Updated on 17 July 2020:
In line with recent announcements from government and the Society of London Theatre, The Actors Centre continues to remain temporarily closed. The situation will be monitored daily and updated in accordance with the appropriate advice. All in-house workshops and theatre performances during this time will cease and be rescheduled where possible.
The safety of our members, audiences and workforce is paramount, and in these increasingly worrying and unprecedented times, now more than ever, it is important to support each other. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our members, artists and audiences who have been in touch with messages of support, and we want to do as much as possible to continue to offer a programme of work during these uncertain times.
During this period of building closure, we are running a virtual workshop season. These will consist of some much-loved member favourites from our current April – June season, as well as the addition of some new workshops. As we want to be able to properly pay workshop practitioners to lead these sessions, as with our standard in-house workshops, there will be a cost attached to certain workshops, however, this cost will be heavily reduced from standard prices. As we want to make this programme of online work as accessible as possible, there will also be a number of free workshops and masterclasses, alongside a series of initiatives set up to promote, inform and amplify those creatives for whom The Actors Centre is a vital resource.
Click here to view online workshops.
Donate to The Actors Centre
It has not been an easy decision to close The Actors Centre, but it is an essential one. We are a small team who work tirelessly to offer a year-round programme of workshops, masterclasses and theatre for our members and audiences and any period of closure means that our future is at risk. As an unsubsidised charity, COVID-19 represents an uncharted and worrying threat, and while we understand that this will not be possible for everyone, if you were in a position to make a donation to safeguard our future, then we would be extremely grateful. You can read more about how you can make a donation here.
Membership During COVID-19
With the organisation now closed until early July, we understand that some members may be worried about their membership. Please do not worry. We are freezing all memberships until we re-open. This means if your membership was due to expire in the coming weeks or months, we will freeze it from 17 March until we re-open; ensuring that you can return to The Actors Centre for whatever period is left on your membership.
If you would like to donate to The Actors Centre by purchasing a membership, that would be an enormous help during these difficult times. We are also freezing all start dates on new memberships until we re-open.
Please stay tuned to The Actors Centre website and social media for further announcements and please stay safe. If you feel ill, you are encouraged to remain at home and visit https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or call 111 for advice. You can consult the Public Health England website for the latest and most current information and advice.
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