Jason Manford will be hosting tonight’s Olivier Awards.
Society Of London Theatre
UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre have launched a scheme they hope will give audiences confidence that venues are closely following Covid-19 guidelines.
The boss of a major theatre body has welcomed the Government’s suggestion that mass testing could help get audiences back into theatres.
More shows will close and not reopen and more theatres will go out of business, the chief of the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre has warned.
The Society of London Theatre has said that all performances at West End theatres are cancelled until April 26 “whilst we wait for further clarity from the Government” about the Covid-19 outbreak.
Hit musicals like Hamilton and The Book Of Mormon buoyed London’s theatre industry in 2018 despite a sharp decline in the number of people attending plays.
London’s theatre industry enjoyed a record year in 2017, with attendances topping 15 million for the first time since records began, while the average ticket cost £46.71.