The Society of London Theatre has issued a statement that all West End performances are canceled through April 26. The update comes four days after an initial announcement on temporary closures across all SOLT (which includes all of the West End) and all UK Theatre venues (a large number of Off-West End theatres and houses across the country) due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Ticket holders in London will be contacted directly regarding exchanges and refunds, though a number of nonprofit theatres are urging theatregoers to donate the cost of a ticket to the organization.
The Old Vic is offering an exclusive video recording of the entire production of Endgame to anyone who donates the cost of their ticket to the theatre. The Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Cumming-led production closed two weeks early effective March 16.
See below for the full statement from SOLT.
We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for. We are cancelling all performances until 26 April 2020, whilst we wait for further clarity from the government.
There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled.
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, credit note or refund.
As you can imagine, we have an unprecedented number of ticket orders which we are processing in strict date order of performance. We ask for your patience and understanding as the current circumstances means that it is impossible to process all tickets within our usual 14 days.
If you have booked via a ticket agent, they will also be in contact with you directly.
Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.
In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 26 April but please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. We will continue to provide updates as additional information becomes available.
We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.