The Scottish Government’s latest announcement on new Covid restrictions means that from 26 Dec indoor events will be limited to 200 people with social distancing in place for at least 3-weeks. This impacts upon live performance and we would like to update our audiences on what these changes mean for Eden Court and our community.
Eden Court will remain open, with the cinema and café bar operational within the Scottish Government’s newly announced restrictions for indoor events. However, after discussion with staff and panto producers Imagine Theatre, we have, with very heavy hearts, made the decision to cancel all performances of the pantomime from the 26th December.
This means the final performance of Cinderella will be on the evening of the 24th December. We are all devastated by the cancellation of the panto and the major impact it has on our audiences, staff and panto team.
We would like to say a massive thanks to the incredible panto cast and crew, and our wonderful sponsors D&E Coaches. It’s been amazing to be back on stage with full-capacity audiences and we will be absolutely gutted to see the curtain come down on this year’s pantomime so early on Christmas Eve.
We will now begin the process of contacting all customers who have Panto tickets, offering them the option of transferring their booking to the 2022/23 Panto Peter Pan, offering a credit note to the value of their booking, a full refund inclusive of booking fees, or the opportunity to donate their ticket price to Eden Court.
We know that customers will be keen to hear about their bookings as soon as possible and we thank you in advance for your patience. Around 10,000 audience members are affected and Eden Court will be working as quickly as possible to contact everyone, but it will take us a few weeks to get through everyone. Rest assured, we will be in touch.
Cinema and Café Bar
After much deliberation, we decided it was very important for Eden Court to stay open across the festive season in any we could. Our cinema programme is unaffected, although all screenings will now be socially distanced and operate on general admission. Our café bar spaces are bright, open and Covid-secure but please note we are currently only able to offer hot/cold drinks and pre-packaged confectionary.
Thank you to everyone who has sent a message of support – it means a huge amount to us all. We look forward to welcoming you to our cinemas and café bar over the festive season.