Theatres across the country will be wrapped in colourful tape that says “missing live theatre” as they remain closed.
Theatres have been closed since the government imposed lockdown.
— SCENE/CHANGE (@_scene_change_) July 3, 2020
As many as 70% of performing arts organisations could face permanent closure by Christmas if they don’t receive a government rescue package.
The Manchester Royal Exchange, and the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh will be wrapped today.
The campaign will cover theatres in the West End in Missing Live Theatre tape on Saturday.
The RSC, Sadler’s Wells, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and Ambassador Theatre Group, will all take part the following week.
Scene/Change said: “Today, as we launch #MissingLiveTheatre, we want to bring joy and colour to theatres across the UK and Ireland, whilst highlighting the ongoing impact of Covid-19 and what we as an industry and local communities are missing.”
“As businesses begin to reopen, the doors of theatres remain firmly shut whilst we navigate a way back to live performance.”
Theatres will keep the tape up for up to a week before it’s reused on another theatre.
Theatres wanting to join in with the campaign are advise to contact the group.
The Royal Albert Hall announced it could go bust next year.