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.
Connect with Alex:
Welcome to the fresh style of ynuk.tv We hope you are safe and well. We love broadcasting and want you to enjoy your viewing. If you’ve got any suggestions don’t hesitate to connect we want to hear from you.
Experience watching videos on the go. No matter where you are if you have a signal you have YourNewsUKtv. Just key in ynuk.tv on your smart phone or tablet and you’re there.
Subscribe to our daily news feed and be notified and the first to know when new videos or live streams have been posted.
Stay connected with us we love having you. Hope you enjoy your visit. Let us have your reaction. Drop by our comment box and leave your views on our videos and channel.
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) June 21, 2020
— YourNewsUKtv (@YourNewsUKtv) June 24, 2020