Tobacco Factory Theatres Closes Due to Coronavirus and Launches Donations Campaign
Tobacco Factory Theatres is the latest in a line of Bristol and UK theatres to announce its closure due to coronavirus.
The theatre industry has been hit hard by advice from government to close. Tobacco Factory Theatres said in a statement their doors would be closed until further notice.
In a statement, it said: ‘The health and wellbeing of vulnerable members of our community is our highest priority and this should help delay the further spread of Coronavirus.
We are currently working hard to reschedule upcoming performances, and all ticket holders will be contacted shortly. Please bear with us in the meantime.’
The theatre is also asking for help to survive the future because it relies on ticket sales to make up 75 per cent of its annual income, receiving just 5 per cent of public funding.
Continuing, the statement says: ‘With events closed and no audiences coming in, it will be increasingly difficult to cover our ongoing costs and pay our staff.
Given the scale of this challenge, we are asking for your help. A donation of any amount will help keep our community-led, enterprising charity going through very uncertain times, and enable us to support artists who’ve lost work.’
Donations to the theatre can be made on the following link: https://www.tobaccofactorytheatres.com/make-a-donation/