Brighton Open Air Theatre has announced it will reopen on July 25 after the government gave the green light for outdoor performances to resume.
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden announced that open-air performances can restart from July 11 during a press conference yesterday (July 9).
Brighton Open Air Theatre will resume performances with social distancing and Covid-safe measures in place, opening with variety show BOAT Unlocked.
The celebration of local artists, including theatre, music, dance, comedy and circus, will run at 2pm and 6pm on July 25 with entry unreserved and by donation only.
A press release from the venue said the reopening marked an end to a “long period of confusion and frustration”.
BOAT general manager Will Mytum said: “While our thoughts are with our colleagues at indoor venues still waiting for clarity on their future, the reopening of outdoor theatres can be the first stepping stone on the road to recovery for the sector.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer a full programme of work from July 25, and welcome anyone from Brighton and Hove and beyond to visit us for a long-overdue cultural fix. Bring the kids and a picnic, and enjoy a show while the sun sets.”
The season runs until the end of September, with productions including Abigail’s Party, Sherlock Holmes and Twelfth Night.