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St John’s Smith Square re-opens to the public

11:36, 15th September 2020

Following a successful pilot concert with a live audience in July, St John’s Smith Square is re-opening to audiences this autumn. 

A programme of 63 public concerts and 50 digital events has been planned, as a well as a Christmas Festival (8-23 December), and the inaugural digital Christmas Festival London, which will feature content from the live festival as well as specially created material.

Richard Heason, director of St John’s Smith Square, said: ‘Since we closed our doors at the end of the concert on 16 March we have been focussing our energy and efforts on finding a route back towards live music taking place in St John’s Smith Square once again. We are delighted that we are able now to safely welcome audiences back, albeit in a measured and controlled way, and that we can share the joy of live music.’

To comply with Covid regulations, audience capacity will be limited to 20%, and a one-way system will be in place. All concerts will take place without an interval, and audience members will have their temperature checked before entering the building.

For full programme information visit https://www.sjss.org.uk/

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