Swindon's Wyvern Theatre has announced that it will not be holding a panto this year due to the pandemic. At the same time it has announced that it will not be holding any performances until after January 31, 2021. In a statement the theatre said:
After much discussion we're sad to announce that our pantomime has been postponed until 2021.
All tickets and reservations will be transferred to an equivalent performance, at the same price and in the same seats.
In line with this announcement, performances are now suspended until 31 January inclusive.
We have explored all options to continue with our autumn programme, but unfortunately it is just not viable to present full shows - with all that involves - whilst social distancing measures remain in place. The Culture Secretary's announcement that a relaxation will not be considered until November at the earliest has reluctantly led us to this decision.
The venue and the box office remain closed. The small central team we have working currently will be contacting ticket-holders by email over the coming weeks. If you hold tickets for the pantomime or for a show in the autumn, please wait to be contacted.
If possible, we would ask you to retain your tickets for any rescheduled dates. Doing this is the best way to support us through to reopening.
We would ask for your patience and understanding as we work to resolve everything.
Panto 2021 will be brighter, funnier and more spectacular than ever before. After 2020 we're all going to need it! We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Swindon Wyvern Theatre & Arts Centre