Since 17 March, The North Wall has been closed to the public. The performances and exhibitions which were due to take place over the last three months have been cancelled or postponed. Our ArtsLab residencies for early-career artists, at the heart of what we do, are also unable to take place.
The kindness and understanding of our audiences during this difficult time has been overwhelming, and we thank everyone who chose to donate the cost of their ticket to The North Wall Trust, or to accept a credit voucher towards a future performance. Many of you have taken the time to fill out our survey and tell us your thoughts about returning to venues. In a time where the future of the arts is so uncertain, we are grateful for your continued support.
Since the building closed, we have stayed connected to our community online: sharing streamed performances and workshops, creating virtual exhibitions, and launching a programme of digital Q&As for our ArtsLab network. We’ve enjoyed lockdown live streams with Mark Thomas, beatboxed with Shlomo, and chatted with our volunteers.
The Government has recently announced that theatres can reopen from 4 July, but without live performance. Unfortunately this means that The North Wall will remain closed for a while longer. We are working towards reopening in Autumn 2020, finding the best way of keeping our audiences and artists safe in the theatre and gallery, and we shall continue to keep you updated about our plans.
We look forward to welcoming you back to The North Wall when we are able to reopen our doors again.
Updated: 29 June 2020