NEWS FROM THE STABLES – updated 28/5/20
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28th May 2020
From 1st June 2020 ticket holders will be contacted, we will be offering a voucher – to be used at the theatre anytime, a refund or the opportunity to donate the value of your ticket to the theatre and production you were coming to see. We are very much hoping that all the productions planned for this season will go ahead at some point. The Council is also looking at a policy for recognising the loss of membership during this period. We really appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.
During our ‘dark’ time and within government guidelines we will be undertaking essential maintenance as well as looking at ways we can use the building and theatre for ‘one off’ events. So as the government lifts lockdown we may be able to mount such events as workshops, poetry evenings, open the bar, talks, lectures and small scale productions with a reduced audience. Again this can only be achieved within government guidelines and social distancing.
27th April 2020
We can confirm that Annie’s 3rd May Boot Sale is cancelled.
Rescheduled Dates: (click on Titles for further details).
New Writing Festival
Submissions for next year
Open 7th April to 4th May 2020
Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th August 2020
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th August 2020
Thursday 19th & Friday 20th November 2020
Friday 26th & Saturday 27th February 2021
Tuesday 4th August – Saturday 8th August 2020
Friday 11th September – Saturday 19th September 2020
Wednesday 23rd – Sunday 26th September 2020
Sunday 11th October 2020
Friday 30th October – Saturday 7th November 2020
Monday 9th November 2020
Wednesday 27th January – Saturday 6th February 2021
29th March 2020
Art Gallery – Exhibition’Time and Tide’ has been postponed and is now due to be exhibited at the Stables Art Gallery during October and November 2020
19th March 2020 –
To further clarify we have started on our programme of rescheduling shows and will be offering patrons the opportunity to transfer their bookings to a new date.
If this is not possible you will be offered;
a) An alternative show
b) A Gift voucher
c) An opportunity to donate the cost of your ticket to the theatre
d) A refund
As we are dealing with a number of different events and companies and we want to start the process of rescheduling and rebooking as soon as possible, we have taken the decision to treat shows individually. People who have made multiple bookings throughout the season will need to be contacted on more than one occasion, we apologies for this inconvenience.
Information on the status of individual shows will be shown on our website as it becomes available.
Information on shows to date
Blue Stockings is postponed new dates to be confirmed
My Old Lady has been postponed new dates to be confirmed
Assassins has been postponed new dates to be confirmed
Antony and Cleopatra – cancelled – Patrons for this show have been contacted.
18th March 2020 – The Stables Theatre Box Office will be closed until further notice.
In light of the current situation we are looking at rescheduling our 2020 programme, this will include postponing and sadly cancelling some of the productions planned at the theatre. Once our proposed New Season is agreed ticket holders will be contacted directly with the offer to transfer or receive a refund on their ticket.
Further tickets for the New Season will not be available to the general public until shows goes back into rehearsal.
Regular updates will appear on Stables online platforms. Our answerphone will be checked regularly so if you have any concerns please leave a message 01424 423221 with contact details and we will get back to you. Please watch our website for updates on individual shows.
We thank you all for your understanding and please keep well.
15th March 2020 – During this period of uncertainty the Stables Theatre needs to balance safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our volunteers & patrons with the presence of Theatre and Arts within the community and all in line with the guidelines imposed from Government.
The situation is changing daily and at present we do not know the extent to which public gatherings are going to be curtailed, we need to make sensible, rationally timed decisions.
The theatre is responding practically with the introduction of hand sanitizers and notices throughout the building. There may be times in the next few months when the box office is closed for face to face bookings. Online booking is always open or a phone message can be left.
Please do not feel disrespected if during this period we ask you not to attend the theatre if you feel at all unwell or leave the theatre if you display obvious symptoms. Our priority is to protect.
For our volunteers who need to self-isolate, please keep In touch with friends from the theatre, we at the theatre are here to support each other in whatever way we can.
‘Refunds & Cancelations Policy
Stables Theatre Plays
If the Stables Theatre cancels a performance of one of its plays then the audience member will be offered a refund or ticket for another performance of this or any other Stables play which appears on the booking plan.
If an audience member is unable to attend a performance for personal reasons then they can be offered a ticket for another performance of this or any other Stables play which appears on the booking plan. There will be no refund given.
If the Stables Theatre or Production Company cancels a performance then the audience member will be offered a refund or alternative ticket.
If an audience member is unable to attend a performance for personal reasons then they can be offered an alternative ticket for this or any other performance that appears on the booking plan. There will be no refund given but there may be a request for payment if the ticket selected is a higher price.
The theatre will be following closely advice from the Government as you will appreciate this is a constantly changing situation. So please keep yourself updated through Facebook and our website (news)