Covid: Important Customer Information
The health and the safety of our audiences and staff is of paramount importance at all times. The information below outlines what measures and steps we are taking to ensure you the safest visit possible, and what help we need from you to help us do that.
All measures will be continually reviewed and updated in accordance to the latest guidance issued by the Government.
Click the button below to read the TRW Covid Risk Assessments as part of our Covid Secure Policy
What to expect on your visit to Theatre Royal Windsor
There are many changes you will notice when you visit to watch a production. These changes help us to operate as a “See It Safely” venue that puts the safety and wellbeing of our audiences, performers and staff first.
Please read all emails and communications from us regarding your booking very carefully – they will contain important information regarding arrival times and your allocated point of entry.
- Health Questionnaire
You should not attend a performance if:
– You or any member of your party due to attend experience Covid symptoms prior to a show
– You or any member of your party due to attend have been advised by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate (you are exempt from isolating from 16 August if you are double vaccinated at least 14 days before being a close contact of someone who has tested positive, or under the age of 18)
If you are unable to attend a performance due to either of these reasons, you should contact our Box Office Team to discuss the options for your booking. As a See It Safely venue we will be ensuring that you have maximum flexibility by allowing tickets to be exchanged up to 24 hours prior to the performance – so if someone in your party is confirmed as Covid positive or has symptoms, there is no need to worry. If notice is provided 24hrs or less before the performance is due to commence, we are unable to make any further changes to your tickets.
By entering Theatre Royal Windsor you are declaring that you have not experienced symptoms of Covid in the last 11 days; have not tested positive for COVID 19; or have not been instructed to self-isolate (unless you are exempt from isolating as you are double vaccinated or under the age of 18).
According to the NHS website: If you test positive, your self-isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day you had the test, if you do not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days.
- NHS COVID-19 app
Upon arrival to the theatre, all attendees are encouraged to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app by scanning the QR code displayed at each entrance.
If you haven’t already, we recommend downloading the app prior to your visit.
To download the app, search ‘NHS COVID-19’ in either the Google Play Store app (for Android phones), or the App Store (for iPhones).
- Face Coverings
Whilst the use of Face Coverings from the 19 of July is no longer a legal requirement, WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU to wear a face covering at all times within the theatre, unless eating or drinking this helps to protect you, our staff, performers, and others around you.
Having undertaken our latest risk assessment with the further easing of restrictions, due to the proximity between performers and audience members, for On Stage audiences the wearing of face coverings will be compulsory.
- Hand Sanitation and Enhanced Cleaning
Hand sanitation stations have been installed at numerous points around our building.We strongly encourage all visitors, customers and staff to regularly wash their hands and use the hand sanitiser stations.
All public corridors, toilets, bars and auditorium areas will be subject to enhanced cleaning regimes daily each morning and between performances including regular cleaning of touchpoints e.g. toilets, door handles, handrails prior to each performance and also during performances.
As part of our mitigating methods alongside ‘fogging’ the auditorium with antiviral disinfectant prior to each performance, we are utilising the maximum capacity of the air handling system within the auditorium to provide a fresh air supply circulating into the auditorium, alongside the air conditioning system in the stalls bar.
- Box Office and Ticket Collection
“Print at Home” or E-tickets have been introduced to Theatre Royal Windsor. If you have chosen to have a Print at Home ticket, for your visit, please either print this ticket or ensure it is available on a scannable device (such as a mobile phone).
If you have received your tickets in the post already, please bring these with you as normal. Any future tickets will either be posted out or emailed.
Should you need to collect tickets, please visit the box office counter in the foyer for assistance.
- Bag Searches and Cloakroom
Bag searches will continue to take place to ensure the safety of our building, patrons and staff. We would ask that all visitors keep the number of personal items being brought into the building to an absolute minimum to help us keep outside queues to a minimum.
We cannot allow bags into our building without being searched, Bag Search staff will be wearing a disposable glove on the hand that may touch your belongings. This glove will be changed between each search. Should you not be comfortable with your bag being searched, please do not bring a bag with you.
Our Cloakroom is open for the storage of small items and coats, only small bags are permitted into the auditorium.
Please Note: Members of our Front of House team wear body warn video devices which will only commence recording if so required.
- Purchasing Food, Drinks and Merchandise
Our bars and theatre shop are open for you to purchase food, drinks, and ice cream to enjoy with the performance. If you have pre-ordered a drink or ice-cream or have a voucher, simply present this to the staff at your nearest bar.
Please note: We strongly encourage the use of cashless payments.
Programme vouchers can be redeemed from any of our bars or merchandise points. Please feel free to visit the area that best suits your needs.
Our toilet facilities are available throughout the performance should you wish to use them at quieter times and avoid queues.
To aid ventilation within our toilet facilities, their main entrance doors will be held open (cubicle doors can be closed). Please do not close these at any time.
The toilets are cleaned regularly during the day both prior to and during performances.
- Leaving the Building
When your performance has ended, we kindly ask that you collect your rubbish and dispose of it in one of our many bins provided.
When exiting the building, please make your way promptly away from the building to your mode of transport or next destination.
No Visitors to Stage Door
Regrettably, we are unable to allow anyone to wait at our Stage Door to meet with our cast upon their exit. There are no exceptions to this rule. It will not be possible to request selfies or autographs with the cast.