Short, one to one performances will be available from April 10
The Grand Theatre on the Grote Markt in Groningen has come up with a new, Corona-proof initiative called ‘Theatre to go’. As reported by the GIC.
There is still a “very small chance” that planned programming will go ahead in May and June, but the theatre has decided to cut its losses and move its live performances that were planned.
Instead, the theatre will focus on an alternative programme with editions of De Filmclub, Onder de Vulkaan and the Grand Pillow Society taking place online.
“Over the past year we have been constantly busy cancelling and moving shows. [We] often to cancel or move them again and again. This leads to a lot of uncertainty for us, the groups and visitors”, says director Niek vom Bruch.
“Last week the lockdown was extended again to April 20, but if you read between the lines, you know that the chances are small that we will be allowed to open before the summer. We could wait and hope that things turn out to be not too bad, but we have decided to work on an alternative programme that can certainly go ahead. Should it be the case that we are allowed to receive an audience again before the summer, then we are ready to see what is possible then. ”
From Saturday, April 10, it is ‘Theatre to go’ will be available on selected Saturdays at World of Barista (the theatre café in the Grand Theatre). For 2.50 Euros, visitors will be able to see a 1-on-1 performance in the open air. These personal performances will last approximately 10 minutes. Participating companies include Illustrious Figures, JÓRMA, Sijas de Groot and Teddy’s Last Ride. The entire programme is to be announced shortly.