Live events and theatre are under terrible threat 

Here’s a few thoughts and recommendations from our Communications Manager, Sam Hutchinson.

It’s a hugely worrying time for the arts right now, the pandemic and social distancing measures mean venues, artists, support staff and the structure that make UK culture are in real crisis - we all need to join in the call for urgent support to protect an industry which means so much to so many, and provides billions to the economy.

Action Transport Theatre create brave, small-scale theatre for young people, by young people, with young people from our home in Ellesmere Port & beyond.

Over the years we have worked with so many great venues actors, arts companies, creatives, designers, directors, freelancers, practitioners, technicians, writers and countless other professionals - and it's so very hard to see so many individuals under the threat of losing their livelihood.

Individuals that you may have seen in a performance, or at an event, on stage or at a festival, someone who works front of house and many hundreds of thousands more who you never get to see who work behind the scenes. All of these people may work across many disciplines, but we all share one main theme #WeMakeEvents

What can we do?

It’s easy to feel pretty powerless, but there are at least a few things you can do right now if you haven't already:

There are no doubt more things that can be done, if you’re reading this and have any other suggestions - drop us a line via our social media or email

Stay safe and stay strong.