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In the front room of a former pottery shop in Hampstead lie 28 wooden theatre seats from 1930s Prague. They have witnessed Nazi occupation, Soviet troops quashing a revolution and the celebrations that met the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Now the rows lie empty once again. This time because of a pandemic.

Reach for the Stars is inspired by NASA astronaut Mae Jemison and will tour to schools in November with live family shows at Little Angel Studios on weekends

After seven months of closure, the pub venue is once again selling tickets for October’s Tales From The Golden Age by Ian Dixon Potter

Closer is co-produced by Highgate contemporary circus venue Jacksons Lane and explores intimacy and community at a time of solitude and distancing

As the Islington pub theatre waits to hear if it qualifies for Government rescue funds it has secured a grant to create five new pieces of digital work

Dual English National Opera casts rehearse and perform La boheme in separate bubbles to an audience in parked cars in an innovative production that will be broadcast free on Sky Arts

Rohan Candappa wrote and funded 20 monologues to help out of work actors during the pandemic which stand as ‘an archive of the strange days we’ve been living through’

Hackney Empire, the Almeida, Pentameters and the Lion&Unicorn are among the venues hoping to benefit from Crowdfunder and the Theatres Trust’s Save Our Theatres campaign

Marital squabbles at a post lockdown Hampstead barbecue fail to ignite or develop the comedy in a new play that was inevitably put together at speed

Postponed from its March opening, this musical version of the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie is the first fully-staged socially-distanced indoor theatre in town

A star-studded line-up including Mark Ronson and Imelda Staunton take part in an online evening of music, comedy, and readings for the Jewish Community Centre in NW3

Martin Murphy’s Jury by the Finsbury Park theatre follows a complex and gripping case being tried via Zoom

Singer Vivienne Isebor, actor Nitin Ganatra and Olivier award winner Sam Spiro will appear live from King Alfred School’s Phoenix Theatre in aid of Noah’s Ark hospice

The Puppet Theatre is running a two week festival of children’s theatre and workshops including their popular show The Slightly Annoying Elephant in Islington Square

Arts Centre managers want to minimise the time it is closed to the public, and get on with the plan for better seating, a new entrance, and foyer with cafe

Adam Spreadbury-Maher has staged more than 1,000 shows including numerous West End transfers at the Islington venue, which is due to move into a purpose built theatre next door

The intimate readings and three course dinners run at Clerkenwell’s Fidelio Orchestra Cafe next week

Staged concerts of Jesus Christ Superstar and comedy sets by Jimmy Carr and Russell Brand will play to a reduced capacity at the outdoor venue

Opera fans can attend drive-in performances at Alexandra Palace in September even if they do not have a car.

The Roundhouse and Clean Break Theatre Company were also handed Arts Council short term grants after demonstrating they needed urgent funding before the end of September

But John Plews from Upstairs at the Gatehouse said the ‘devil would be in the detail’ as he called for clearer guidance on when they can reopen safely

John and Katie Plews who have run Upstairs at the Gatehouse Theatre for 20 years say without a cash injection by October they will close

The Regent’s Park venue has closed for the first time since 1961 but will stage Romeo and Juliet and Carousel next year says artistic director Timothy Sheader

Cirque du Soleil acrobat and breakdancer Dergin Tokmak has made the online tutorial to help young wheelchair users stay active during lockdown.

A monologue about a bee trying to learn how to act human is part of a project to let families and flatmates perform their own pandemic dramas

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