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 once more from Saturday 24 July.
After 16 monthsof being closed for theatre shows the whole team are excited to be welcomingvisitors to enjoy art and culture on their doorstep in the company of othertheatre-goers.
The buildingwas transformed last year from a theatre to a Covid-19 testing centre as partof Telford & Wrekin Council’s response to the pandemic but withrestrictions being lifted on 19 July The Place will once again act as theregion’s premier entertainment venue.
A spell-bindingadventure awaits with the very first show as dragons and mythical beasts arebrought to life in a magical experience for all the family with Dragons and Mythical Beasts performance taking place on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 July.
The theatre hasbeen completely redecorated and the team have been busy giving technicalequipment an overhaul, updating the lighting and sound desks.
The Place Telford will continue with measures to help people feelcomfortable during their visit and these include hand sanitizer stationsthroughout the building, additional seating in the auditorium to allowaudiences to move from their allocated seats if they wish and upgraded airhandling system to constantly circulate fresh air in the auditorium. There will be enhanced cleaning before everyperformance as well as online booking and e-tickets and remote bar ordering (noqueuing at the bar). Staff will continueto wear face coverings and maintain social distance where possible and audiencesare encouraged to wear face coverings
Councillor Eileen Callear, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture andVisitor Economy said. “This is something we have all been looking forward tofor so long now! The team here at The Place cannot wait to see theatre-goersback in the venue, enjoying live theatre and the shared experience of watchingas part of an audience. We have some fantastic shows lined up from live music,drama, comedy and family favourites.”
Staff at The Place - Telford look forward to welcoming visitors back.
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David Bolton, Heather Swanson, Sue Gibson and Gary Parton - Theatre Team