Given the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, King George’s Hall and Darwen Library Theatre have made the difficult decision to postpone their planned 2020 pantomimes.
This decision has not been easy to make. We have carefully considered what social distancing means for our theatre, alongside the financial risk for us and our partners, and we believe that this is the best course of action to ensure that we survive into 2021 to continue serving our communities.
Councillor Damian Talbot, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “We want audiences to leave our venues during the Christmas season having had a magical and brilliant experience. In the current circumstances, we feel that families and schools would not be able to interact with the actors on stage and enjoy pantomime in the way we want you too. Postponing until next year feels like the most sensible option for the well-being of our customers, staff and performers.”
Neil Dagnall, Venues Operations Manager added: “We would like to thank all our customers for their patience, continued understanding and support in these difficult circumstances. We have spent this period of closure refurbishing our spaces and we look forward to welcoming you safely back to King George’s Hall and Darwen Library Theatre soon.”
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was due to play at King George’s Hall from Monday 7th – Thursday 31st December. We will contact all current ticket holders to transfer their tickets to an equivalent performance in 2021. Our Box Office team are working reduced hours so we politely ask bookers to refrain from contacting us by phone at this time. We assure all customers that we will contact them directly within the next few weeks.The new dates for Christmas 2021 will be announced shortly.