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West End struggles to come alive again

West End struggles to come alive again – given lifeline

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West End struggles to come alive again 

6 July: There’s a #1.5bn government lifeline for the industry

London’s West End Theatres could open again in August. But some venues may have to wait longer. Theatres were forced to close in March when the government instructed a coronavirus lockdown across the country.  Performing arts were hit the hardest by the crisis and closures and jobs threatened.

They are in phase three of the plan. But it says: some venues which are, by design, crowded and where it may prove difficult to enact distancing may still not be able to reopen safely at this point.

Theatres will have to adhere to stringent rules on social distancing. This is something many of them have said they cannot afford to do.

Earlier the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) announced that all West End theatres would remain closed until at least 2 August.

Reporter Alex Iszatt wandered through the deserted area of theatre land.

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