wind Resistance. Also, due to cancelled rehearsals, perfs of Castle Lenox in May. Cancelling all participation classes to end of term (March 28). NOT currently cancelling Barefoot in the Park or Life is a Dream. Latest update: 11am Tuesday 17 March 2020.

Playhouse
18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Box office: 0844 871 3014.
Website: www.atgtickets.com
STATUS: Dark. “Shows in all ATG UK venues are temporarily suspended with immediate effect. Given the current ambiguity and lack of clarity as to how long our theatres may be closed for, we hope to provide you with an update within the next 48 hours regarding the exchange of tickets”. Latest update: Monday 16 March 2020, 7pm.

The Studio at Festival Theatre
22 Potterrow, EH8 9BL. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000.
Website: www.capitaltheatres.com
STATUS: Dark. All shows cancelled or postponed during March and April. Latest update: Monday 16 March 2020.

Traverse
10 Cambridge Street, EH1 2ED.
Box office: 0131 228 1404.
Website: www.traverse.co.uk.
STATUS: Dark. Building closed to the public and programme suspended until further notice. Latest update: Tuesday 17 March 2020, 4pm.

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