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Your Next Visit

We appreciate your help in supporting us to keep all performers, audience members and volunteers as safe as possible.

Anyone who's visited The Lantern knows that we're a very intimate and unique space. This is what makes us such a special place to experience an event.

We're doing all we can to make your visit as safe as possible. 

Please remember that our volunteers are here to help and we hope you appreciate them as much we do.

Last updated 24 February 2022

COVID Symptoms

Please do not attend the theatre if have COVID-19 and have tested positive. We're an intimate space and this can spread to others in the air.


There is no longer a requirement for COVD Passes or Later Flow test to be shown.

Please note: ​the Covid-19 vaccination card, given when you had your appointment, is not acceptable and cannot be used in place of a lateral flow test result or NHS COVID Pass. 

Face Covering

When visiting The Lantern please consider wearing a face covering at all times.

The current Government guidelines. Please bring your face mask/covering when visiting and attending a show. We do have face masks available if you forget yours or wish to have a fresh one.


During your visit, please be aware of guests and volunteers around you. 

We all feel differently about being out again. Please respect people's personal space. When moving around the building give people the time to comfortably do that at their pace. This can help everyone have a great night out.

Arrival and Tickets

The theatre doors open 60 minutes before the show begins.

Tickets will be scanned on arrival and you can purchase drinks and snacks at the bar.

We are now a ticketless venue so tickets will need to be shown on your mobile phone, printed at home or your name is given on arrival if you can't access these.

Bar and Facilities

Our bar and facilities will be available during your visit but may operate differently from what you're used to. 

The bar will be open before the performance and during any interval. It may not be available while performers are on stage or after the show depending on a variety of circumstances at that time.

These will be reviewed before the March 4th performaces.

Enhanced Cleaning

In addition to our usual cleaning procedures, we're cleaning and sanitising high contact places throughout each event. We use Sanigone products to sanitise all contact points and small rooms (such as our bathroom facilities).  Additionally, we use Sanigone's room fogging system between audiences to Sanitise the auditorium seating and surroundings along with the foyer/bar area. We also perform enhanced cleaning whenever we are working in the building.

You can help us by using the bins provided and not leaving any rubbish in the auditorium. 

Contactless Payments

We've moved away from cash for payments. Please bring your contactless card with you for all bar purchases. 

Tickets are bought online and shown either on your phone or printed at home. If we are selling remaining tickets on the night of a show, at the venue, then a contactless card will need to be used.

Hand Sanitising

We have hand sanitising stations positioned around the venue. Please use these regularly during your visit and wash your hands after using our facilities.

You can find hand sanitisers on the walls and we also have free-standing, foot-operated dispensers. 


Our building dates back to the Victorian era and doesn't have air conditioning. We're taking all the steps we can to bring fresh air into the venue. 

We've enhanced the ventilation in the bar and foyer. We'll also be monitoring the C02 levels in the auditorium and adjusting ventilation in the space as needed. As a result, the air in the venue may be cooler than it would usually be so please dress appropriately.