Keeping you safe

Keeping you safe

An update on our Covid safety measures and how we are keeping you safe during your visit to the Octagon.

As we ease out of Covid restrictions we know that everyone will be going at a different pace and we are doing all we can to ensure visitors and audiences feel safe and comfortable when visiting the Octagon.

We have updated our Covid measures to safeguard your visit so you can be confident when coming to the Octagon, whether to see a show, dine in our Kitchen & Bar or take part in one of our workshops or participation groups.

Many people will want to enjoy coming back to a full audience and others would prefer more space, which is why throughout the autumn we will be offering both socially distanced and non-socially distanced performances of our main house productions.

The wearing of face coverings is strongly recommended when inside the building, including the auditorium, to help keep staff, performers and other visitors safe and is in line with government guidance for enclosed indoor venues.

The new building has plenty of big, airy and safe spaces and our new air handling system pulls in fresh air from outside to circulate around the building.

Plus. there will be enhanced cleaning taking place throughout our building as well as hand sanitiser stations to make it easier for visitors to regularly sanitise their hands.

Our flexible ticket exchange policy is still in place so customers can book with confidence knowing that if you need to postpone your visit due to Covid for any reason we will exchange your tickets for an alternative performance or offer theatre credit.

The Octagon Chief Executive Roddy Gauld commented: “We are delighted that the Octagon doors are once again open. We want to include everyone, including those who may be vulnerable or understandably cautious, and that’s why we have a variety of options to accommodate different comfort levels and different paces. Feeling safe is vital to having a good time at the theatre and we want to assure all our visitors that their safety is of upmost importance as we navigate this next stage of post-Covid restrictions.”

For more information about our Covid measures click here