Further to the Welsh Government announcements and COVID guidance several events have been cancelled across Wales over Christmas and into the New Year.
These include Wales Millennium Centre scheduled shows from 26 December 2021 to 15 January 2022 including performances of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on 23 and 24 December are also cancelled due to Covid-related absences in the cast and crew.
Bute Park’s Trail Closes Gates From Boxing Day
Cardiff’s Christmas at Bute Park is closing its gates as of Boxing Day, bringing the Outdoor walking trail to an early end.
In a statement the venue said. “As an outdoor walking trail, through 40 acres of parkland, we fully believe we have created an attraction which can operate in a Covid-safe manner.
Sadly, the wide scope of the new regulations makes no exceptions for the attraction, despite the mitigations and safety measures in place. Following clarification from the government, it is for this reason that Christmas Eve will now be our last date.
“We have loved every moment of producing the trail over the last 3 weeks, as we have worked hard to bring some Christmas cheer to our beautiful home at Bute Park. With a further 40,000 people expecting to visit us over the coming fortnight, we know this blow will be felt by many. “
Ticket buyers for all upcoming trails will be emailed with a choice to refund tickets, or to carry tickets over to our Christmas 2022 light trail.
St David’s Hall Cancel Ballet Performances
St David’s Hall have cancelled their Christmas ballet season, midway through its run. Performances of both Cinderella and The Nutcracker by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia, accompanied by the Russian State Ballet Orchestra had already taken place this week.
The venue said via a statement on Twitter: “Following the reintroduction of social distancing measures affecting live venues across Wales, we have unfortunately had to cancel all our ballet performances for Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet from Boxing Day onwards. St David’s Hall will now be closed until Mon 17 Jan 2022.”
New Theatre Cancel Forthcoming Aladdin Performances
Cardiff’s New Theatre have also had to cancel all forthcoming performances of their pantomime, Aladdin.
The New Theatre announced on Twitter: “Due to the change in legislation announced by Welsh Government on Wed 22 Dec 2021, we are sad to say that all performances of Aladdin from 26 Dec 2021 onwards have been cancelled
“We have contacted all ticket holders directly. If we have an email address on record we will have contacted you on that email (please also check spam/junk folders), if not we will be in touch by telephone in the coming days.”
As many other venues across Wales are following suit with reference to the legislation, it is advised that you check with the venue before attending any event, in many cases all provide information through their websites and social media accounts.