Hope Mill Theatre & Covid 19

The below information was updated on 15/09/20.

Hope Mill Theatre will be operating with strict Covid-19 guidelines in place in line with the Government guidance for the performing arts.

This will include operating at 50% capacity per show with audience rows spaced 2 metres apart and a transparent safety screen separating bookings.

The venue will be clearly signposted with essential information and will put in place hand sanitising stations, extra toilets for patrons, staggered arrival times and temperature checks on arrival.

The theatre space will be fully sanitised before each performance (using an Ultra Low Volume Fogger) and audiences will be asked to wear face coverings during the show or visors for those who are medically exempt.

In line with current guidelines the venue will not allow groups of more than 6 people per booking from different households and will be collecting audience details to comply with the NHS Test & Trace scheme.

Please see below a sample graphic of what to expect from the Hope Mill Theatre seating plan.

For ticket transfers – we ask audiences to give us one weeks’ notice wherever possible.

Engine Room Cafe & Restaurant

The bar staff here at Hope Mill can’t wait to have you all back to eat and drink with us at the theatre.

The pizza oven’s warming up and the wine’ being uncorked!

In the interests of everyone’s safety visiting the theatre, we have implemented the following changes in accordance with the government’s social distancing guidelines.

If you would like to eat with us before a performance, you must now reserve a table in advance. You can book a table by emailing hopemillhospitality@gmail.com.

In accordance with social distancing we can accommodate thirty guests in our dining area, so please book a table to avoid disappointment. When booking your table you can also pre-order your food which will be ready for you upon arrival.

You will be able to choose from two different time slots when reserving a table:


This will enable us to deliver your food as quickly as possible and reduce congestion in the bar area. Please specify which time you’d like when reserving your table.

For your safety we will now be implementing table service in the bar area. Your food and drinks will be brought to you by our friendly staff and you can now pay at your table also.

You can also order your interval drinks with our bar staff.

Tables and chairs in the bar area will be thoroughly sanitised after every use and general cleaning has been increased in all communal areas.

We’re so excited to welcome you all back, let’s eat, drink and watch amazing theatre!