Theatre, Halstead. Tel: 07778 025490
Empire Theatre Closure Update - 10th April 2020
The Theatre will remain closed at the present time, and we shall be
following the UK Government guidelines and advice with regards the Covid-19
virus, and how it affects the theatre, we shall remain monitoring the
situation and will keep you informed, with updates and news.
We would like to remain positive at this time and we would like to announce
that we have decided to plan for later in the year, when we believe
life will return to normality, so we have rescheduled some of the shows
that were cancelled, plus added two new ones which were planned before
the closure, we have the return of one of our most successful shows
in Money for Nothing, the superb tribute to Dire Straits, along with
Leather & Lace, and a new line up for Wes Cardy & Friends.
The Dementia and Autism sessions, will be ready to return as soon as
it is deemed safe to do so, and these two popular events will, I am
sure be well received when they do return, below you can click on some
of the links, to see what the plans are and how we want to move forward
later in the year.
Sunday September 5th, 2020. Wes Cardy & Friends. Cardy
& Coke: No strangers to the Empire, traditionally Wes and Jan open
their popular shows with an eclectic mix of songs from the legends of
the 50s and 60s and Country, their voices and personalities warming
the audience for the treats to follow.
Dave Bryan: Making a long awaited return visit to Halstead is Dave Bryan,
tonight bringing us music from his hero, singer songwriter, Neil Diamond.
Cutting his teeth on the club circuit in the late 60s, experienced and
popular Yorkshire vocalist Dave Bryan has been travelling the length
and breadth of the UK and abroad with his own special brand of entertainment.
With an act honed during a number of tours to Norway, he will be singing
the hits along with a few of Diamond's wonderful lesser known numbers.
Colin Fidoe & Geoff Bate: Colin and Geoff bring you their amazing
tribute to the Everly Brothers. A show they have taken to festivals
and theme weekends, to cabaret and theatre, also TV and radio in the
UK and Europe, appearing with top international acts such as The Bellamy
Brothers, Searchers, Quo, Fortunes, Ivy League, Swinging Blue Jeans,
Slade, Madeline Bell, The Metropole Orchestra in Holland and also with
Albert Lee & Pete Wingfield, both of them being members of the real
Everly Brothers band since 1983.
After a bitter 10 year split Phil and Don were reunited in 1983 in a
concert of a lifetime at the Royal Albert Hall, London. This momentous
show, featuring the more mature Everly Brothers, and packed with all
the Everlys' greatest hits, is the sound-alike / look-alike show which
Colin & Geoff now seek to recreate with The Everlys Experience.
Quay Theatre, Sudbury, Tel: 01787 374745
Hello all - we hope you
are all keeping as safe as possible in these troubling times.
We are currently unable to take
phone calls or open the building.
We can be contacted for URGENT communications through email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or through our Facebook page.
It is with regret but for obvious reasons that due to the Coronavirus
pandemic and following government guidelines, we have to announce that
we have extended the closure of the theatre to events until the end
of August. All ticket-holders for events up until the end of this period
will be contacted with their options, though please be aware that this
may take some time. Scheduled acts will also be contacted to look at
The Board of Trustees and Management are meeting online every week and
are in constant contact in order to review options on a regular basis
and we will keep the public updated on any changes or innovations as
and when they arise.
You will all be aware that this is an extremely precarious time for
all leisure venues and theatres in particular, due to the very nature
of their construct. We are having to think of new ways we may be able
to support live entertainment even for when we do re-open, if social
distancing is in place. The most important aspect is, of course, the
safety of our customers, staff, volunteers, acts and the wider community
in general. We will ensure that whatever the future holds, this will
be of paramount concern.
We thank you so much for your continued support and we will be in touch
in the near future with ideas involving the community in ways they may
be able to help keep this important Sudbury asset viable and ready to
offer its services once again as soon as possible.
In the meantime, stay safe one and all!
Coronavirus Update 30.04.20
We currently remain closed until further updates from the Government
All customers who have booked for any of the effected events should
have received an email or phone call from us. If you haven’t, apologies,
a few email providers have been putting our emails into your junk inbox.
Haverhill Arts Centre, High Street, Haverhill, T: 01440
We are currently closed to the public
At Haverhill Arts Centre we are actively monitoring and following
advice from Government and Public Health England about the outbreak
of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Following the government advice, all areas of Haverhill Arts Centre
will be closed to the public until further notice. We will keep the
situation under review, based on the government advice, and will notify
customers via the website, Facebook and Twitter of updates. For further
information about specific events we will email / phone customers directly.
We have currently cancelled all events in April. From May onward, a
number of promoters have cancelled their tours and so those events have
been cancelled too. Some shows (as of 14 April – Blackadder, Exciting
Science, LDN Wrestling, Raymond Froggatt, Tony Stockwell, Step Inside
the 60s, Cliff and the Shadz, Phoney Fools and Horses and Mick Fleetwood
and Friends) have new dates. As we wait to see how the situation develops
we have taken some events off sale. This does not necessarily mean an
event has been cancelled. If an event is displayed on the website but
not for sale please wait for further news.
We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their
custom and understanding. We particularly thank all the very kind customers
who, rather than asking for a refund, have donated their ticket-cost
to the arts centre.
We hope to see you all, happy and safe, back at the arts centre soon.
Theatre Company, Colchester, Tel: 01206 573948
In response to the current COVID-19 lockdown, our Mercury Tickets box
office is currently closed to the public, and the majority of our operations
are taking place remotely while our team work safely from home. Our
phone lines remain open Mon - Fri, 11am - 4pm. For an updated statement
please head to our blog.