Curtain down again at Waterford’s Theatre Royal
Waterford’s Theatre Royal has been forced to shut its door again.
The theatre went into lockdown with the rest of the entertainment industry but re-opened in August with restricted seating. Recently it was able to increase the size of its audiences in line with the Government’s five-step guide to coping with Covid but the new tighter restrictions have brought down the curtain again.
“In line with the latest Government Covid-19 restrictions, the team at Theatre Royal Waterford are devastated to announce that all events scheduled to take place between Wednesday 7 October and Wednesday, 28 October will not go ahead,” it said in a statement.
But Theatre Manager Mary Boland promised: “During that time the theatre team will continue to work with its partners throughout Waterford’s arts community to endeavour to make work that can be presented to audiences.
“As events over the coming weeks are cancelled, our dedicated team are working hard behind the scenes to contact all ticket-holders as soon as we can in relation to rescheduling dates or refunds. We appreciate people’s patience during this process and they can rest assured that we will be in contact as soon as possible. Events outside the three-week closure remain unchanged, unless further advised, and I would ask our audiences to refer to our website and social media for updated information on events and exciting plans coming our way.
“We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the artists, promoters and technicians who have visited us since our reopening on 12 August; our fantastic team here at the Theatre Royal who have gone to enormous lengths to implement new safety protocols; and our loyal customers for continuing to purchase tickets, to attend shows and to support the arts in Waterford.”