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Theatre in Telford is back...

The Place Telford is delighted to be re-opening its doors to the public with a packed programme of live theatre starting from 24 July.

After 16 months of being closed for theatre shows the whole team are very excited to be welcoming visitors again to enjoy art and culture on their doorstep in the company of other theatre-goers. The building was transformed last year from a theatre to a Covid-19 testing centre as part of Telford and Wrekin Council’s response to the pandemic.

But with the announcement about restrictions being lifted as of 19 July The Place Telford will once again act as the region’s premier entertainment venue.

And a spell-binding adventure awaits with the very first show as Dragons and Mythical Beasts are brought to life in a magical show for all the family.

The team at The Place Telford have been busy rescheduling shows and tickets for customers as well as taking the opportunity to give technical equipment an overhaul, lighting and sound desks have been updated, as well as having a team of contractors in to install new lighting and fire-doors as well as a complete re-decoration.

The Place Telford will continue with measures to help people feel comfortable during their visit:

Hand sanitizer stations throughout the building and we ask patrons to use these regularly
Additional seating in the auditorium to allow patrons to move from their allocated seats if they wish
Upgraded air handling system to constantly circulate fresh air in the auditorium
Enhanced cleaning before every performance
Online booking and e-tickets (no need to print, just show on phone)
A new ticket delivery method to send tickets directly to ticketholders’ mobile phones (no queuing at the box office)
Remote bar ordering (no queuing at the bar!)
Staff will continue to wear face coverings and maintain social distance where possible
Audiences are encouraged to wear face coverings if they can

“This is something we have all been looking forward to for so long now! The team here at The Place Telford can’t wait to see theatre-goers back in the venue, enjoying live theatre and the shared experience of watching as part of an audience. We have some fantastic shows lined up from live music to drama, comedy and family favourites.”

Cllr Eileen Callear, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Visitor Economy

 

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