Covid protocols for visiting companies and hirers

Last updated 31/05/22

Dear Producer/Event organiser

Welcome to the Mercury. In order for us to ensure your team, our team and the audiences’ safety we are constantly updating our protocols and good practice in line with government and industry good practice. To enable your performance/event to go ahead we require you to review and acknowledge receipt of the protocols in force at the Mercury. We ask that you share these with your company/attendees and ensure that they will abide by them during your time at the Mercury.

  • If you or your team display any symptoms of COVID 19 do not enter the building
  • If you visit includes a show, we recommend that everyone regular lateral flow tests and does so before entering the building for the first time.
  • Only come into the building at your prearranged times and only access the areas you have hired.
  • We encourage you to maintain social distancing where you can and we can suggest socially distanced room capacities.
  • Sanitise your hands on entering the building and at regular intervals throughout the day. Hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes are available widely throughout the venue for your use.
  • We recommend that you wear a face mask or face covering throughout your visit to the building. If you do not have a mask, one can be given to you.

For Hirers:

  • You must share this guidance with anyone you are bringing onto the Theatre grounds before the date of your hire and they must agree to abide by these procedures.
  • Designated bathroom facilities will be allocated to your production team/event for your use during your visit

The theatre suggests socially-distanced capacities for the following rooms:

  • Rehearsal room – socially distanced capacity 40.
  • Dance studio – socially distanced capacity 30.
  • Creative Engagement space – socially distanced capacity 30.
  • Meeting room – socially distanced capacity 6.
  • Green room – socially distanced capacity 7.