24th March 2020 2:02 pm
All planned events on Cromer Pier & performances in Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre postponed from 1pm Wednesday 18th March until Friday 19th June…
As of 2pm today Openwide Coastal Ltd. have taken the decision to reschedule all planned performances up to and including Friday 19th June . In addition the Vintage Sixties Festival, Folk on the Pier and Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society will be postponed until 2021.
We will begin the process of contacting all affected customers starting from 9am on the 19th March. This will take some time to work through, so please be patient with us and our team whilst we work to contact everybody. If you have a booking with us you will be contacted in due course.
We delayed the taking of this action for as long as possible whilst we waited for clarity from the government in the hope of minimising the devastating impact upon our teams, our performers and our business. At all times however, the safety and wellbeing of our customers has been at the forefront of our minds and having no further clarity from our government we could wait no longer to minimise any risk to you. In seeking to support the government advice to you it will mean that we will have to operate on a skeleton and dispersed team from tomorrow 19th March and will endeavour to adjust to our new circumstances as positively as is possible.
Many customers have already indicated a preference to transfer bookings or accept credit and some have even offered to donate the cost of their tickets to the arts in the hope that jobs will be saved. To them we say a heartfelt thank you. Your generosity of spirit has been genuinely uplifting in what is a very emotional and truly devastating time for all those associated with the pier.
The Pavilion Theatre is at the heart of Cromer Pier and Cromer Pier is at the heart of Cromer so we recognise the importance of operating a vibrant, successful business, not just for ourselves but for the wider tourist offer in Cromer and North Norfolk.
In the aftermath of three named storms in February times have been tough for us and the approach to Easter and the beginning of the season was to have been the light at the end of the tunnel we all needed.
These are very uncertain and scary times for many people and you can be assured that we will continue to work hard to preserve this iconic landmark and jewel in the North Norfolk tourism crown.
We will continue to monitor government updates and take appropriate steps for all performances as yet not mentioned and we sincerely hope that the government can provide some much needed clarity soon.
In the meantime thank you from us all for your continued support and understanding. I hope that we will see you all again soon, in the meantime we hope that you and your families stay safe and stay positive.
UPDATE: All operations on Cromer Pier are now closed until further notice. We would like to thank all our customers for their continuous support and we hope to see you again soon. Keep an eye on our Social Media for updates and some live variety performances to keep you entertained whilst the theatre is closed.