Guiseley Theatre Statement Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Although it was only on Monday 16 that we issued our first Policy statement with respect to the Coronavirus situation it feels as if it were 7 weeks ago not 7 days. We find ourselves in an international emergency which is demanding a heavier and heavier price. Last Monday the Government and Public Health England strongly advised everyone that they should not attend theatres, cinemas, pubs, restaurants etc. On Wednesday it was further compounded when it was confirmed that all schools would close on Friday 20 March.
As a responsible community organisation the Board of Guiseley Theatre CIC believe that we must support these restrictions which are designed to overcome the threat from Covid-19. We have therefore agreed that we will join many other Theatres and community organisations in closing our Theatre until at least Monday 20th April. We will of course constantly review this in light of Government and Public Health England advice. However it seems that it is unlikely we will be able to reopen then and it could be well into the summer before advice would allow us to reopen.
We would like to thank all of our user groups and individuals for their support to us in this last week – to say it has been eventful is perhaps the understatement of the century so far! Please let us know if you are running any online classes and we will do our best to share and support where we can!
Please also bear with us whilst we reschedule our busy events calendar! Everyone who has booked a ticket to one of our upcoming events will be personally notified of new dates and offered a refund. This may however take some time so we would be grateful for your patience over the coming weeks.
We also would like to remind you that we are primarily a voluntary organisation and rely fully on public support... if you can spare a penny or two to keep our regeneration efforts going, we would be so grateful. You can donate today at https://www.justgiving.com/cr…/guiseleytheatrematthews200th…
We all face a difficult and challenging period but if we work with a common purpose using our common sense and kindness we will emerge better and stronger people at the end of it.
Lastly, we hope you all stay safe and well and we can not wait to welcome you all back into the theatre when the time comes for our busiest events programme yet.
The Guiseley Theatre Team!
To Our Theatre
150 YEARS YOUNG
Thursday 26th December 1867 saw
Guiseleys new Town Hall open its doors for the very first time. 150 years later, the building has seen many different identities from hospital, to cinema and library to fire station. Now it is a thriving and beautiful theatre.