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Covid Capacity Cap lifted

Covid Capacity Cap lifted

Indoor capacity regs to go from Monday

Scotland is to remove all limits on indoor gatherings in public spaces, imposed because of the Omicron variant of Covid, from Monday 24 January 2022.

January 18, 2022 | By | Reply More
Indoor Covid restrictions extended

Indoor Covid restrictions extended

Shows cancel as Covid measures continue to Jan 24

Indoor events will not resume at normal capacity until Monday 24 January 2022 at the earliest, as the Scottish Government extends indoor Covid mitigation measures for an extra week.

January 11, 2022 | By | Reply More
Post-Christmas shows cancelled

Post-Christmas shows cancelled

Panto and ballet to close on Christmas Eve

The King’s panto Sleeping Beauty and Scottish Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Festival Theatre will close on Christmas Eve, cancelling all remaining performances, as Nicola Sturgeon limits theatre audiences to 200 and re-imposes one metre social distancing.

December 21, 2021 | By | Reply More
Theatres’ opening hope…

Theatres’ opening hope…

Will two-metre distancing go on August 9?

Edinburgh’s theatres are facing the real prospect of being able re-open, after the Scottish Government amended its roadmap out of Covid, so it will now remove all physical distancing measures from Monday August 9 2021.

June 24, 2021 | By | Reply More
Fringe sets on-sale date

Fringe sets on-sale date

Fringe Society confirms 2021 event will have hybrid format

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has announced that the first tickets for EdFringe 2021 will go on sale on Thursday 1 July and that it will be a hybrid event, with three levels of performance.

June 9, 2021 | By | Reply More
Theatres can reopen

Theatres can reopen

Limited reopening set for Monday May 17

Theatres will be allowed to reopen, albeit with strict social distancing requirements and limited audiences, from Monday May 17 2021 as most of Scotland moves into Level 2 of Covid lockdown.

May 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
£955K for Ed Theatres

£955K for Ed Theatres

Second wave of Covid funds announced:

Six Edinburgh organisations have received a total of £955,698 as part of the £5m Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund, the second round of government support, administered by Creative Scotland and announced on Thursday 24 September 2020.

September 25, 2020 | By | Reply More
Letter to FM

Letter to FM

Full text of Capital Theatres’ letter to the FM:

This is the full text of the letter sent from Capital Theatres to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Wednesday 9 September 2020.

September 10, 2020 | By | Reply More
King’s Double Jeopardy

King’s Double Jeopardy

Jobs or King’s, Capital Theatres tells FM:

Capital Theatres has sent a stark warning to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon that without emergency funds it will either have to sack workers or risk the King’s theatre closing for good.

September 10, 2020 | By | 3 Replies More
£57m for culture

£57m for culture

Another £57m consequentials allocated:

The Scottish Government has allocated a further £57m of the £97m barnet consequentials reserved for the covid-19 response to the cultural sector.

August 28, 2020 | By | Reply More