Today (Monday 16 November 2020) management at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be further postponements of shows in the New Year.
The Grand can open to 322 people per performance, which adheres to the Covid-19 guidelines, however the programme in January, February and March 2021 is only financially viable if open at full capacity.
The majority of the programme has been rescheduled into later dates with only a handful of productions being completely cancelled.
CEO and Artistic Director Adrian Jackson said,
“We genuinely hoped that the start of the year would see The Grand return at full capacity, however we must face facts that the country and indeed the world are not yet in a position to fully open. It is another devastating blow, but we remain completely optimistic about the future
This news does not mean we are keeping the doors closed. We are planning to open before Christmas with a film screening of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and a children’s production of DEAR SANTA. We are in negotiations to deliver socially distanced performances during January, February and March including our involvement with Wolverhampton Literature Festival and a Bollywood Cinema Season.
As a charity, we continue to provide our vital community work. I am so pleased that our Intro To Pantomime schools tour will be out on the road for three weeks. Our Memory Cafés are being delivered digitally creating a crucial service for people living with dementia.
I would like to sincerely thank everyone once again for the continued support shown to this iconic building.”
Customers who have already booked will receive correspondence that outlines their options for managing bookings. If the theatre does not hold your email address, you will be written to within 10 working days.
The full list of shows including newly rescheduled and cancelled dates are:
RESCHEDULED DATES IN 2021
AN EVENING WITH KEVIN AND JOANNE CLIFTON – TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 2021
THE SENSATIONAL 60’S EXPERIENCE – SUNDAY 9 MAY 2021
HOW SWEET IT IS: THE GREATEST HITS OF MOTOWN – SATURDAY 15 MAY 2021
EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – TUESDAY 25 – SATURDAY 29 MAY 2021
STEWART LEE: SNOWFLAKE TORNADO – WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE 2021
FRANCIS ROSSI: I TALK TOO MUCH – MONDAY 19 JULY 2021
ADAM KAY: THIS IS GOING TO HURT – SUNDAY 25 JULY 2021
GROAN UPS – TUESDAY 27 – SATURDAY 31 JULY 2021
A TRIBUTE TO ITALIA ’90 – MONDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2021
GOOD VIBRATIONS: THE MUSIC OF BRIAN WILSON & THE BEACH BOYS – TUESDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2021
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM – SUNDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2021
BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY – MONDAY 11 OCTOBER 2021
THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN – TUESDAY 12 OCTOBER 2021
80’S MANIA – THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 2021
RHOD GILBERT: THE BOOK OF JOHN – FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 2021
OLIVER – TUESDAY 2 – SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021
RESCHEDULED DATES NOW IN 2022
THE LUTHER VANDROS CELEBRATION – WEDNESDAY 19 JANUARY 2022
THE ELVIS YEARS: THE STORY OF THE KING – THURSDAY 20 JANUARY 2022
LIONEL: A TRIBUTE TO LIONEL RICHIE – SUNDAY 30 JANUARY 2022
PEPPA PIG’S BEST DAY EVER – SATURDAY 12 – SUNDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2022
SING-A-LONG-DIRTY-DANCING – MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2022
NICK KNOWLES AND NEIL OLIVER: WHO BUILT BRITAIN? – WEDNESDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2022
AN AUDIENCE WITH HARRY REDKNAPP – FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2022
THE DREAMBOYS – SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022
THE DA VINCI CODE – MONDAY 7 – SATURDAY 12 MARCH 2022
THE COMMITMENTS – TUESDAY 11 – SATURDAY 15 OCTOBER 2022
RESCHEDULED DATES NOW IN 2023
MAMMA MIA – TUESDAY 17 – SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2023
RESCHEDULED DATES YET TO BE CONFIRMED
NIGHTS ON BROADWAY: THE BEE GEES STORY – This performance was originally due to take place on Friday 15 January 2021 at 7.30pm. It is with regret that it has now been cancelled.