Great Elgiva Sewing Bee ensures safety is all ‘sewn up’ for reopening
The Elgiva Theatre takes the safety of its customers and staff very seriously, so what better way to ensure it, than by preparing a handy supply of masks ready for wear in time for our grand reopening.
Keeping up with varying guidelines has been no mean feat, but undaunted, a group of volunteers came together last week to snip and stitch and create this season’s must-have – face masks.
Guided by Vicki, one of the theatre’s volunteer ushers, the team spent a socially-distanced and sanitised morning sewing a plentiful supply of masks so that everyone who visits the theatre when it reopens can have a mask if they wish, or indeed if they have become mandatory at that point.
Theatre Manager, David Cooper, said: “We have spent several weeks cleaning and prepping ready to welcome our customers back. We’re kicking off with the Oscar-winning hit Parasite as it had been much-requested, but had to be cancelled due to lockdown. Having a supply of masks ready shows that our customers’ safety is paramount and that we want to make every experience at The Elgiva as safe as it is fun.”
In accordance with Government guidelines, The Elgiva will be showing films and recorded theatre streams in July and August, with a reduced audience capacity and careful seating of guests to ensure appropriate social distancing. The theatre also has new safety protocols, cleaning, one way systems, signage and sanitising points to ensure a safe return for its patrons.