We now have a new shopping feature on the website where you can buy gift vouchers, jute shopping bags, calendars and sponsor a seat.
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to close the theatre for the rest of this year.
The decision has not been an easy one but as many of you will be aware from previous mailings the current situation has made it impossible for us to open. Following last months email we learned that the NYMR has cancelled this years wartime weekend and therefore we have cancelled our production.
Moving forward we realise it is impossible to open and operate the theatre safely during and immediately after this pandemic.
The safety of our audiences and volunteers is a major concern for us and we can not instigate strict social distancing rules due to our lack of space. Many of our volunteers are in the “at risk” category and it would be unfair to ask them to put themselves at a greater risk.
All our 2020 events have now been cancelled. You can obtain a refund via our box-office on 01751 474833, please leave a message and someone will get back to you. Alternatively if you are able to donate your cancelled ticket to our crisis fund and opt out of a refund we would really appreciate it.
Our crisis fund was set up on 5th April as a response to the temporary closure of the theatre and the postponement of our events. As we now face 12 months of closure and uncertainty our financial outlook looks bleak.
I was hoping that if we could raise £6000 through the fund we would be able to survive until the autumn where the ticket revenue for the wartime review would begin to arrive and keep us going.
This is now not going to be the case and we are now going to need to raise £12,000 in the upcoming months to survive.
By closing for the remainder of the year we will see our annual income drop by £70,000 and this is going to cause problems for a long time into the future.
However, not everything is doom and gloom, I am confident with your continued support we will reach our new goal of £12,000.00
I along with everyone at Pickering Musical Society and the Kirk Theatre can not thank you enough for your generosity so far. The letters and messages I have received from the public have been very touching.
Welcome to the Kirk Theatre. We are pleased to announce that you can now purchase your tickets online on this website.
Simply click on the What’s On page select an event and click on the TICKETS header.
Don’t worry if you do not have internet access our Box Office continues to be open every Tuesday from 11.00am – 1.00pm.
We now have a bar serving wine and beers plus tea, coffee and some soft drinks and you CAN take your drinks into the auditorium.
So come along early (doors generally open at least one hour before a performance ) for a pre show drink and to place your interval order.
As usual Ice creams and sweets are available from the kiosk.
We hope you enjoy the show.