We are now open to support Directors, Events, Workshops for patrons of the arts so if you have an project then please get in touch with us by filling in the online form in the proposals section of our website or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your thoughts. We will be delighted to hear from you.
As you know we have the entire contents of Estrela Hall stored in the ADCEO. The balcony is full of props, sets and our seats, some dressing rooms are full of our wardrobe and various other spaces house the contents of our bar, kitchen, foyer and lighting box. It is a large theatre – see attached photo – and may therefore prove to be ideal in the current climate as entirely possible to accommodate our usual audience whilst adhering to social distancing rules and regulations.
In the last month we have learnt that the Lisbon courts (Tribunal) have requested the use of the stage, auditorium and foyer areas for a few sessions over the coming months, due to its size.
Currently the theatre is without a performing license from IGAC (Inspeção Geral das Atividades Culturais) due to stringent safety regulations. We are in the throes of receiving estimates for work to get the license, in order to decide if this space is where we will stay, at least for the time being. Of course, getting any speedy responses to our emails and phone calls during the pandemic is an arduous business, but we hope to be able to have more concrete information with figures of the costs very soon.
Meanwhile we are still looking for, and have not ruled out by any means, finding different venues and welcome any suggestions of possible venues – both permanent and for presencial performances in Covid times. We will follow up any suggestions made.
Our current plan is to communicate via newsletter every two months to keep our members informed of all our news. We end for now by wishing all of you the very best – stay safe, we will be back soon, and …….. LONG LIVE THEATRE and THE LISBON PLAYERS.