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COVID-19 ~ The Road to Resuming Recitals
In the Downing Street Coronavirus briefing last Monday (10th May 2021) the Prime Minister confirmed that the easing of restrictions for Step 3 on the "roadmap" will go ahead on 17th May. Among many other reliefs, this allows performance venues to reopen albeit with mitigations such as limiting audience sizes to half the venues' normal maximum capacities and maintaining social distancing. Under these restraints we could accommodate audiences a little over 80 people at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre and St. Barnabas's Church, Linslade.
At that time it was hoped that the roadmap could be followed smoothly to the full relaxation of restrictions at Step 4 on 21st June. However, during the course of the week it was identified that the Indian variant of COVID-19 had started to spread rapidly in some areas. This triggered a further briefing yesterday (Friday) at which it was re-affirmed that Step 3 would still be taken this coming Monday but the scientific data would be closely monitored to determine whether or not it might require Step 4 to be delayed. Nevertheless we, and our venues, have every hope that we can proceed with our plans for resuming our recitals for the 2021–2022 Season. Together we intend to make attendance at our events comfortable and covid-safe to encourage confidence in all potential audience members who are clamouring to enjoy live music events once more.
You'll find our planned series of events on the Upcoming tab of this website and we are engaging as many as possible of the artists from the cancelled 2020–2021 season. Some fine tuning of programmes has yet to take place and ticketing arrangements will be given in due course.
The Theatre’s website will also contain those details and tickets will be available from its online box office.
We’ll keep you updated through our website and by email. If you’re not already on our mailing list you may sign up by submitting your name and email address on the right of this page.
We look forward to seeing you again in the autumn.
15 April 2021