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Chapter joins #MissingLiveTheatre campaign Posted on 24 Jul 2020

Chapter joins #MissingLiveTheatre campaign

Designers of #SceneChange have wrapped our arts centre in a message of hope with pink tape reading #MissingLiveTheatre.

#SceneChange, a project created by stage designers, have been working with theatre venues and organisations across the UK and Ireland to keep theatres visible and to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the creative industries. 

They have now wrapped over 100 venues with #MissingLiveTheatre tape, including the National Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Lyric Belfast, Sherman Theatre, the RSC, Sadler’s Wells and Theatr Clwyd, to name just a few.

The tape installation will remain at Chapter for one week, before being removed and reused to envelop another theatre.

Following the news earlier this month of the Government’s financial package to safeguard the future of the arts, culture and heritage industries, #SceneChange said:

“Whilst we navigate a way back to live performance, we continue #MissingLiveTheatre to bring joy and colour to theatres across the UK and Ireland, to celebrate these incredible buildings, and the key role they play within their communities”

#SceneChange began as a small email exchange ‘Dialogue in Strange Times’ between a group of set & costume designers. Now it is a wide community of designers covering the breadth of the discipline and growing to over 1000 members, promoting ways of coming together in conversation and action in support of theatre.

To read more about the #MissingLiveTheatre campaign by #scenechange please visit their website www.scene-change.com

For theatres who wish to join in the #missinglivetheatre campaign, please contact: action@scene-change.com.