In these extraordinary and anxious times, we have been in constant discussion with our staff, artists and theatre colleagues across the country.
In view of the government’s advice, we have now decided to close the theatre to the public until further notice. This means we have cancelled all remaining scheduled performances in our 2019/20 season, including Frantic Assembly’s I THINK WE ARE ALONE, NT Connections Festival, the Ramps on the Moon tour of OLIVER TWIST, WELCOME TO IRAN and SUCKER PUNCH as well as all our Learning & Participation activities. We hope to reschedule as many of these performances as we can at some point in the future. Though this is with a heavy heart, the wellbeing of both our staff and the wider community is our biggest priority.
Theatre Royal Stratford East is a beloved cornerstone of the local community as well as the London theatre landscape and we are determined to survive this closure and to return with gusto, with new and exciting shows to entertain you all when this is all over! If you feel able to donate to the theatre at this time, your support would mean a lot and go a long way to ensuring that we survive.
We will be in touch with all ticket bookers over the coming days - please bear with us.
Nadia Fall, Artistic Director
UPDATE FROM SEPTEMBER 2020
We have carried out a risk assessment for employees working within our building in light of the COVID outbreak. We are committed to maintaining a safe workplace and to meeting our duty of care to your employees.
Key steps that we are taking cover:
- Self-declarations for staff and visitors regarding health
- Maintenance of 2m social distancing for all employees. Where this is not possible, other mitigation methods are in place
- Increased cleaning, hand sanitizer and sign posting for employees for hand washing
- Reduction in room capacities
- Cohort working to minimise contact
We will regularly review our risk assessments and update these as we gradually reopen the building to the public.