From 27th January 2022
HM Government in England has removed all legal restrictions imposed on 10th December, 2021. Further, there is no longer a legal requirement for volunteers and customers to wear face coverings in Theatres.
Government guidance recommends the continuance of wearing face masks in enclosed or crowded spaces.
This, however, is a matter of personal choice.
From 10th December 2021
The UK Government has introduced certain measures under Plan B in response to the emergence of the Omicrom virus. Among these measures is the return of mandatory face coverings in some "most public indoor venues", including theatres and cinemas, with exceptions "where it's not practical, including while eating, drinking, exercising or singing".
from 19th July 2021
We are very excited to be able to start putting on plays under Step 4 of the Covid 19-roadmap.
Although many of the legal restrictions around how we manage cast, crew, backstage volunteers and audiences while at the Theatre have been removed, we are retaining certain of them in line with our "See It Safely" accreditation.
From Step 4, there is no longer a legal requirement for volunteers and customers to wear face coverings, although Government guidance recommends the continuation of use of masks in enclosed or crowded places.
This, however, is a matter for personal choice.
What We Are Doing Continue To Keep You Safe
To keep you safe, we will be cleaning the theatre before every performance and regularly disinfecting surfaces that are touched regularly.
We are providing hand sanitiser stations and we ask you to use these when you enter and exit the theatre.
Although our theatre is small, we will improve ventilation in the venue during performances by leaving windows and front and back doors open to create a through draft.
We need to be aware, however, that some of the doors are fire doors and, due to fire safety regulations, cannot be propped open.
CHECK IN AT BLT
Although no longer legally required to collect contact details, visitors can check in by using the NHS QR code posters which are displayed around the Theatre. Use of these is voluntary.
IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 symptoms
Please do not come to the Theatre - you will be turned away. Please let us know not to expect you, so there is no hold up to the start of performances.
Getting To The Theatre
We are unable to provide access for wheelchairs as the theatre is on the first floor of the building.
Please be aware that we have no parking spaces attached to the theatre. There is parking available in the surrounding roads. Be sure to set aside more than enough time for your journey. If possible, walk or cycle at least part of the way. Please check your route if travelling by public transport as this may recently have changed. The nearest bus stops are on Wimborne Road; services are Yellow Buses 4, 4a, 5 and 5a.
How Buying Your Ticket Will Work
For main programme productions - Standard tickets £12, Seniors and students £9, Members £6
For Studio productions – Standard Tickets £10, Seniors and students £8, Members £5
BOOK ONLINE via one of the 'BUY TICKETS' buttons on the website (booking fees apply).
Our mailing address for all box office ticket bookings is:
BLT Box Office, 54 Wentworth Avenue, Bournemouth, BH5 2EG
WRITE enclosing cheque (payable to BLTC) and SAE to BLTC Box Office (address above) Up to six tickets, including a small amount of single tickets.
Tickets will be issued on receipt of a completed booking form, cheque and SAE. Where an SAE is not enclosed, tickets will be retained to be collected at the theatre on the night of the performance.
Tickets can be purchased in advance as an e-ticket or a print-at-home ticket. This will allow us to let you enter more easily, minimise the amount of time you may have to queue and reduce congestion at our booking office.
We look forward to seeing you soon for a great night out.