Capital Theatres dark to midsummer

Apr 16 2020 | By More

Festival, Kings & Studio closed to June 21

Capital Theatres has announced that its Festival, King’s and Studio theatres will now be closed until Sunday 21 June 2020 due to the Covid-19 lockdown, while the Jazz Festival cancels completely.

All performances and events due to take place before June 21 at the three venues are cancelled or rescheduled. The company says that further instructions will be directly emailed to all customers affected, although it warns that this process “may take several weeks”.

In a separate statement, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues festival has announced that, in line with the main Edinburgh festivals, it will not now be presenting either its July festival or the Festival Carnival.

The Festival Theatre is dark until June 21. Pic: Thom Dibdin

Capital Theatres joins the other Edinburgh theatres in extending their closures due to the Covid-19 measures. See our Festival Theatre listings,  King’s Theatre listings, and Studio Theatre listings.

The Lyceum has cancelled the remainder of its 2019/20 season as well as all its Summer on Stage courses. The performance of Adam Buxton Rambles on May 31 has been rescheduled to Friday September 4 2020. Christmas show, The Snow Queen, remains on sale. Our Lyceum listings are here.

The Traverse has closed and suspended its programme “until further notice” and cancelled its Edinburgh Fringe productions. However, the theatre is developing an online presence starting with the Five from Inside monologues by the Donny’s Brain cast (see news story: Five from Inside) and promises that it will be offering more online events. Our Traverse listings are here.

The Brunton has cancelled or rescheduled all performances and events until August 6. To augment its ticket purchase calendar it has a useful Covid-19 events page, with a full list of dates for rescheduled shows and a list of cancelled shows. Our Brunton listings are here.

The Edinburgh Playhouse has suspended all performances until Sunday 31 May. The customer service team will be contacting all affected customers to help either exchange to a new performance of your choice or to send you a full credit voucher for your booking, including any fees. Our Playhouse listings are here.

In a statement today, Thursday 15 April 2020, The Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival announced that it is planning to hold its 2021 edition from Friday 16 to Sunday 25 July and has rescheduled its concerts by Jools Holland and Curtis Stigers to July 2021– tickets remain valid or refunds can be claimed. All other 2020 events have been cancelled.

The Edinburgh Festival Carnival has said that it hopes to be back next year with the Carnival now scheduled for Sunday 18 July 2021.


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