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Jimmy Carr cancels but the show goes on in Aberdeen


By David Porter


Aberdeen Performing Arts (APA) response to COVID-19 Scottish Government events will see the postponement of upcoming larger performances they have announced.

Jimmy Carr has cancelled upcoming gigs in Aberdeen.
Jimmy Carr has cancelled upcoming gigs in Aberdeen.

In a statement on Sunday evening an APA spokeswoman said: "The Scottish Government has asked that any event or gathering of over 500 people in Scotland is cancelled from Monday, March 16 in order to take the pressure off emergency frontline services.

"This advice applies to mass events across all sectors – including sporting events, cultural events, and religious gatherings.

"As an arts charity with multiple venues, we have many events varying in scale and audience size.

"Many of our events will be affected immediately by this announcement and show cancellations will be inevitable at His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall.

But she stressed: "Smaller-scale shows in His Majesty’s Theatre and the Music Hall will not be affected and at The Lemon Tree, due to the small-scale capacity of the venue and therefore the programme will go ahead as planned.

"For the moment, all three of our venues will remain open to the public and our cafes and box office service will operate as normal, Monday–Saturday from 9.30am.

"We would like to assure everyone that we are working full out to directly notify customers of any changes to scheduled events of over 500 attendees."

Due to this announcement, the three performances of Jimmy Carr scheduled to take place this week at the Music Hall have been postponed to August 2020 and all affected customers will be notified and new dates will be published on the Aberdeen Performing Arts website.

All changes to affected upcoming events will be also be published on APA's website and social media channels.

If you would like to speak to someone, our Box Office team can be reached on 01224 641122 from 9.30am–6pm (Monday–Saturday), or message directly through Facebook.

All making contact are asked for patience as there will be a large volume of customer enquiries.

For further information please refer to www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/coronavirus



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