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Since early March the events industry has been mostly without work. All kinds of major and local events are currently prohibited due to the COVID-19 crisis. Corporate events, conferences, concerts, festivals, weddings, trade shows and theatrical performances, both professional and non-professional, are no longer able to go ahead. This is leaving an entire industry dormant, with over 25,000 businesses and over half a million workers throughout the UK directly suffering the ill effects. 

The Barn Theatre Welwyn Garden City is proud to be participating in the Light It In Red Project.

Light It In Red is a joint project created and managed by Clearsound Productions Ltd, a UK-based production company, in a joint partnership with the Backstage Theatre Jobs forum.

The goal is to have a conversation with politicians and the Government about how the billion-pound events industry can be saved from a massive wave of insolvency and how the preservation of over half a million jobs can be ensured.

On 10th August 2020 participants will once again be lighting their buildings, or buildings in their region, red in order to draw attention to the dramatic situation in the events industry. We were the first ones out, and will be the last ones back in.

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Thank you for your support!

To all members of The Barn Theatre, and our audience.

We have seen the announcement today (17th July 2020) about theatre opening from August which is, of course, tremendously exciting! However, we will have to wait until we see the conditions before we make any firm plans.

Rest assured we will be watching closely and doing everything possible to bring our audience back to our lovely theatre. We've missed you, but we need to make sure we can be safe as well as legal.

So, currently the situation for us remains as it was...

After consultation with our directors, casts and creative teams in light of the new advice from Government, The Barn has, with great regret, decided to suspend the remainder its season until further notice. As we all take measures to protect ourselves and others close to us it would be unwise to try and continue

As soon as the situation eases sufficiently we will let everyone know our plans for re-opening.

In the meantime we wish you all well.

Simon Parr, Chairman

Simon Parr

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