Regretably after yesterdays announcement by the Government that people should avoid bars, clubs, restaurants and theatres we have decided that we have no alternative but to close the venue until further notice. As a result as of today, all events up to and including April 16th have been postponed. We will review the situation again nearer this time and consider the advice on mass gatherings with a view to reopening.
As you can imagine this closure is a major disappointment to the venue and we have been working hard over the last 24 hrs to contact artists to reschedule all the events during this period to a later date in 2020. You will understand the impact on the venue financially – as with all businesses big and small – is devastating especially at a time when we have invested heavily in air conditioning and other improvements at the venue.
We have been inundated with emails and phone calls over the last 24 hours requesting information about the impact of the mass gathering advice on Acapela Studio and we have been touched by the encouragement and kind words offered – it really is heartwarming to know so many of you care about the future of the venue. Our apologies that we have not answered these emails but as you will understand we have been extremely busy.
Ticket holders for each event will receive a separate email hopefully over the next 48hrs providing information on any rescheduled dates. Please do not send in requests for refunds/ cancellation of tickets until such time as you receive the email about the event for which you hold tickets. We will not be able to respond to any requests until we have finalised each event.
We would also like to thank all of the Acapela staff who have as always been very supportive and enthusiastic despite the difficult circumstances we have faced over the last few weeks. We hope that it will not be long before they are able to return to Acapela and successfully bring to you all the wonderful events that we know you all enjoy so much.
We should also thank all the artists we have spoken to today. Every single one of them has been amazingly supportive and expressed how much they love and admire the venue and were very keen to assist in anyway they could.
How can you help Acapela ?
It’s very simple, please go and buy tickets NOW for a future event. The long term success of Acapela is based on our audience buying tickets – now more than ever! So why not buy a ticket for an artist you don’t know…and discover new music whilst helping secure Acapela’s future success.
PLEASE DO IT NOW!
Over the last two weeks we have seen a fall in ticket sales obviously because of the uncertainty we all face. Rest assured if an event does not go ahead then tickets will be refunded.
Finally we would like to thank you for your support and hope that you all remain in good health at this difficult time.