The entertainment venue has announced its plans to reopen its doors for socially distanced indoor performances from August.
Hosting events on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, The Phoenix Arts Club will present Cabaret shows which will run at a reduced capacity for parties of between two and six people seated at socially distanced cabaret tables in the newly refurbished space.
Meanwhile, table service will be provided throughout via The Phoenix Arts Club’s drinks ordering app. Ticket holders will be granted access to the venue from 6pm to allow guests to catch up with friends before enjoying the show. Shows will run for 90mins and will include an interval.
The venue has also put a huge amount of work into being COVID-19 secure: and have just received the “Good to Go” sign-off from Visit England. Guests will be able to access a walkthrough explainer video, available online from next week.
Talking about the news, Ken Wright Managing Director of The Phoenix Arts Club says; “We are incredibly fortunate that cabaret is one of the genres of live entertainment that is able to return to indoor venues sooner than shows that require a large cast, or ensemble singing; meaning that we are able to open our doors to public performances whilst adhering to social distance from August. However much as we are grateful that we can embrace the next phase of emerging from lockdown, we are still feeling the pain of the severe financial knock we have experienced, and that our performers have experienced.”
The Phoenix Arts Club has also launched a Crowdfunder campaign to specifically focus on the venue’s community work and the plan is to help cement the future of the venue so that it can support emerging and established artists for years to come. In return for donations, the Phoenix Arts Club will offer a number of rewards and experiences ranging from show jackets and jigsaw puzzles to a limited edition print by illustrator Mark Reeve, masterclasses and even an opportunity to record your own Musical Theatre Album with West End star Greg Arrowsmith.
For more information about The Phoenix Arts Club visit: https://phoenixartsclub.com/