Burnley Youth Theatre has taken the decision to cancel or postpone all activities, events and
performances for the next 4 weeks with immediate effect from Tuesday 17th March 2020.
Government advice as of 16th March 2020 is that all non-essential socialising is to be avoided, and
places such as pubs, clubs and theatres were specifically mentioned as part of the advice on
increasing social-distancing measures. Until there is more clarity from the Government for
organisations such as Burnley Youth Theatre on reducing social interaction and public access, we
feel this is the necessary step to take to safeguard our staff, volunteers, participants and
audiences.

This will mean that the End of Season Showcases and Band Night will not be taking place this
week. Please do not bring participants to the theatre this week as no workshops will be running.
We will also be postponing the performances and remaining rehearsals for Firefly and Oxygen
and looking to reschedule these when we can.

We will have a small team of staff present at Burnley Youth Theatre for the next 7 days, dealing
with public enquiries and refunds / exchanges. Staff will then be working remotely from home
from Monday 23rd March 2020, in line with the Government’s advice on social distancing, and the
building will not be open to the public. We will make further announcements about our facilities
and activities during the week beginning 13th April 2020.

During this period, staff will be available to respond to emails and phone calls to their direct
mobile numbers but the Burnley Youth Theatre direct line will not be manned. Please send any
general enquiries to info@burnleyyouththeatre.org or look out for updates on our website and
social media channels.

We are asking the public, participants and audiences to be patient with us during this unsettling
time. We are doing everything we can to respect Government advice and ultimately support the
fight against the spread of Coronavirus. We will work hard to resume regular workshops for the
Summer Season as soon as possible and reschedule Firefly, Oxygen and Band Night when we can
get the theatre up and running again.

Please stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to Burnley Youth Theatre very soon.

From all the team at BYT