Updated 10.01.2022

Following the most recent guidance from the Government we’d like to reassure you that we are still doing everything we can as a venue to keep you safe during your visit to Weymouth Pavilion.

Visitors must wear a face covering when walking around the venue, this includes going to and from seats, going to the toilets and at the bar. You do not need to wear a mask if you are medically exempt, eating or drinking.

As events in the theatre are seated you do not need a Covid Pass. If you are attending an Ocean Room event where the capacity is over 500, you must provide proof of double vaccination or a single dose of Janssen. You will be asked to show your Covid Pass before entering the room. If you are not vaccinated you must show proof of a negative PCR test, accepted forms of proof are a valid NHS text or email confirmation.

If government guidance changes you will be notified in due course.

We encourage anyone who is experiencing symptoms to stay at home and make bookings and enquires over the phone instead. Our Box Office lines are open from 9:30am – 6pm every day (later if there is a show).

Please also remember to be kind and respectful towards our staff, volunteers, and fellow members of the audience. The government rules are beyond our control, and we’re all trying our hardest to rebuild the future – to ensure the continued success of a friendly local theatre for all generations to appreciate.

Our guests safety and comfort is paramount to us; the team have been working tirelessly to put in place some new safety precautions which will be strictly enforced.

Here is what we are doing to keep you safe:

New air filtration systems have been installed in the auditorium and in the Ocean Room.

Anti-viral fogging equipment is in place and used before and after every performance.

Our cleaners have a strict cleaning regime and will be thoroughly sanitising everything before and after every performance.

Guests must wear face coverings inside the venue unless eating or drinking

Room capacities have been decreased to provide extra space and seats

Temperatures are being checked upon arrival before entering the auditorium.

The audience must wear a face mask at all times unless medically exempt or under the age of 11.

There is a one-way system in and out of the theatre.

Hand sanitiser is available for guests around the venue.

We have installed a new set of women’s toilets upstairs to minimise queues, and the ushers will be monitoring how many people are using the toilets at any given time.

What does the Fogging Machine do?

Our new fogging machine is designed to clean and sanitise large areas quickly and effectively and can kill off viruses and other biological agents in the air and on surfaces.

The task involves spraying a fine mist from a spray gun which is then left to evaporate, this is done before and after every performance.

About our Air-Filtration system

We have fitted four filters in the auditorium (two upstairs and two down) which are constantly running, even when the auditorium is occupied. The Air-filters are used to clean and sterilise the air by using UV-C germicidal technology ensuring the air you breathe is protected from bacteria and virus risk.

About our React-Air Ozonator

Our new ozone machine is used once the auditorium is cleared and the filters are turned off. The Ozonator is designed for commercial environments and uses a UVC technology which drives airflow through the decontamination chamber, neutralising bacteria, viruses, pollen and odours. The Ozone machine eradicates viruses and bacteria and sterilises everything it touches with UVC and Ozone technology; these machines have been used for many years to sterilise hospitals, operating theatres and surgical instruments.

We hope that our safety precautions have provided reassurance to our visitors that we are doing everything we can to continue putting on great shows in a safe way.