Entertainment venues across Cheshire close


Entertainment venues have both announced closures in the light of the current global Covid-19 pandemic.

We’ve share their statements below.


Crewe Lyceum Theatre

In response to the Prime Minister’s statement advising that people should avoid non-essential contact with others; all events and shows from Tuesday 17 March 2020 in our venue are suspended.

We appreciate this will be disappointing news, but hope customers will understand the unprecedented nature of the current circumstances.

Ultimately the health and wellbeing of all is the most important consideration at this time.

We will be posting further statements over the coming days about the status of forthcoming shows.

Where performances do not proceed we will make contact with customers at the appropriate time to advise on the next steps.

We would ask all customers to refrain from contacting the Box Office unless absolutely necessary to do so.

Please be assured that we are working as quickly as possible to understand the implications and to put appropriate steps in place.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.


Storyhouse, Chester

Storyhouse will be temporarily closed from Tuesday 17 March.

The government [on Monday 16th March] advised that, whilst stopping short of forcing theatres and cinemas to close, people should stay away.

We have no hesitation in announcing a closure from midnight tonight Monday 16 March.

How long this needs to last, we don’t know, but we really do hope it contributes to slowing this unsettling spread of infection.

We will be cancelling all shows and screenings until 31 March and will contact customers as soon as possible; there is no need to contact us.

We may find alternative dates to present some of these events, in which case we will contact customers with options.

As we receive more information about shows beyond that, we will be in touch with customers immediately.

We are humbled by the support of our staff, volunteers and wider community and urge us all to stay safe and look after each other, especially those most vulnerable.

It has rarely felt as important to continue to make people feel good, welcome, and connected. 

We’re exploring how we can do this even if it’s not in the usual ways.


Clonter, Congleton

Following the latest Government advice, that all non-essential travel and socialising should cease, to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus, we have made the very difficult decision to close to the public with immediate effect, until further notice.

This includes ceasing to take bookings for any event prior to the Summer Opera Production at this time.

As the Barber of Seville is in July, the current advice suggests that by the summer the opera may still go ahead as planned, and therefore the box office is still open to take bookings for these performances, and any event beyond.

However, should the current restrictions still be in place by then, we wish to reassure anyone who is considering booking for an event, that you would be offered a full refund, should further cancellations become necessary.

With regards to any events prior to July, we will be in touch with ticket holders in due course.

In a time of great uncertainty, we are working with our committed creative practitioners and funding partners to continue to provide training and performance opportunities for creative artists, technicians and young people across the board, for as long as possible, as well as exploring creative ways to continue to engage with our loyal audience base, during this period of isolation.

For now, please stay safe, and help look after your neighbours.

We hope to welcome you back to Clonter very soon, either physically or virtually!


The Rex Cinema, Wilmslow

To our wonderful Rex customers – in light of recent announcements we have taken the decision to close until further notice.

We will not be producing a brochure for April and will keep you informed of when we will reopen though our social media pages and website – please follow us and check regularly.

This is an awful situation for everyone and many businesses will struggle to cope with the loss of revenue and some will have an uncertain future.

We hope that we can stay afloat – your kind messages, refusals of refunds, offers to renew memberships early and buy vouchers are truly heart warming, thank you from us all – we are reminded that the best thing about our business is our customers…

Anyone who does wish to join, renew or buy a voucher will find the links on our website.

Than you again, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!


Curzon Knutsford

At Curzon, the health and safety of our staff and customers is paramount and we have therefore made the difficult decision to temporarily close Curzon cinemas after our last evening show on Wednesday 18th March.

Curzon head office will also be closed during this time.

During this incredibly challenging period, we would invite customers and members to continue to support us through the Curzon Home Cinema platform.

We are working with a number of distributors to provide a home for their new and current film releases and we are also launching a number of exciting initiatives to keep film fans entertained during these unprecedented times.

We will regularly publish a listings schedule of films and events on Curzon Home Cinema across all our websites, social media and newsletters.

Thank you for your support and we please check back regularly as we will update information on reopenings or news items as soon as we can.

We will be in touch with Curzon members shortly with more details.






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