Blackfriars Theatre in the Field event - Gets the Green Light!

Friday 18th June

Official Statement regarding Blackfriars Theatre in the Field event.

Following the government announcement on Monday night regarding the extension of Step 3 of the roadmap we are pleased to confirm that our outdoor 'Theatre in the Field' event has got the 'GREEN LIGHT' to go ahead with only very minor changes as follows:-

Evening Performances:-  

Please be aware of the following update regarding the Outdoor Comedy Night, The Elton John Show and Pride and Prejudice.

1/ Alcohol Consumption - We can no longer offer a bar for the evening performances so if you fancy a tipple as you watch the Comedy Night, The Elton John Show or Pride and Prejudice please bring your own alcohol.  There will still be hot and cold drinks and snacks and Ice Creams available to purchase on site from our Blackfriars Stall or The Coffee Pod.

2/ Social Distancing - All allocated seated performances will be socially distanced in line with government restrictions so rows will be spaced accordingly, and gaps placed between booking groups. Please ensure you have your tickets with you to gain access to the site as the current seat numbers will still be relevant, where possible show your electronic ticket on a mobile device rather than printed copies. Upon arrival you will be asked to sanitise your hands then directed to your seats by the stewards.

3/ Mask wearing - The toilets are situated inside the building so masks will be mandatory when using those facilities inside. Outside we encourage that masks are worn whilst entering and being shown to your seats to protect our volunteers who will also be wearing masks or visors as they will need to get closer than 2mtrs to you for ticket checking. These can be removed once seated. 

4/ Seating - all seating will have been wiped and sanitised before arrival. Outdoor seats are provided, you are welcome to bring your own cushion if you wish as we are unable to provide padded seats due to covid restrictions. Please remain seated in your socially distanced section throughout the performance unless visiting the facilities. If you do need to leave your seat during the performance, please use the most direct route out of the seated area and then make your way down the side. 

5/ After the Show - At the end of the performance please remain in your seating area until you are prompted to leave by a steward. This is so we can manage your exit to avoid crowding the gates and control the required distancing. 

That's it, everything else will proceed as normal. 

Daytime events:- 

This information will affect  - Little Mermaid Jr, Sleeping Beauty and all other daytime performances/ activities:- 

1/ Social Distancing - Upon arrival you will be asked to sanitise your hands and given details of the one way system on site. 

All seating on site will be placed socially distanced in line with government restrictions. Please ensure you stick to the rules for outside gatherings while onsite. We recommend the Rule of 6 is followed when sitting.  Seating will be wiped at regular interval throughout the day and after use by one of our many volunteers on site. 

Please respect other peoples personal space whilst moving around the site and checking out the many stalls.  

2/ Mask wearing - The toilets are situated inside the building so masks will be mandatory when using those facilities inside. As this is an outside event Masks are not mandatory whilst you are wandering around the site - however please ensure you respect other peoples space and practice the 2 mtr rule if cueing. 

3/ Stalls - The stalls will be open during the morning performance of Little Mermaid Jr - so feel free to browse before or after the show but please remain seated during the performance and be aware we have to clear the site before 12noon. 

If you have any questions regarding the event please feel free to email Andrea on

We would like to thank you again for your continued support of Blackfriars Theatre over the past 15 months and we hope you enjoy the shows.


Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.