Cameron Mackintosh’s theatre group, Delfont Mackintosh, will require theatre-goers to show proof of their covid status to enter their West End venues.
Delfont Mackintosh joins ATG in asking that ticket holders bring“proof of double vaccination (which can be provided through the NHS app – or internationally recognised alternatives), a recent negative lateral flow test (taken within the last 48 hours) or natural immunity”. Audience members are strongly advised to wear masks while attending shows as well. Those without smartphones can provide Covid Pass letters.
Attendees under the age of 18 will be asked for verbal confirmation (by them or by a parent or guardian on their behalf) that they have not received a positive test for COVID-19 and are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
Delfont Mackintosh owns eight venues in the West End, including the Sondheim Theatre (currently playing Les Miserables – The Staged Concert), the Novello Theatre (home of Mammia Mia!), the Noël Coward Theatre (home of Dear Evan Hansen), the Victoria Palace Theatre (home of Hamilton), the Prince Edward Theatre (currently playing Mary Poppins), the Gielgud Theatre (soon to host The Mirror and the Light and To Kill A Mockingbird), the Prince of Wales Theatre (now playing The Windsors) and the Wyndham’s Theatre (soon to present Leopoldstadt).
Currently there is no blanket rule for certification, though there continue to be calls for consistent measures across West End venues.