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Reopening Update and FAQs

We are delighted to welcome audiences back for 2021. From 26 May, The Brunton’s Big Screen Movies and Event Screenings will resume in Venue 1, much loved by regular customers as their local cinema venue.

East Lothian is in level 2 and in line with Scottish Government regulations, we have in place an extensive range of modifications including signage, floor markings, sanitiser stations, enhanced cleaning schedules, face coverings, reduced capacity in the auditorium and advance booking only – either online or by phone. Staff have been trained to ensure their own and audience safety. They will be on hand to offer a warm welcome and answer any questions that you may have.

Ticket sales

  • We are operating contactless ticket sales. Customers will purchase tickets online or by telephone only with no counter sales until further notice. Our NEW Box Office number is 0131 653 5245 and will be open from Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm until further notice.
  • All seating will be unreserved. This means that when you make your booking for your tickets for singles, pairs or family groups, your booking is recorded in our ticketing system. Our ushers will check you in and seat you from the customer booking list when you arrive. No tickets will need to be handed over to reduce contact. You will be ushered to your seats.
  • Please contact our Box Office by email on boxoffice@eastlothian.gov.uk if you have any specific seating preferences and we will try to accommodate these. However this may not always be possible as our usher team will need to seat people according to physical distancing guidelines. Your understanding is appreciated.
  • To manage queuing, the main doors to the front of the building on Bridge Street will be open. The rear door to Gracefield Car Park will be closed until further notice.
  • If you or a member of your household has or begins to display symptoms of Covid-19 please do not visit The Brunton.

Contact Tracing

  • We are taking part in the public health authorities’ Covid-19 Contact Tracing scheme. We are required to have a record of each booker’s name and telephone number.  To do this we will ask you on arrival at The Brunton, to scan a QR code for Check In Scotland and enter your details online. If you do not have a camera phone, we will record your information manually. To find out more, please see our Covid 19 privacy notice.

Face masks

•     Customers who do not have face masks with them on arrival will be offered face masks. It is mandatory that face masks are worn in the building, although they can be removed for eating and drinking.

  • Face masks are not required for those that are exempt.

Cleaning and hygiene

  • We have enhanced cleaning procedures in place before and after each screening.
  • Our staff will be wearing disposable gloves and face shields / masks.
  • Hand sanitiser stations will be in place for customers and staff.

Social distancing & seating

  • We will be seating everyone in accordance with current Scottish Government guidelines.
  • We have reduced the number of people we can accommodate for each screening, enabling social distancing to 2 metres.
  • We have arranged for spaces between seats and between rows to ensure that social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
  • We are required to seat customers 2 metres apart from those not in your household or extended household.
  • We have arranged for spaces between seats and between rows to ensure that social distancing guidelines are adhered to.
  • If you are attending with people who are in your household or extended household you will all be seated together. However if you are attending with people from different households, we are required to seat customers 2 metres apart. We will ensure that customers who are required to sit 2 metres apart will be seated as near to each other as possible.
  • When booking you will be asked to let us know how many households will be attending and we will arrange your seating.
  • We will operate socially distanced queuing in the building when customers arrive.
  • There will be signage and instructions for social distancing throughout the building
  • We will take customers to their seats so different households can stay 2m apart.
  • At the end of the film screening our team of ushers will manage the safe public exit from the auditorium in rows and blocks.

Bars & toilets

  • If the bar is open we will have table service at the bar with contactless payment.
  • 1 metre social distancing will be in place in the bar area.
  • Perspex screening will also be in place at the bar and kiosk.
  • We will operate a queuing system for the use of the public toilets.

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Your visit will be different to normal, but we are very much looking forward to welcoming you back.

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New Box Office Number

Tickets are on sale now for film screenings. Please book via our website www.thebrunton.co.uk or by calling our NEW box office number 0131 653 5245.

We hope our Reopening Video will help answer any questions you have about visiting the venue.

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The Brunton receives a portion of the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund

Fifty-nine venues across Scotland have received a total of £4.74million from the open call for applications to the Scottish Government’sPerforming Arts Venue Relief Fund through Creative Scotland. The Brunton has received funding of £250,000.

The purpose of the fund is to support immediate and critical financial need in order for venues which programme theatre and/or dance and/or music to remain solvent during the period of closure to the public and to plan for a sustainable return. This funding is to bridge the financial gap until opening plans and income projections are clearer. The fund recognises that performing arts venues still await confirmation from the Scottish Government as to when they can re-open. Social distancing requirements will have an impact on capacity and the financial viability of programming. 

Michael Stitt, Chair of The Brunton Theatre Trust welcomed the news:

As a Scottish Arts Charity, 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for The Brunton. The lockdown that was necessary due to Covid-19 has impacted greatly on the operation of The Brunton and its programme, as it has done on venues throughout the country and on those employed within the arts. We are extremely grateful to receive support from Creative Scotland’s Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund. This funding is a crucial contribution that will assist The Brunton to remain sustainable through this difficult period and will support the continuation of our programme of arts and entertainment for East Lothian and beyond. Careful consideration will be given to the type of programming that will be possible in the coming months with the safety of our audiences and staff at the forefront of our artistic decision making. We thank Creative Scotland for this funding. We also thank all our audiences and the local community for their ongoing patience and support for The Brunton during this challenging time.

Iain Munro, CEO, Creative Scotland said:

Despite the ongoing, detrimental impact that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on Scotland’s performing arts venues, and on culture as a whole, it is positive that we can offer some funding to help venues navigate these extremely challenging times. I’m also encouraged to see that this funding will help venues across many different parts of Scotland where they form such an important part of the cultural life of local communities.

Jude Henderson, Director of the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST) said:

We welcome the announcement of these emergency awards to performing arts venues across the country. The funds will help to support the vital work they do in serving communities, providing employment and showcasing Scotland’s world class theatre and dance offer, much of which is created by our members.

Donations of any size are invaluable to enable The Brunton to survive, thrive and continue to bring a programme of arts and entertainment to East Lothian and beyond. Donations can be made via The Brunton’s website www.thebrunton.co.uk  (https://bit.ly/3hgrDkX).

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Rescheduled & Cancelled Shows

Current Government advice is for pubs, clubs, theatres and other social venues to remain closed for the foreseeable future. We are continuing to work alongside all our promoters to reschedule many of our events until later in the year.
To make it easier for you to check new dates for shows we have listed them below. We will update this list regularly so please check back.

Thank you for your patience at this time.

Rescheduled Dates

Wed 12 Aug 2020 – Little Women (U)
Wed 2 Sep 2020 – 1917 (15)
Thu 3 Sep 2020 – The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG)
Thu 17 Sep 2020 – Funny Girls on Tour
Fri 23 Oct 2020 – Puppet Animation Festival: The Crab Prince
Sat 24 Oct 2020 – Puppet Animation Festival: Gingerbread Man
Thu 29 – Sat 31 Oct 2020 – MAMA present Chess The Musical
Sat 12 Dec 2020 – Girls Night Oot
Sat 30 Jan 2021 – Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Thu 11 Feb 2021 – The Story of Guitar Heroes Thu 4 Mar 2021 – An Evening with Eric Davidson
Fri 5 Mar 2021 – Midnight Train to Georgia: A Celebration of Gladys Knight
Fri 5 Mar 2021 – Kris Drever
Fri 12 Mar 2021 – Simply reRed
Sat 13 Mar 2021 – Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly: Acoustic Duo
Sat 13 Mar 2021 – Lost in Music – One Night at the Disco Fri 19 Mar 2021 – Harpy featuring Su Pollard Sun 21 Mar 2021 – Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour
Wed 24 Mar 2021 – Jersey Beats: Oh What a Night
Fri 26 Mar 2021 – Still Gaun!
Sat 27 Mar 2021 – Sun Records: The Concert Fri 9 Apr 2021 – Free Again: The Spirit of Bad Company & Free
Sat 10 Apr 2021 – Rock n Roll Paradise
Sat 17 Apr 2021 – Radio GaGa Thu 22 Apr 2021 – Money For Nothing Fri 23 Apr 2021 – Cloudbusting – The Music of Kate Bush
Sat 24 Apr 2021 – A Vision of Elvis
Sat 15 May 2021 – Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Sat 15 May 2021 – Dancersize CIC New Beginnings Sun 16 May 2021 – The Matt Monro Story Thu 20 May 2021 – The Fureys Fri 21 May 2021 – Abbamania
Sat 29 May 2021 – Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond The Ultimate Tribute
Sat 5 Jun 2021 – Magic of Motown
Sat 5 Jun 2021 – The Very Best of Spatz: Nostalgia 2021
Sat 12 Jun 2021 – Sydney Devine
Thu 12 Aug 2021 – Twist and Shout
Fri 13 Aug 2021 – Oh Carol! The Story of Neil Sedaka
Sat 14 Aug 2021 – Dougie MacLean in Concert Thu 19 Aug 2021 – The Chicago Blues Brothers
Sat 21 Aug 2021 – The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular Fri 27 Aug 2021 – Big Band Bublé Sat 28 Aug 2021 – Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo Sat 4 Sep 2021 – And Finally… Phil Collins Fri 8 Oct 2021 – Talon The Best of Eagles: Legacy Tour Sat 9 Oct 2021 – Day at Night: The Doris Day Songbook Sun 14 Nov 2021 – Sixties Gold Fri 26 Nov – Fri 31 Dec 2021 – Aladdin Pantomime

Cancelled Shows

Thu 17 Sep 2020 – Funny Girls On Tour Thu 22 Oct 2020 – Ruby Wax – How To Be Human

The Box Office counter and telephone service will be closed until further notice.

For enquiries, please email the Box Office at boxoffice@eastlothian.gov.uk
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thebrunton.co.uk

Categories
Covid 19 Update

Rescheduled & Cancelled Shows

We are continuing to work alongside all our promoters to reschedule many of our events until later in the year.
To make it easier for you to check new dates for shows we have listed them below. We will update this list regularly so please check back.

Thank you for your patience at this time.

Rescheduled Dates

2021

  • Sat 5 Jun 2021 – The Very Best of Spatz: Nostalgia 2021
  • Thu 12 Aug 2021 – Twist and Shout
  • Fri 13 Aug 2021 – Oh Carol! The Story of Neil Sedaka
  • Sat 14 Aug 2021 – Dougie MacLean in Concert
  • Thu 19 Aug 2021 – The Chicago Blues Brothers
  • Sat 21 Aug 2021 – The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular
  • Fri 27 Aug 2021 – Big Band Bublé
  • Sat 28 Aug 2021 – Alex Hodgson: Tickety Boo
  • Sat 4 Sep 2021 – And Finally… Phil Collins
  • Fri 10 Sep 2021 – Sweet Caroline
  • Thu 16 Sep 2021 – Lionel – The Music of Lionel Richie
  • Sat 25 Sep 2021 – Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS)
  • Fri 8 Oct 2021 – Talon The Best of Eagles: Legacy Tour
  • Sat 9 Oct 2021 – Day at Night: The Doris Day Songbook
  • Thu 14 Oct 2021 – Midnight Train to Georgia: A Celebration of Gladys Knight
  • Thu 14 Oct 2021 – Russian National Ballet – Swan Lake
  • Sat 23 Oct 2021 – Girls Night Oot
  • Thu 28 Oct 2021 – Money For Nothing
  • Sat 30 Oct 2021 – Harpy
  • Thu 4 Nov 2021 – An Evening with Eric Davidson
  • Fri 5 Nov 2021 – Rock and Roll Paradise
  • Tue 16 Nov 2021 – Sixties Gold
  • Sat 20 Nov 2021 – Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour
  • Sat 20 Nov 2021 – Abbamania
  • Fri 26 Nov – Fri 31 Dec 2021 – Aladdin Pantomime
  • Fri 26 Nov 2021 – Kris Drever
  • Fri 10 Dec 2021 – Cloudbusting – The Music of Kate Bush
  • Fri 23 – Mon 27 Dec 2021 – Funbox Santa’s Pyjamas Party

2022

  • Thu 24 Feb 2022 – Jersey Beats Oh What A Night
  • Sat 26 Feb 2022 – The Story of Guitar Heroes
  • Sat 12 Mar 2022 – A Vision of Elvis
  • Sat 19 Mar 2022 – Free Again: Spirit of Bad Company & Free
  • Fri 25 Mar 2022 – Nashville Live
  • Fri 1 Apr 2022 – Sun Records: The Concert
  • Thu 7 Apr 2022 – The Fureys
  • Fri 8 Apr 2022 – Radio GaGa
  • Thu 5 May 2022 – Derek Ryan Concert
  • Fri 6 May 2022 – Lost in Music – One Night at The Disco
  • Fri 27 May 2022 – Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
  • Sat 28 May 2022 – The Matt Monro Story
  • Fri 10 Jun 2022 – Maggie Bell & Dave Kelly: Acoustic Duo
  • Fri 17 Jun 2022 – Magic of Motown
  • Sat 6 Aug 2022 – Be Bop A Lula

Cancelled Shows

  • Thu 17 Sep 2020 – Funny Girls On Tour
  • Thu 22 Oct 2020 – Ruby Wax – How To Be Human

The Box Office counter will be closed until further notice.

Our NEW Box Office telephone number is 0131 653 5245 and will be open from Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm until further notice.

For enquiries, please email the Box Office at boxoffice@eastlothian.gov.uk
Tickets can be purchased online at www.thebrunton.co.uk