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Turn On Fest 2021 POSTPONED.

Turn On Fest 2021 POSTPONED.

Due to the most recent government guidelines, it was with a heavy heart that we released the following statement regarding our second annual Turn On Fest. The LGBTQIA+ Arts festival, in partnership with Superbia, aims to celebrate, support and create a platform for queer artists in Manchester and the north. We look forward to the day that we can do this in the fullest and safest way possible. 

Delivering the best festival we possibly can, that has the safety and wellbeing of our artists, performers and audiences, as well as our technical and theatre staff, at its heart is of paramount importance to us.

With that in mind, we have made the decision to postpone TURN ON FEST 2021 so that we can allow everyone involved to create and share their art in a safe environment. We want to thank everyone who is working so hard to make this event happen and look forward to a day that we can welcome a live audience through our doors again. With huge gratitude to every partner, collaborator, artist and audience member for your continued support and understanding.

Our box office will be in touch with ticket holders soon and we look forward to announcing new festival dates. Follow Turn On Fest Mcr on social media for updates!

Hope Mill Theatre will be operating with strict covid guidelines in place in line with the Government guidance for the performing arts. 

This will include operating at 50% capacity per show with audience rows spaced 2 metres apart and a transparent safety screen separating bookings. 

The events will rehearse with social distancing in mind and in a Covid19-Secure environment. 

The venue will be clearly signposted with essential information and will put in place hand sanitising stations, extra toilets for patrons, staggered arrival times and temperature checks on arrival.

The theatre space will be fully sanitised before each event and audiences will be asked to wear face coverings during the show or visors for those who are exempt.

In line with current guidelines the venue will not allow groups of more than 6 people per booking and must be in the same household or social bubble. Hope Mill Theatre will be collecting audience details to comply with the NHS Test & Trace scheme.

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Published: 23-Dec-2020

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