3rd July 2020 7:46 pm
Our famous end of pier theatre will take part in the Light it in Red campaign on Monday 6th July showing solidarity to save UK theatres and venues during the Covid-19 crisis.
In support of the Theatres and Events industries everywhere Cromer Pier and Pavilion Theatre will be joining the nation-wide campaign to highlight the desperate state that all UK theatres and events companies, and all the artists, technicians and support teams that they employ, who have been left in limbo by the government’s response to Covid-19.
On Monday 6th July 2020 The Theatre and Events Industry will be turning many well-known buildings and landmarks across the nation red with light to bring to attention the death of the arts, culture and events now impacting many venues, companies, artists, technicians and creative talent around the UK.
Openwide Coastal Ltd, operators and producers for Cromer Pavilion Theatre and the Cromer Shows is joining this campaign on behalf of all the artists and technicians that would have been employed by the venue but currently left destitute with no support at all from government, and all the suppliers and creative support companies who have seen their business destroyed by the lack of support and hope for the future.
The arts, culture and events industries desperately need the government to step up and take responsibility for their actions, support all those whose lives they have decimated and provide a clear timescale and plan to get us all back into work and let the living get on with life.
Francis Guildea the theatre General Manager said,’ this campaign is an important step in highlighting the issues currently faced. Our own venue in Cromer which houses the last full season End of the Pier Show in the World is in serious jeopardy. Our wonderful venue is not only in need of support for its own survival but is also a vital part of the tourist offer for Cromer and the North Norfolk Coast. As a heritage attraction in its own right, we attract over 70,000 visitors over 12 months of the year providing much-needed revenue both in and out of season for the many hotels, restaurants, caravan parks and shops for whom a buoyant tourism offer is essential.’
To get a unique photograph of this unique and currently endangered venue visit Cromer Pier on Monday after 9pm when the Pavilion Theatre will be lit in red. Show your support for the campaign, for the arts and for Cromer’s wonderful Pavilion theatre by sharing your photographs on social media with the hashtag #lightitinred https://www.facebook.com/lightitinred/