A popular theatre has revealed that their team are ‘ready to get back into action’ after a year of no shows.

The Aylesbury Waterside Theatre officially closed their doors on Monday, March 16, 2020 as the virus began to spread across the UK, leading to the pandemic that we are still currently in.

A whole year has seen passed and with the theatre industry on its knees due to a lack of income, those at the theatre in Aylesbury are remaining positive to bring joy to audience members in 2021.

In a series of tweets that were published today [Tuesday, March 16], the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre said: “Today marks one year since we closed our doors.

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“For us, 2020 was meant to be a year like no other celebrating our 10th anniversary; a milestone we’d been looking forward to for months.

“Like so many other special occasions it’s been put on hold, but the end is nigh!

A facemask covering the Ronnie Barker statue outside the theatre in August 2020

A facemask covering the Ronnie Barker statue outside the theatre in August 2020

“The team are poised ready to get back into action, doing what we know and love; bringing incredible shows to Aylesbury and sending people home with a smile on their face.

“This is something we’ve always felt hugely privileged to do, and never have our audiences deserved it more.

“The atmosphere on re-opening night is going to be electric!


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The Exchange Street theatre is one of many that have suffered due to the ongoing pandemic as numerous gigs, concerts, productions and pantomimes have all had to be postponed or cancelled.

This has led to performers finding other means of income with the theatres and production companies being left in limbo.

However, in the summer of last year, it was reported that the Government have promised the country’s arts industry financial support of £1.5bn.

The Aylesbury Waterside Theatre officially opened its doors to the public on Monday, October 11, 2010, replacing the outgoing Civic Centre.