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Princes Theatre Newsletter - Keeping you in the loop

Learn how Covid-19 has affect us & what measures we have in place, how you can support us, new shows for 2021, building refurbishment, 90th birthday celebrations and plans for the future.

Newsletter

Merry

Christmas

and

Happy New Year!


COVID-19’s

Impact on Theatre

It has been a very difficult and challenging year for

the Princes Theatre team due to the impact of

Covid-19.

We have been working extremely hard trying to

rearrange all events/shows and weddings that

have been affected by the ongoing pandemic and

would like to take this opportunity to thank our

customers for your patience during these

unprecedented times.

All shows that could not go ahead in 2020 have

either been cancelled or rescheduled to

2021/2022.

All our customers should have received notification

of a show cancellation or change of date and our

box office team have been working hard to make

contact with everyone.

If you have not been contacted and have tickets for

a show that did not take place then please contact

our Box Office on 01255 686633 (Option 1) or email

princestheatreclacton@tendringdc.gov.uk

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The Show Must

Go On!

The Princes Theatre Team are really

looking forward to the day when we can

welcome back our customers and raise

our iron curtain. Our first show for 2021

will take place on the 11th April and we

shall be starting the year off with our

Easter Pantomime Wizard of Oz.

A list of all upcoming shows can be found

on our website

www.princestheatre.co.uk

We certainly have a busy year ahead of us

with further shows being programmed in.

Any new shows that go on sale will be

posted on our Facebook page.

Book with confidence

Covid-19 guarantee

We understand that our customers may be

concerned or hesitant in booking a show in the

future but would like to use this opportunity to

offer reassurance that should a show be

cancelled or postponed, you can either move to

the new date, have a full refund or exchange for

a theatre voucher.

Support us during these difficult times

Show your support by purchasing gift vouchers

- The perfect gift for Theatre lovers!

or by making a small donation to our Theatre

Access Fund and help us help others. Together we

can make a difference.

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Your Safe Return

The safety of our customers and staff is paramount and at the top of our

priority. Our venue is operating in line with the latest Government

guidelines.

We have carried out Covid-19 Risk Assessments and shared the results

and measures with staff. Safety measures and procedures have been

introduced in line with Government, Public Health and industry guidance.

We will also ensure that we adapt to any future changes in legislation.

Which may mean seating plans will need to be altered to accommodate

social distancing.

Key measures in place

#1

ENHANCED

CLEANING

#2

ANTI-BAC

STATIONS

#3

NHS

TEST AND TRACE

#4

PRE-BOOKING

ONLY

#5

AIR

VENTILATION

#6

SOCIAL

DISTANCING

#7

REDUCED

CAPACITY

#7

CONTACTLESS

PAYMENT

Return to the Theatre with confidence. We’re good to go!

The “We’re Good To Go” industry standard mark is a

self-assessment scheme that has been designed by

VisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist

organisations Tourism Northern Ireland, VisitScotland

and Visit Wales to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for all

sectors of the tourism industry, as well as reassurance to

visitors that businesses have clear processes in place

and are following industry and Government COVID-19

guidance on cleanliness and social distancing.

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New shows for 2021

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Competition time!

Can you guess the number of shows listed in our Wordsearch.

Send your answer to princestheatreclacton@tendringdc.gov.uk.

A winner will be chosen from all correct answers.

W H I T N E Y K I D G H Z R W

A D C C H R I S R A M S E Y I

L O B Y T H E F A T H N M B Z

U T Y B N T A P P O R R D S A

T H E C A R P E N T E R S T R

H E B L U I O T A A N C H H D

E D Y N S A P E L L E B O E O

R R E D R I F T A L D V W S F

U I B R R E H U L Y P N A T O

K F A R R I V A L T O v D Y Z

M T B Q N L O V E I P Y D L A

O E Y G D F R A M N O F Y I G

Y R F L O D F D A A X K W S K

D S P I N K F L O Y D B A T I

D K I N G O F P O P O P D I S

A D F N I A R T L U O S D C S

B N S A W Q O D Y S S E Y S A

C O M P L E T E M A D N E S S

Deadline for competition entries is Friday 18 th December. Winner

will be announced on Monday 21 st December.

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Toilet Refurbishment

We are excited to announce that

whilst our venue has been closed

both the ladies and gents toilets

have been refurbished and the

cubicles to the ladies toilets have

been increased from 4 to 9 plus a

disabled access toilet.

This is going to make a huge

difference and will certainly help

ease queues during intervals and

busy shows.

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2021 - Celebrations

2021 Is going to be a special celebratory year as on the 14th April the Princes

Theatre will be celebrating 90 years.

The theatre was officially opened at 12.30pm on 14th April 1931 by Princes

Arthur of Connaught. It was opened as a 1,250 seat theatre and public hall and

at the time it was managed & owned by Clacton Urban District Council, which

then changed to Tendring District Council in 1974.

There have been a number of changes that have taken place over the 90

years. The Dress Circle was originally a balcony and the tiered seating was

added approximately 20 years ago.

In 2015 our venue became a licenced wedding venue with our first ceremony

taking place in December. Since then we have hosted 50 weddings.

Then...

Now...

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90th Birthday Celebrations

To celebrate such a momentous occasion we are planning on holding a

celebratory event in 2021 so please keep a look out for further

information. In the meantime we are going to go through our archives

and put together a memory display board in celebration of our 90th

birthday.

We would like to involve our customers and invite you to share any

photos/memories you have whilst visiting our venue for us to

display. Please email them to princestheatreclacton@tendringdc.gov.uk

or send to Princes Theatre Manager, Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-

Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE.

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Memories

Over the past 90 years we have seen many famous faces walk

through our doors with many artists returning year after year.

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The Future

Our Commitment to Our Customers and the Environment

We are currently reviewing all of our single use plastic usage and

shall be attempting to replace with environmental friendly

biodegradable products.

Carbon emission reduction - In the last 5 years we have converted

to 90% LED lighting and our goal is to achieve 100% within the next

5 years.

We are adapting our working practices and the building to attain a

dementia friendly accreditation.

New website launch

Over the next few months we shall be developing a brand new website.

We have listened to our customers and our proposals are to create a

website that is user friendly and enables our customers to search for

shows, genres and dates.

NEW WEBSITE

LAUNCH

2021

www.princestheatre.co.uk

We would love to keep you in touch with our plans.

Please sign up to our mailing list on our website or like our Facebook page.

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