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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Notice

18th March 2020

Updated 23 April 2020

Dear friends of Firstsite

Following careful consideration of recent developments of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to temporarily close Firstsite to members of the public from Thursday 18 March until further notice.
We have made this difficult decision to help protect the welfare of our visitors and staff, who always come first.
We believe art can help us to see the world differently. It inspires, empowers and opens our minds. Now more than ever, art can help us feel connected, lift our spirits and support our wellbeing. Whilst Firstsite is shut, we are working on ways for you to enjoy our programme online. We’ll share these ideas and activities soon. if you would like to receive more information about these please sign up to our newsletter, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

All events including cinema screenings up until 1 June 2020 are cancelled. Many events after this date have also been cancelled due to the inability for these events to be performed or broadcast by our partners.  If you have pre-booked for any events which have been cancelled, we will be in touch over as soon as possible. As a charity, we rely on our ticket sales and donations to continue to show award-winning artists and exhibitions, and support our community. We hope that, if you feel able, you may consider donating the cost of your ticket to Firstsite to help us to continue this work and use it where it is needed most. 

We will be reviewing the scheduling of other events regularly and if further events are cancelled or postponed we will be in touch with any ticket holders affected directly. 
While the building is closed, our team will still be contactable Monday – Saturday from 9am – 3pm on 01206 713700 or at [email protected]

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding at this time. We hope you will bear with us during this period of disruption.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Firstsite when we re-open.
Take care of yourself and stay safe.

Best wishes, 
Sally Shaw
Firstsite Director

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