We are extending the closure of our building until at least 1 August 2020. All live performances up until this date have either been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled. If you have booked tickets for shows that fall within this timeframe our ticket sales team will contact you directly.
The ability to deliver Under Canvas, Eden Court and Fèis Rois’ award-nominated pop-up summer music festival, is under constant review and if at all viable will not take place until late August at the earliest.
Eden Court’s Chief Executive, James Mackenzie-Blackman said:
“One of the aspects of my job that I enjoy the most is being around our bustling building whether that be early in the morning, or during a show in the evening. We know that Eden Court is a vital community hub and that remaining closed is difficult for many, not least our staff.
The customers we’ve been speaking to about cancellations and rescheduled events have been incredibly understanding. We’re committed to maintaining our relationships with all our audiences, participants and building-users during this time through digital experiences, newsletters and other means. The loyalty of those who know and love us will be more important than ever before when we come to re-open.
We are grateful for the continuing support of The Highland Council, Creative Scotland and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise, with whom we are working in close partnership to do all we can to protect our workforce and our assets to ensure the continuing financial viability of our business. The direct impact on our organisation has been profound and unprecedented. This is without question the biggest threat to our existence in our 44-year history.”
Tuesday 14 April, 16:30
As promised, here is an update on our current situation regarding the COVID-19 building closure. We have now revised our re-opening date to Monday 01 June.
Our Chief Executive, James Mackenzie – Blackman has recorded a video message for you with more details and information about the plans for Under Canvas and a general update.
If you have tickets for shows during the period in which we are closed our Ticket Sales team will contact you directly. We appreciate your patience and understanding and ask you to bear with us while our team works through contacting ticket holders for each show.
Our Programming team is busy working away rescheduling and booking new shows for the second part of this year and for 2021 so don’t forget you can still purchase tickets online for these performances.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitterand read our blogs to keep up to date on all the incredible free online theatre and cinema content available each week, as well as updates on our teams working in the community, weekly competitions, recipes and much more.
We will continue to keep you updated and please keep in touch with us on social – we love hearing what you are all up to.
Tuesday 17 March 18.15
An important update from all of us at Eden Court. Thank you for bearing with us. Please stay connected with us during these difficult times. We’re very proud of this announcement today and we’d love you to read and share it.
Monday 16 March 19.00
These are unprecedented times and deeply worrying for all of us at Eden Court.
The Prime Minister’s update this afternoon included a request to the public to avoid all non-essential contact.
We’re in the business of bringing people together. It’s looking increasingly likely that our ability to do that, in the short-term, may not be possible.
Before we take a firm decision about our ability to deliver our programme we need time to consult with our funders and other stakeholders. We are doing that urgently and aim to make a further update tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March.
Friday 13 March, 11:45
We have, over the past weeks, provided information to all our staff and implemented precautionary measures regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus. We believe we are doing everything that is required to ensure that we are supporting the health and wellbeing of our customers and staff members.
The Scottish Government yesterday announced that from Monday all large gatherings above 500 people with the potential to impact the emergency services should be cancelled to prioritise the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
At the current time Eden Court does not expect our operation to be affected by this announcement and as such we remain open and committed to delivering our classes, cinema and live performance programme.
We are monitoring the guidance and government announcements closely and will act appropriately and promptly to any new advice. The health and safety of our staff, audiences, artists and those who take part is our number one priority.
This web-page will be the place where we share updated information. Updates will be dated and timed.
Our ticketing terms and conditions can be found here.
These are difficult times for many not-for-profit and charitable organisations like Eden Court. We hope that this statement offers a few words of comfort and reassurance and that those who deem themselves able will continue to visit us.
We will be here to welcome you.
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