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Closure of Eden Court Theatre in Inverness extended as coronavirus lockdown continues

By Gregor White

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Eden Court Theatre will be closed until at least the start of June.
Eden Court Theatre will be closed until at least the start of June.

Eden Court in Inverness will remain closed until at least Monday, June 1 the theatre's bosses have announced.

Customers with tickets for shows during the period in which Eden Court is closed will be contacted by the ticket sales team as soon as possible.

Tickets can still be purchased online at www.eden-court.co.uk for shows scheduled for after June 1 this year as well as into 2021.

Under Canvas, Eden Court’s hugely popular outdoor summer event run in partnership with Fèis Rois, was scheduled to begin at the start of June.

It will now move to slightly later in the year with more details to be released as they are confirmed.

Chief executive of Eden Court, James Mackenzie-Blackman, said: "This decision has not been taken lightly, but it is, of course, in order to restrict the spread of Covid-19 and to follow guidance from government.

"The reality is, even if social-distancing measures are relaxed before this date the majority of all the productions and live events that were due to be on our stages before this time have been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.

James Mackenzie-Blackman, chief executive of Eden Court.
James Mackenzie-Blackman, chief executive of Eden Court.

"If you have tickets for shows or film screenings between this updated period of closure – April 20 to June 1 – we will be in touch with you soon. Please bear with us.

"The current situation is probably the biggest challenge ever faced by Eden Court.

"Approximately 75 per cent of all our income is generated from ticket sales, our café/bar, restaurant and Under Canvas.

"That income, over the course of one week, totally stopped.

"Now more than ever we need your support. If you are able to, please consider making us a donation.

"All the information on how to do so is available on our website."

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