As the national Covid restrictions start to ease further this week, and pubs across England are pulling their first pints of 2021, we’ve been working behind the scenes to prepare to reopen our much-missed SLT Bar.
Subject to how restrictions in England change in the next few weeks, we’re planning to start by reopening the Barden on Saturday evenings from the middle of May. This could mean that those enjoying the Barden could socialise (responsibly!) with everyone else present rather than having to keep to the Rule of Six, which feels much more like the SLT bar that so many of us know and love. Looking further ahead, we’ll support evening and matinee productions in the theatre once they return, and look forward to reopening our lovely basement bar fully once restrictions have been removed entirely.
We’ll provide further details on how to arrange to visit the bar and how to get involved as volunteers soon – watch this space! In the meantime we’ll keep working on a range of projects to make our bar as brilliant as it can be, from exploring how we could cool the cellar better (goodbye, frothy lager!) to how we can train and support our volunteers more effectively.
We look forward to seeing you for a drink and a chat very soon!
Chair, SLTC Members Club