How we are working in a Covid world

Because we are a youth dedicated arts programme with no walls – this means we are flexible and super adaptable. All areas of our programme are accessible and are designed and delivered in a Covid safe environment. One which is fun, but protected.

Here are some of the COVID-19 prevention measures we will have in place across all our activity, when operating outside of lockdown situation:

  • Face coverings required
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Social distancing in operation
  • Additional and regular cleaning of our equipment
  • Ventilated air
  • Timed entry for workshops and sessions
  • Places on activity pre-booked


How can we create when restrictions tighten?

The team at Theatre 31 consists of enthusiastic and ambitious professionals who are constantly exploring new ways to work and co-create with young people. We enjoy discovering affective new tools and frameworks to work with, as we endeavour to re-write our practices in an everchanging landscape.

We love to share ideas and findings and we believe a time such as this is a great opportunity for the arts world to co-collaborate and talk to each other.

What we need from our participants and audiences when we are working in ‘real person’ settings

Our activities and performances will be presented in exactly the same way as normal – but with social distancing. All our games and activities have been re-created with this in mind. The quality of our projects, workshops and shows will not be compromised in any way.

What do we need from our participants and audiences

Do not attend our venues and contact us immediately if you:

• believe you may be infected with COVID-19;
• have experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have arrived in England in the last 14 days and are not covered by the exemption rules relating to self-isolation; or
• have been instructed to self-isolate.

All these regulations are designed to keep everyone safe and ensure that everyone has a great time. Please respect our staff at all times as they implement these measures for everyone’s wellbeing – and most importantly we hope you enjoy your experience with Theatre31.

FAQs

Is there a reduced capacity for workshops?

Yes – we are working to current UK Government Guidelines for Out of Schools Settings.

Will you keep my details for Track and Trace?

All places booked on a workshop of tickets booked for a show within a particular group must be purchased by one booker and each group must consist of one household or support bubble. We will collect the lead bookers contact information in line with our Privacy Policy and if required may share your contact details with NHS Test and Trace.

Will I have to queue when arriving for my activity?

We are operating a timed entry system for all the spaces we are working in. When you book a place or ticket, you will be given a time when you should arrive at the venue. We would ask that you adhere to these staggered arrival times so we can keep maximum distance participants as they arrive.

Will I need to wear a face covering?

Yes, these are mandatory throughout all of our activities – both for staff, participants and audiences.

Entry will be denied if face coverings are not worn, however we acknowledge there are exemptions. Please let us know at the time of booking if you are exempt.

What if I have specific access needs?

Just to confirm that you will not be required to wear a face covering if you have a physical or mental illness or impairment, or a disability that means you cannot put on, wear or remove a face covering; or putting on, wearing or removing a face covering would cause you severe distress.

Please let us know at the time of booking if you are exempt.

What if I develop any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with someone with symptoms? When should I not attend the workshop or show?

You should not attend the venue and contact us immediately if you:

• believe you may be infected with COVID-19;
• have experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have arrived in England in the last 14 days and are not covered by the exemption rules relating to self-isolation; or
• have been instructed to self-isolate.

Any individual who considers themselves to be clinically extremely vulnerable or who is in the same household or support bubble as someone who considers themselves to be clinically extremely vulnerable is advised not to attend.

If you have any further queries, please contact us at hello@icontheatre.org.uk and a member of our team will be able to assist you.