Manchester theatre takes first steps towards reopening

One of the posters now dotted around the city

Writer:

Paul Genty

18 May 2021

Institutions work together on 'Here For Culture' campaign

Many of Manchester's most important culture and arts venues are supporting a major drive to bring the city back to post-Covid life.

The campaign #HereForCultureMCR was launched on Monday as theatres,  museums and other venues started a limited reopening.

The poster and publicity campaign coincides with England reaching step three of the roadmap, which will allow galleries, museums and theatres to reopen, along with indoor hospitality.

The Visit Manchester website is publicising events opening across more than 20 venues, from the sister Palace and Opera House theatres, HOME Manchester, The Lowry,  Bolton Octagon, Oldham Coliseum and Contact Theatre to the city’s galleries and museums.

The campaign to get live culture in business again is supported by a poster campaign around the city. Some of the institutions involved have been closed to the public for a year or more,  while others have been “dark” since the last major lockdown in November.

The only fear now is that the resurgence of the coronavirus though variant strains could put back the plan to open restriction-free in mid-June.

More on the campaign here