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All ONFife theatre programming postponed until spring 2021

1 June 2020

With the latest Scottish Government update giving no new direction on large gatherings, there will continue to be uncertainty for some time within the world of theatres.

In light of this, ONFife has moved to create stability by announcing that its theatre programme in all its venues will be postponed until spring 2021.

The decision reflects the need for ONFife to be able to plan ahead with confidence and to provide customers, loyal local amateur companies, professional companies and promoters with the clarity that will allow them to make decisions regarding their own programmes.

“With so much uncertainty around us in the sector we have moved to take the lead and create stability with this decision,” said Michelle Sweeney, Director of Creative Development.

“It was a difficult call but I’m confident that it is the right one for now. It is not possible to fully anticipate how social distancing guidelines will change but it has been looking increasingly unlikely that we would be able to reopen theatres this autumn as we’d hoped.

“We will continue to review government guidelines and are poised to review our position should they change considerably but in the meantime the decision to postpone until spring 2021 allows us to provide clarity and support to all those with whom we engage.”

ONFife has been in contact with local groups and professional companies directly and continues to liaise closely with them, using this time to further strengthen and develop relationships.

Customers with tickets for shows will be contacted by Box Office staff.

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For further information please contact: Sheona Small, press officer, 07809 727 989 or email: sheona.small@onfife.com

Notes to editors: ONFife (Fife Cultural Trust) is a registered charity and manages and operates theatres, libraries, museums and galleries and cultural partnerships on behalf of Fife Council for people living, working and visiting Fife. Further information can be found at www.onfife.com

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