Performances in the theatre
The Merlin bar will be open and we warmly welcome you to choose from our usual selection of cold drinks and refreshments. Our stock of sweets and delicious ice-creams will also be fully available; please note that we will not be serving cakes or hot drinks.
Sitting comfortably – and safely
We will allocate seating to our patrons on the night so please arrive in good time. Although we will make every effort to accommodate all parties, it may not be possible for large groups to be seated together. Please bear with us on this.
If you have access requirements or additional needs please email firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably a minimum of 24 hours before the performance. If this is not possible, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance and make yourself known to the Front of House Manager.
Masks must be worn whilst inside all public areas and for the duration of the performance. Please feel free to remove your mask outside or in the loo.
Spend A Penny… at home, if possible!
For your comfort a toilet will be available to audience members. However, we encourage audiences to spend a penny at home to assist with distancing measures at busy times inside the theatre building itself.
We hope you enjoy your visit – it’s great to be back!
Matthew Bourne’s ‘gorgeous take on the film classic’ (★★★★ The Times) comes to the Merlin for the first time. Winner of two Olivier Awards, The Red Shoes is an ‘utterly enthralling’ (★★★★★ Daily Express) tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.
Pop-Up Comedy joins forces with the Merlin Theatre for the return of The Comedy Eclectic, an exciting series of socially-distanced comedy shows over the winter months.
Award-winning Kiwi (now local) stand-up comedian Jarred Christmas hosts the very best from the international stand-up comedy scene.
Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together from London’s O2.
The headline stars of Les Misérables -The Staged Concert perform their own show, featuring songs from The Lion King, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables and many more.