Covid precautions at East Lane Theatre

We have been working very hard to make sure that this is as safe an experience as possible for you all in these pandemic times.
This has necessitated some changes and limits to our operation, and we thought you would be re-assured to know them in advance.
If you have been hesitant to venture out to the theatre so far, we hope that after reading this message you will feel confident to come to see our Coarse Acting double bill.


All front-of-house staff will be masked to protect you, and we respectfully request that, unless exempt, you also wear a mask when moving around the building.


There will be hand sanitising dispensers at various point around the building, and you are encouraged to use them.
The building will be "fogged" using a  disinfectant spray and all door handles, taps etc will be thoroughly wiped prior to each performance.


We are working on installing an extra fan to ensure increased ventilation in the auditorium, and doors will be left open in other parts of the building.

Movement around the building:

We have spent a government grant on constructing an extra covered foyer area and entrance to the auditorium.
The front-of-house Duty Manager will be at the usual entrance to direct you to your seats (the route will depend on your seat number, so don't forget your tickets!).


The bar will be open before and after the show, and all drinks will now be in individual bottles or tins.

The kitchen will be serving teas and coffees with wrapped biscuits during the interval.
All interval refreshments (bar and/or kitchen) must be ordered and paid for in advance.
They will be placed out for you in locations depending on your seat number (again, don't forget your tickets!).
Ideally we would like contactless payment please, but we will still accept cash.

If you have any queries about any of the above, please email to, and we will get back to you with an answer.
                                                     We look forward to greeting you.
                                        ELTC Trustees


East Lane Theatre, Vale Farm, Watford Road, Sudbury, Middlesex, HA0 3HG         Registered Charity Number 1183134