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Norwich Theatre Royal cancels performances after government advice on coronavirus

Norwich Theatre Royal has announced all of their planned performances are cancelled until further notice as the spread of Covid-19 continues to spread throughout the region.

This comes after the government’s latest advice on how to prevent the spread of the virus.

Performances were due to take place at Theatre Royal, Playhouse and Stage Two. Musical show, Les Miserables is among the cancellations.

"In light of the advice to the public issued by the government on Monday 16th March it is with regret that I announce that planned performances at Theatre Royal, Playhouse and Stage Two will not take place until further notice. Thank you in advance for your patience as this could take some weeks as we also, at the same time, look to abide by the Governments guidance to us as an employer which will mean running a skeleton and dispersed Box Office team shortly.

"I believe that times of crisis can make us stronger in the end if we all look after each other. I am making a commitment to looking after our customers once we have a plan for the performances that are not going ahead and would ask that our customers help me to look after our staff by being patient until we make contact."

– Stephen Crocker CEO, Norwich Theatre Royal

The theatre has announced that the Playhouse Bar is still open and other activities such as Learning and Participation will still be taking place as usual until further notice.

People are advised to check their website and social media for any updates on the events.