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posted 31 Mar 2020, 03:34 by Bristol Old Vic Theatre Club

Amanda Adams, Head of Communications 

You may well have seen the statement released on social media indicating that, in light of the Government Statement made on 16 March regarding the global health crisis, the Bristol Old Vic suspended all performances until the end of April.

This is a hard thing for a theatre to do, but the circumstances are unprecedented. Our productions and co-productions will be rescheduled, including The Red Lion. Wherever possible, visiting work will be rescheduled into the coming year.

Alongside the postponement of these shows, we will be re-configuring both our engagement programme (including the work of the Bristol Old Vic Young Company) and the work we do supporting artists across the South West through the Bristol Ferment.

During this time, we will be working closely with other theatres, the Arts Council, Equity and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to ensure that the interests of the independent artists who provide the rocket fuel for all of our creative industries are protected. And we will continue to champion the importance of creative opportunity in every part of society, particularly in challenging times such as these.