1. ITV Report

West End theatres to stay closed until June at the earliest

The bright lights of London's West End will stay switched off until June at the earliest as theatres deal with the impact of coronavirus.

An empty Shaftesbury Avenue in London's West End during the lockdown

The Society of London Theatre said all performances up to and including 31 May 2020 were cancelled.

Theatres were waiting for "further clarity from the government" before deciding when performances may resume.

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We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund.

If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

– Society of London Theatre

Last month the Prime Minister announced all pubs, restaurants, cinemas and gyms across the UK would close. Nightclubs, theatres, and leisure centres also fell under the same measures.