Opening the Rondo
After a full year of being closed, it is so exciting to be open again!
We absolutely love having people in the building and seeing the theatre come alive, after being dark and quiet for so long.
But – as you probably know – we’re still operating under several restrictions: so please have a quick read, and see what you need to know.
We believe that we have a responsibility to make the Rondo as safe as possible for our staff, our performers and above all our lovely audiences. So, although we’re allowed to operate as normal from 19th July, we’re going to carry on with several constraints until the end of the month.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to open fully for our Autumn Season – but rest assured, we’ll still be mindful of operating as safely as possible.
So, until the end of July:
The box office will not be selling tickets on the door – but you can book tickets via our website up to 5 minutes before the show starts.
All our events during July will be socially distanced and with a reduced capacity. Once you have booked your tickets, the seats immediately next to you will be blocked automatically to prevent other customers from booking them. You can book a maximum of 6.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to open the bar. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments – but please take your rubbish with you.
Entry to The Rondo is subject to the following conditions:
• You must wear a mask while in the building (unless you have a medical exemption). Masks may be temporarily removed for the purpose of eating and drinking only when you are in your allocated seat.
• You must adhere to the one-way system in operation, except when the performance is in progress.
• Each individual attendee must provide their contact details either by checking in using the NHS mobile app or by completing a contact form (available in the foyer). It is the law that every individual attending an event must check in.
Please do not attend if you have any of the following symptoms:
• a new continuous cough
• a high temperature
• a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
If you have any of these symptoms, the government says that you, and everyone you live with, must immediately self-isolate. We will be happy to refund you if you cannot attend because you need to self-isolate.
We strongly suggest that you take a rapid lateral flow test before attending The Rondo. These can be obtained free of charge here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
Thank you for bearing with us, and supporting the Rondo during what has been a frustrating, difficult and worrying time.
We hope that we’re entering the last phase of difficulties and that normal service will be resumed shortly.
In the meantime, stay safe, be well – and check out our website for full details of what we’ve got coming up.
Above all, look after yourselves!
The Rondo Team