: Waiting for next track...

Mix96 News

Queens Park Arts Centre update after coronavirus closure

The independent Aylesbury venue have updated visitors after following government advice.

Published by Dan Gooding at 12:17pm 18th March 2020. 3-minute read.

Queens Park Arts Centre update after coronavirus closure

Aylesbury's independent arts venue have updated us on their response to coronavirus.

Queens Park Arts Centre, like many other venues across the UK, has closed.

They released a statement this morning (Weds).

Managers say that as a result of this, several pre-paid performances and workshops will be affected.

Given the ambiguous and open-ended nature of this guidance it is impossible to identify how much of their programme will need to be reviewed.

A spokesperson said:

"Where possible we will endeavour to postpone events to a new date and offer all ticket holders the opportunity to transfer their booking.

"Given the wealth of events taking place at the Centre, this will take some time to implement - we appreciate your patience and understanding whilst our staff team work through the current programme to confirm new dates."

For those booked to see Steve Knightley at the Limelight Theatre this Saturday (21st March), they have already secured a new date for the show - 26th September 2020. They are currently contacting ticket holders to offer exchanges to the new date.

The spokesperson continued:

"As an independent not-for-profit charity, Queens Park Arts Centre relies almost entirely on self-generated income and philanthropic donations. Offering a full refund for every upcoming workshop and performance would be financially destructive for the Centre's long-term sustainability.

"We therefore invite those affected by postponed or cancelled events to consider - if able - viewing the cost of their ticket as a donation to support the Centre, in the event they cannot attend a revised date.

"We appreciate that the current situation is concerning for all, and all of those who attend workshops, performances, exhibitions and events at the Centre will be affected. It is our aim to both follow government guidance to protect the public, and also to safeguard Queens Park's long-term operations for future generations.

"We will contact all those with bookings in due course. Again we thank you for your patience and understanding as we work through these exceptional circumstances."

Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Mix96