London’s West End will remain closed as the shutdown gets extended until June 28. The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) confirmed on Tuesday that it would extend from the original date of May 31. Closures are due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Venues will be providing patrons with refunds, credit notes, or exchanges. Per SOLT, different theaters and will be reopening at different times.
Previously SOLT and the U.K. actors union Equity made a deal that would ensure West End performers who are currently under contract will continue on those pre-existing terms and can resume with revised dates when the shutdown ends.
With live theater performances needing an audience, it made take longer for performances to return as there needs to be a way to ensure audiences’ safety.
Broadway previously had extended its shutdown until June.