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Inverness venue Eden Court to extend shut-down until August


By Alistair Whitfield

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Eden Court has extended its closure by another two months until at least the start of August.

Curtain down at Eden Court for now
Curtain down at Eden Court for now

The venue in Inverness had originally hoped it might be able to reopen its doors to the public at the start of June.

Eden Court’s chief executive, James Mackenzie-Blackman, said: "The direct impact on our organisation has been profound and unprecedented. This is without question the biggest threat to our existence in our 44-year history.

"We know that Eden Court is a vital community hub and that remaining closed is difficult for many, not least our staff.

"The customers we’ve been speaking to about cancellations and rescheduled events have been incredibly understanding.

"We’re committed to maintaining our relationships with all our audiences, participants and building-users during this time through digital experiences, newsletters and other means.

"The loyalty of those who know and love us will be more important than ever before when we come to re-open.

"We are grateful for the continuing support of The Highland Council, Creative Scotland and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise, with whom we are working in close partnership to do all we can to protect our workforce and our assets to ensure the continuing financial viability of our business."

Eden Court is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland, housing two theatres, two cinemas, two dance studios and conference and meeting spaces.

Attracting more than 300,000 people every year.It presents around 450 live performances and 2000 film screening every year as well as almost 60 classes a week.

All live performances up until August 1 have either been cancelled, postponed or rescheduled.

Customers who have booked any tickets for shows before that date should be directly contacted by the ticket sales team.

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