We are asking audiences to follow these guidelines to keep our staff, fellow audience members and companies safe. Also, to ensure access for vulnerable members of society and to ensure the Arena Theatre remains open.
Last weekend, the government introduced new COVID-19 rules for staying safe this winter.
In line with this, the Arena Theatre are now strongly encouraging visitors and audience members to wear face masks and coverings throughout our communal foyer spaces and in the auditorium. Arena Theatre members of staff will continue to wear face coverings.
We encourage that everybody attending a performance at the Arena Theatre has either a negative lateral flow test no more than twenty-four hours before the show begins, or alternatively provides proof that they have received both doses of their COVID-19 vaccine. If you have received one dose, you will still require a negative lateral flow test.
(Proof can be obtained through the NHS app or by SMS or email following a negative test result. Tests are available at the Civic Centre in Wolverhampton or at home via the NHS website.)
The Arena will continue to offer Socially distanced seating for its professional programme to those who would feel more comfortable visiting in this manner.
(Socially distanced seating will be limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis)
The Arena Theatre runs on a staff base of six people, and therefore if one member of staff contracts COVID-19 the venue will have to close for two weeks and cancel all shows during that period.
We strongly encourage all customers to wear a face mask when moving around the theatre, including whilst seated in the auditorium throughout the performance. Members of the Arena Theatre staff team will wear face coverings for their own, and your, safety.
If you have any queries about your visit to the Arena please email the team on email@example.com and someone will be on hand to help out.
Thank you for your support and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Arena Theatre for a performance soon.
Full details of the Health and Safety measures we have implemented can be found here.
Welcome to the Arena Theatre, University of Wolverhampton!
The Arena Theatre is a small-scale theatre with a great informal atmosphere for all visitors. It presents one the of the best and most diverse theatre programmes in the West Midlands, and the vast number of performances each year is populated with top quality professional productions, local and amateur shows alike.
You are guaranteed a warm welcome and to find something you’ll enjoy.