Newcastle Theatre Royal has announced that it will remain closed until the end of November.
The theatre, which closed in March due to coronavirus, confirmed "with a heavy heart" that it would not reopen for audiences until Christmas, with performances cancelled until November 24.
However, the theatre said its 2020 pantomime remained in the schedule and that it would be "carefully monitoring developments" around social distancing.
The majority of Newcastle Theatre Royal’s staff members have been furloughed, and the organisation said it would remain on a skeleton staff while closed.
It has been reported that the theatre has been forced to make a significant number of redundancies among its staff as a result of the pandemic, however the organisation itself has not confirmed or commented on claims of any staff cuts.
Most theatres have cancelled shows until the autumn, however some have confirmed they will not be reopening at all this year. This includes Wales Millennium Centre, which said up to 250 jobs would be at risk as a result of its extended closure.
Cameron Mackintosh has also announced that his West End productions, including Hamilton and Mary Poppins, will not be returning to the stage in 2020. He claims that ongoing uncertainty over how long social distancing will be in place is preventing the industry from planning its reopening.