Bradford Theatres - Statement regarding closure of venues in response to Government advice on coronavirus
Wednesday 25 March 2020 at 12:30pm

For a list of rescheduled & cancelled shows at Bradford Theatres click here

Following the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday 23 March announcing strict new curbs on all our lives, we can now update you on what that means for Bradford Theatres, our staff and our customers.

The safety and health of our staff and visitors is of the utmost importance and it’s with great sadness that as of today, we confirm that the Alhambra Theatre, St George’s Hall, The Studio and King’s Hall Ilkley will remain closed for the next 3 weeks.

Unfortunately the Box Office is not open to take calls and we also ask that you refrain from contacting Bradford Theatres via email or the website contact us page as staff are not currently available to respond to your enquiry in the immediate short-term.

We’re so sorry for the upset and inconvenience that this will cause you and would like to thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult and uncertain time.

We’ll continue to monitor the situation and as soon as we possibly can, we’ll be in touch with you about refunds, cancelled and rescheduled shows.

Thank you once again for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Please keep checking the Bradford Theatres’ social media channels for further updates.

Bradford Theatres - statement regarding cancelled performances w/c 16 March
Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 10am

Following the recommendation from the UK government yesterday (Monday 16 March), we can confirm all performances scheduled to take place at Bradford Theatres’ venues this week will unfortunately be cancelled or rescheduled. See detail below:

• All performances of New Adventures/Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes at the Alhambra Theatre will be cancelled. The company will return with Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! on 2-6 March 2021
• The St Patrick's Day Heritage Tour at St George’s Hall will be postponed until 17 March 2021
• Thank You For The Music at King’s Hall in Ilkley on 19 March will be rescheduled – date to follow
• Premium Friends Tour on 19 March at St George’s Hall will be cancelled
• Northern Live Do I Love You on 20 March at St George’s Hall will be rescheduled to 18 September 2020
• Mother's Day Heritage Tour & Afternoon Tea on 21 March 2020 at St George's Hall will be cancelled 

We ask all ticket holders to avoid contacting Bradford Theatres directly. The Box Office team will be in touch as soon as possible with those affected for shows this week.

For forthcoming performances from 23 March onwards, we are in discussions with producers and will keep our ticket holders informed. The safety and health of our staff and visitors is our number one priority and we will continue to follow any recommendations from the relevant authorities and implement all appropriate instructions accordingly.

Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult and uncertain time.

If you are attending a future performance, please keep checking the Bradford Theatres’ website and social media channels which will be updated regularly.


Monday 16 March 2020 – 6pm
We note the recent advice from the UK Government in relation to non-essential social contact.  We are liaising with Bradford Council to discuss our position and we will issue further information tomorrow morning.


Friday 13 March 2020 - 4:30pm
The health and safety of visitors to our venues is our number one priority. We have been following the official government guidance regarding Covid-19/Coronavirus carefully.

Current NHS and Public Health England advice is that individuals are at no greater risk of contracting Coronavirus at large gatherings than they would be in their day-to-day life.

Individuals only need to avoid public places if they have been advised to do so by a medical professional or by the NHS’s 111 service, or if they are displaying symptoms (new continuous cough and/or high temperature).

There is currently no clear rationale for events not to proceed and therefore our venues are staying open as usual.

We would encourage all audience members to follow the advice from the NHS below:
• Regularly wash your hands with soap and water – for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough and sneeze.
• Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards.

We have added additional soap in our venues to accommodate this and our venues and facilities are regularly and thoroughly cleaned.

We will, of course, continue to monitor the official advice issued by the government, the NHS and Public Health England; and update this guidance accordingly.

Further information and advice can be found on government, NHS and WHO websites.

Please keep checking the Bradford Theatres’ social media channels for further updates.