Published Tuesday, 13th April 2021

The Harlequin Theatre and Cinema in Redhill is sharing two pieces of good news with its customers and the local community.

The venue is getting ready to open its doors after months of closure on Monday 17 May 2021, welcoming back the public with a varied and exciting range of live shows, films and event screenings. The Harlequin café will also reopen, serving delicious freshly made food and barista coffee. Extensive measures will be in place to make visiting the Harlequin a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

What’s more, the venue has just received a grant of £107,604 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, awarded by Arts Council England. This grant will support the Harlequin’s recovery and reopening, as it emerges from closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Duane Kirkland, Head of Wellbeing and Intervention at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming the public back through our doors in May, in line with the government’s roadmap. We are particularly pleased that, after 14 months, this date will mark the return of live shows for the venue.

“The Culture Recovery Fund grant will provide valuable support in our recovery and giving our customers a brilliant entertainment experience from the moment they step over our threshold.

“It has been a challenging year for the Harlequin, but we are now turning to the future. We are very much looking forward to getting back to normal over the coming months and offering a great range of entertainment for the community. We can’t wait to see you!”

The reopening of The Harlequin on Monday 17 May is dependent on Government confirmation for the next stage of the roadmap. Keep an eye on the Harlequin’s social media channels and website for the latest news, including summer shows and films which will be added over the coming days and weeks.