The Atkinson, on Lord Street in Southport, will temporarily close to the public from today (Thursday 5 November 2020) for at least four weeks as the new Covid lockdown restrictions begin.
This includes the Box Office, Theatre, Studio, Museum, Galleries, Shop, Library and A Great Little Place cafe.
An Atkinson spokesperson said: “We take the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff seriously, and we are closely following advice from the Government and Sefton Council.
“Since re-opening on 27 July 2020 we have welcomed over 37,000 visitors into The Atkinson. “Thank you for your messages of support and encouragement during this time.
“We will continue to champion the enjoyment of arts, culture and heritage, where residents, visitors and communities can be entertained, inspired, continue learning and improve their wellbeing.
“You can keep up to date with our activity by reading our news page, following us on social media and by subscribing to our e-newsletter. We will continue to share ways to get involved, as well as content and stories from our collections and programmes. On our website, you can visit a selection of our exhibitions online in virtual reality.
“Our Christmas pantomime, The Wizard of Oz, remains on sale.
“We can’t wait to pull up the curtain and welcome you back into our theatre
“ Behind the scenes, we have been working hard to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for all, receiving the Society of London Theatre & UK Theatre’s ‘See It Safely’ mark.
“The Box Office team will be operating with a reduced capacity. If you have any enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“For further information on Southport Library please visit the Sefton Libraries website.
“We hope all of our customers and community keep well and look forward to welcoming you back once it is safe to resume our programme.
“Thank you for your patience and understanding at this challenging time.
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