Theatres will be forced to find creative ways to reopen

All going well, theatres will have been given the go-ahead to reopen this week, but many are finding that they do not have the financial means to stage productions under the existing social distancing rules

19th July, 2020
Theatres will be forced to find creative ways to reopen
Theatres face major challenges to welcome audiences back for live performances while maintaining social distancing

The last time I attended a live theatre event was March 7, when I travelled to Galway to see a production of Sruth na Teanga by Branar Téater do Pháistí. The bilingual promenade show was performed in a reconfigured airport terminal on the outskirts of the city, in which small groups of audience members followed actors through a labyrinthine series of corridors into rooms that shrank and reopened for our pleasure.


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