Wolverhampton Grand extends closure period
Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's closure period has been extended.
After announcing it would be closing its doors until March 29 yesterday, it has now been revealed that the Lichfield Street theatre will be closed until April 19.
A release from the venue said: "Following advice from the UK government which stipulates that people should avoid public buildings, including theatres, and the position adopted by the industry body, UK Theatre, management at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has taken the decision to extend the closure period until April 19.
"For performances after April 19, we are in discussions with producers and will keep all ticket holders informed as we continue to follow recommendations and advice from the relevant authorities.
"While we very much regret this decision, the welfare of our loyal patrons and our 160 employees is of the upmost importance to our organisation.
"We will contact all customers who have purchased tickets for upcoming performances as soon as possible."
Customers have the option to have tickets refunded to their personal theatre account as credit, or refunded to the method of payment used when purchasing.
For cash payments, refunds will be issued via a cheque which will be posted to you.
The statement continues: "You may, if you wish, donate the cost of your purchase to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre’s Charity to help us safeguard our wonderful organisation in these difficult times, which has been at the heart of Wolverhampton for the past 125 years.
"Please be assured you do not need to contact the Grand Theatre, customers will be contacted directly as soon as possible, and in performance date order.
"We will work closely with producers during the coming weeks in order to do our best to reschedule the productions on alternative dates.
"Wolverhampton Grand Theatre would like to personally thank all of the customers who are choosing to donate their ticket money or their £3 booking fee back to the theatre when the Box Office have contacted them for refunds. Your support to the safeguarding of our beloved theatre is hugely appreciated.
"We wholeheartedly thank you for your patience and understating during this unprecedented and difficult time."
Show set to take place during this period included Curtains starring Jason Manford, Russell Watson, Carmen and Madama Butterfly.
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