Welcoming audiences back safely When you’re ready to return to us, we’re committed to keeping you safe. We know planning ahead feels tricky just now, so we've amended our terms and conditions to include no quibble refunds or exchanges if you can’t attend a performance due to Covid symptoms or cancellation on our part. We are currently only selling 50% of our capacity for all shows at Northern Stage, apart from The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Shows in Paines Plough's Roundabout are being sold up to 70% of usual capacity. We hope to be able to release more seats later in the year. We may need to move your seats to make sure you are sufficient distance away from other customers. We will be in regular contact with you as the performance date approaches and keep you well informed of any potential changes to your booking. If you’d feel happier keeping your distance, we have a number of permanently socially distanced performances across the season. These performances will always have a reduced capacity, with space between each group of customers even if social distancing is no longer legally required. Our staff will be wearing face coverings. We strongly recommend that audiences wear a face covering while they are inside Northern Stage including during the performance. We know that in person visits are not possible for everyone, so our Northern Stage at Home programme allows you to watch shows online. Alongside an increased cleaning schedule, we have installed hand sanitising stations, invested in paperless ticketing and have a new at-seat order service to avoid queuing at the bar. This was always the case, but we really do want you to know it’s ok to nip to the toilet during a show. If you go when you need to go it will help us reduce queues at the interval! To keep you and our staff safe, we will continue to adhere to the latest government guidance. As your performance date approaches we will be in touch regularly with details on what to expect from your visit - including things like how to move around the building safely and whether or not you’ll need to wear a face covering.