Storyhouse Statement on NHS Covid Passes

Our statement on NHS Covid Passes

From Thursday 11 November, we will be asking our customers coming to ticketed events in our theatre spaces to use and show their NHS Covid Pass upon entry to the theatre(s). Storyhouse is following the lead of many of the country’s largest theatres, including many in the West End, in using the pass to assist with a safe return to full houses.

CEO Andrew Bentley said on the change: “Audiences are coming back in great numbers and it’s really heartening.  We’re still offering a small number of purely socially distanced shows alongside full houses, however the appetite for these, and also for using face coverings inside, is rapidly diminishing. It’s highly possible in the new year that we’ll only be offering full houses in theatres.  

“Meanwhile, well over 90% of the adult population have access to certification on the NHS app and it couldn’t be easier to use.  If you’re not vaccinated, it takes 5 minutes to upload a test result.

So, this is our request to our customers – help keep each other safe by showing us that you’re fully vaccinated or have just taken a test. Doing this for each other helps create an atmosphere where we can feel supported and safe.”

Customers who cannot get vaccinated or take a test can join our access register (email and still access the show, so nobody will be left behind.

Andrew concludes “Storyhouse is a strong supporter of the government’s vaccination programme, but neither are we unwelcoming to the unvaccinated. You don’t need to be vaccinated to come to an event, merely committed to keeping the person next to you safe.”

More information on entry conditions can be found here.