COVID-19 / UK: Update on Festivals and Events

Wigmore Hall – closed until 14 April

COVID-19 / UK: Update on Festivals and Events

A list of concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the guidance on social distancing issued by the UK government on Monday (16 March), many organisations and venues have cancelled their upcoming music and arts events. The advice said that people should ‘Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs.’

Below is a list of announcements made regarding upcoming events to date. We will be updating this list on a rolling basis. Please email editor [at] For updates on events in Ireland, see here.

List of events cancelled or postponed to date (Wednesday 18 March, 3.20pm).

Royal Opera House – all events cancelled
Southbank Centre – all events cancelled
The British Museum closed until further notice
Tron Theatre, Glasgow closed until further notice
02 Arena, London closed until further notice
Barbican Centre, London closed until further notice
Wigmore Hall closed until 14 April
Waterfront Hall, Belfast closed until 17 April
Ulster Hall, Belfast closed until 17 April

National Gallery, London closed until 4 May
Royal Scottish National Orchestra – all events cancelled
Snape Maltings – all events cancelled up to 30 April
28 March: NOIRELAND International Crime Fiction Festival, Belfast – postponed
1 April: Arts Council of Northern Ireland: Information on SIAP Funding for Artists, Derry postponed
2–5 April: Counterflows Festival – cancelled
5 April: Waltham Forest Cello Fest - Duo Brikcius - International Day of Conscience, London – postponed until 18 October 2020
24 April–10 May: Glasgow International 2020 – postponed
29 April–3 May: Festival of Ideas, the Royal Academy – cancelled
8–24 May: Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2020 – cancelled
12 May: Solo Cello Suites by Ernest Bloch / František Brikcius, St James’ Church, Sussex Gardens – postponed until 1 October
21 May–30 August: Glyndebourne Festival – postponed until 14 July

24–28 June: Glastonbury – cancelled

To add your information, please email editor [at] For updates on events in Ireland, see here.

Published on 18 March 2020

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