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Local theatres suspend shows 
Tuesday 17th March 2020

Following the governments advice on Monday evening Southend Theatres have cancelled all shows until Sunday June 7th in order to comply with the social distancing measures taken at Monday's cobra meeting in London.

Here is the statement issued by Southend Theatres

Coronavirus statement 

Last updated: Monday 16 March 2020, 8.39pm

In response to the Prime Ministerís statement advising that people should avoid non-essential contact with others; all events and shows from Tuesday 17 March 2020 at both the Cliffs Pavilion and the Palace Theatre are suspended.

We appreciate this will be disappointing news, but hope customers will understand the unprecedented nature of the current circumstances.  Ultimately the health and wellbeing of all is the most important consideration at this time. 

We will be posting further statements over the coming days about the status of forthcoming shows.  Where performances do not proceed we will make contact with customers at the appropriate time to advise on the next steps.

We would ask all customers to refrain from contacting the Box Office unless absolutely necessary to do so.  Please be assured that we are working as quickly as possible to understand the implications and to put appropriate steps in place. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.

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