The Bristol Hippodrome is Closed When Will It Open Again?
The Bristol Hippodrome fell victim to coronavirus on the 16 March 2020, after a government announcement recommended avoiding public places including theatres.
The opening night of We Will Rock You was cancelled as audience members arrived for the evening’s performance.
Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has now released a statement updating Hippodrome customers about the company’s stance as well as refunds.
It has now confirmed that performances at all of its UK venues will be suspended until Sunday 26 April 2020.
This means it is highly likely the next production to open at the Bristol theatre is likely to be Priscilla Queen Of The Desert on Monday 11 May. Touring productions are vulnerable at the best of times, with the impact of ticket refunds and loss of money due to coronavirus closures not helping.
ATG says the closure is a ‘difficult decision’ which they know will impact on their employees, partners and companies. It is working alongside industry bodies such as the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre in what it calls ‘unprecedented times’.
A statement from ATG said: ‘We will be contacting all affected ticket holders with options regarding their bookings. As you can imagine we have a large number of orders to process, so please bear with us. We will be working in chronological order, and are currently contacting customers for performances of the week ending 22nd March, 2020.’
A series of ATG coronavirus questions can be found online at: https://www.atgtickets.com/coronavirus-info/