Save Our Theatres

Save Our Theatres

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Gary Cross started this petition to United kingdom government

Right now, our theatres are going through a tough time. With the Covid-19 Pandemic closing our theatres for health reasons, there is a good chance that many will never reopen. The theatres in London generate over £1.5 billion for the government alone! They also help attract tourists to our country and if after the pandemic  finally goes and we have no theatres, what is left to attract them?

Theatres also use additional outsourced work. Setbuilders, scenery makers, costumiers, wigmakers etc. If theatres go, it will have a knock on effect and cause widespread unemployment in other areas too. Once a theatre goes, it will in all probability never reopen, if the building isn't listed, the chances are it will probably be demolished and lost for all time.

The theatre is a great place to socialise. Do we all really want to just sit at home and just watch tv? Many of our top actors and actresses started their careers in the theatre and the loss of theatres could affect the careers of potential new actors and actresses, not to mention those behind the scenes. 

Please save our theatres!  

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