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Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre reopens for residents

Friday, 5 November 2021

Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre is reopening with a live performance of Woodland Tales with Granddad on Saturday, 13 November. It’s part of an autumn programme offering something for everyone.

During the autumn season, theatregoers can enjoy a variety of productions such as Scream Phone, Big Red Bath and Inspector Drake’s Last Case.

Work behind the scenes to prepare for reopening is complete and all at Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre are looking forward to welcoming customers back, which has been closed due to COVID-19.

The Box Office on the ground floor of the library has reopened, where staff will support customers in person or over the telephone, Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm, and Saturday 9.30am to 3pm. Alternatively, tickets can be purchased via the council’s website at any time.

The safety of customers, artists and staff remain the council’s greatest priority as it moves forward. To ensure this, the theatre will reopen in a phased approach which includes reduced capacity audiences and socially distanced seating. An NHS Test and Trace QR code will be available for customers to scan as they enter the theatre. Face coverings are encouraged and hand sanitising stations will be available, and the theatre’s bar will be open.

Councillor Ian Dalgarno, Executive Member for Community Services, said:

We look forward to welcoming audiences back to our Leighton Buzzard Library Theatre now the doors have reopened. Our autumn season has a great mix of shows and performances and there’s sure to be something people will want to enjoy. I would like to thank all of our theatre users and residents for their understanding and messages of support during the temporary closure. It has been well received, especially by officers who have been working behind the scenes to enable the theatre to reopen.

Information is also available on the Library Theatre’s Facebook page including the ‘what's on’ listings.