The latest indications are that the current measures of social distancing and restrictions on everyday life including non-essential travel could be in place at least until June, and in order to give some degree of certainty regarding scheduled events at Beccles Public Hall we have decided to suspend all events and bookings at the Hall through to the end of May. The situation will be kept under review and we will, of course, open the Hall again as soon as government regulations allow.
This decision has not been taken lightly but we believe that it is the best course of action to support the nation’s attempts to delay the spread of the virus and to support our NHS and other front-line services and essential workers. We understand that this will be a disappointment and inconvenience for those of you who have already booked tickets or have events arranged at the Hall but the health and safety of our customers, volunteers and staff is the most important thing and we believe this is the correct decision.
Ticket holders for cancelled events can claim a full refund to the value of their ticket(s). In line with government regulations regarding non-essential journeys and social distancing, the Hall box office is now closed to personal callers until further notice, but all ticket holders will be contacted regarding the procedure for obtaining a ticket refund for cancelled events. Please do not contact the box office until advised to do so.
The impact of coronavirus is a real and serious threat to Beccles Public Hall & Theatre. As a charity we receive no external funding and full refunds to all customers could be financially very damaging to the Hall. We are determined to survive but we need your help urgently so please consider converting your refund to a donation if you can afford to do so. If you are in a position to support us – and we understand not everyone can – by donating the cost of your ticket, or even a proportion of the cost, that would be hugely appreciated. Please let our box office staff know when you contact them.
Donations to the Hall can be taken by credit/debit card on the box office telephone
(01502 770060 from 10:00am to 12:00pm Monday-Saturday) or by cheque (payable to ‘BLL Public Hall A/c’) and sent to Beccles Public Hall c/o 5 Wesley Close, Beccles NR34 9UZ. A bank transfer can be made to Sort Code: 40-52-40, Account Number: 00021382.
We would like to thank everyone in advance for their understanding, and ask that you bear with our small team, as they process refunds or donations for the cancelled events. We look forward to welcoming customers and visitors back to the Hall before too long. Thank you for your understanding, patience and support over this difficult period.
Please look after yourselves during these troubled and distressing times.