Updated statement 11th Sept 2020
NAC has now had a chance to absorb the updated government guidance and can re-assure all site users that live events and courses and classes can continue onsite as planned. The Culture Secretary tweeted on Thursday to this effect. We already run a robust Track and Trace system onsite, and have in place all the required social distancing policies and procedures for all site visitors. We have had enhanced cleaning procedures in place since May including hand sanitiser stations and continuous onsite cleaning activity. We consult regularly with the Wolverhampton City Council Public Health team to ensure all activity onsite remains COVID compliant.
On Saturday we host our first Courtyard Cinema event, bringing a big-screen showing of The Princess Bride to the city. We are now starting to programme a limited and socially distanced programme of indoor live events in our theatre. Audiences will be seated in groups of no more than 6 to conform with the government updates on social gathering. The first event, a concert by former I Am Kloot frontman John Bramwell on Saturday October 17th, is now on-sale. We will make announcements on other events in the next few weeks and keep our policies and procedures up to date as guidance evolves.
It’s very welcome news that we can bring live music back to Wolverhampton, and audiences should feel confident that safety will always be NAC’s top priority.