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Coronavirus Action Plan At Lyth Arts Centre - Check Shows Cancelled

17th March 2020

Posted 16/03/20 on Lyth Arts Centre web site by Calvin Wilson

[Last updated: Tuesday 17 March, 10.30am].

Here at Lyth Arts Centre, we've already taken steps towards keeping our audiences happy and healthy with the recent Coronavirus developments. The situation is changing daily and we will communicate any changes or updates directly to you, the audience as and when required.

Some shows have unfortunately been postponed - more info on this below.


Anti-bacterial wipe down of LAC spaces after every working day plus additional deep clean on a weekly basis.

Increased housekeeping hours and new disinfectant regime focusing on door handles and other vulnerable areas.

New signage encouraging everyone to wash their hands.

Altering the layout of the foyer to enable social distancing.

Strongly urging contactless over cash at the bar and box office.


Up to date information published on the website blog and social media.

Any updates will be circulated through social media and website.


Audiences will be asked via a pre-show email to not visit LAC if they have been to any affected areas or in contact with anyone who they think may have been infected.

Audiences are also asked to not visit LAC if they develop a persistent cough or fever, in this case they are asked to stay away for at least 7 days.

If events are cancelled, a full refund will be available.


LAC staff have been asked to self-isolate if they feel that they are at risk of being infected, or if they have any persistent cough or fever symptoms.

We have made the decision to pay all Front of House staff, Technical staff and other freelancers where shows have been postponed, to limit the trickle down effect of closure.


We have been in touch with all of our touring companies individually and have reached decisions based on many different factors unique to them.

Please see an up to date status of which shows are going ahead and which ones are postponed below.

Tue 17 Mar - Space Ape | Postponed

Fri 20 Mar – Eabhal (Strathy Hall) | Postponed

Sat 21/Sun 22 Mar – Endling | Postponed

Sat 28 Mar – Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie | Postponed

Mon 30 Mar – Red Note Ensemble | Postponed

Sun 29 – Family Film Club | Postponed

Mon 30 Mar – Baby Sensory/Monday Matinee | Postponed

Thu 2 Apr – Capturing Creativity | Postponed

Fri 3 Apr – RANT | Postponed

Sat 4 Apr – Stories of Scotland | Postponed

Sun 5 Apr – The LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance | Postponed

Wed 8 Apr – Feast of Fools | Postponed

Thu 9 Apr – Like Animals | Postponed

Tue 14 Apr – Kerry Godliman | Decision By Fri 20 Mar

Thu 16 Apr – UK Surf Championships | Postponed

Fri 17 – Sun 19 Apr – Thriller Weekend | Postponed

Sat 18 Apr – Colin McDonald Writing Workshop | Postponed

Thu 23 Apr – Freeland Barber | Decision By Fri 20 Mar

Sat 25/Sun 26 Apr – JOG Book Festival | Decision By Fri 20 Mar

This takes us up to the end of April, shows happening beyond this will be addressed as the situation develops. To anyone that has booked a ticket for any of the postponed shows, we will be in touch on Tuesday morning to issue a full refund.

We will do our best to keep you up to date and if you have any concerns or worries please do not hesitate to contact us.


This is going to be a very tough time for the arts sector and your support can go a long way in helping us to continue.

If you feel like you'd like to help, please check out the ‘Support Us‘ page on our website.

We will soon be adding links for all of the artists affected so that you can help them also if you’d like to.


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