Our approach to managing the risks
At The Maltings Theatre
Seats will be arranged in pairs. If your booking is for an odd number of tickets, the odd seat will blocked out to preserve social distancing. If this applies to your booking, we encourage you to bring a friend, buy the odd ticket or make a donation to The Maltings Theatre We are already operating at a significantly reduced capacity – less than 50% of our normal size – and each seat that cannot be sold represents lost revenue and makes it more difficult for the theatre to operate sustainably in this challenging time.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the start of the performance. A socially distanced queueing system will be in operation. When you enter the building we will ask you to move straight to your seats rather than waiting in the foyer to ensure we can maintain social distancing.
Please bring your ticket on your phone if possible to enable us to maintain a contactless front of house system.
Masks should be worn when you are moving around the venue but you may take your mask off when seated in the auditorium if you are enjoying a drink from our bar.
Our bar will be open and we will be taking orders at the bar and by text in advance. You will be able to order by text from half an hour before the performance and during the interval, if the performance you are attending includes one. The bar will not be open after the performance. We will not be accepting cash – contactless card payments only please.
A one way system will be in operation throughout the venue to ensure we can maintain social distancing. This may mean that you have to take a longer route than normal. Please follow the instructions given by our front of house team.
The toilets in the foyer will not be open – instead we will ask you to use the toilet facilities adjacent to the theatre on level 2 of the Maltings Shopping Centre.
At the end of the performance we will release the audience by row. Please wait to be called by our front of house team to ensure we can maintain social distancing.
Theatres are not subject to the 10pm finishing time for other hospitality venues, although we expect most productions to finish by this time.
These measures are based on current government guidelines and regulations, but are subject to change should government guidelines and regulations be altered.
Our socially distanced auditorium