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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 25 January 2024

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.

Face Covering

When visiting The Lantern you are welcome to continue to wear a face covering if you wish to.

We do have face coverings available if you forget yours or would like to have a fresh one.

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


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.

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.

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 foot-operated dispensers in the bar and at the entrance to the theatre.


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.

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