The Core at Corby Cube confirms reopening on 11 June following government green light

Following Monday’s government announcement, we can confirm that we will be able to reopen from Friday 11 June with a handful of summer shows.

We will reopen with a selection of theatre, comedy, music, dance, and family shows in June and July, with more shows to be announced for the Autumn/Winter season in the coming months.

On Friday 11 June, we will open with an interactive murder-mystery show hosted by superfan Tim Benzies, Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote, followed by Comedy Club 4 Kids on Saturday 12 June at 2.00pm and comedian Sam Avery’s show Toddlergeddon at 8.45pm. There will be a selection of music acts to choose from, including status quo legend Francis Rossi and a one-off Elvis and Neil Diamond night performed by Fisher Stevens, as well as gig-theatre from Pecho Mama with the visceral Medea Electronica.

All performances will be socially distanced until the government announce further easing of restrictions, with the roadmap currently stating 21 June as the next proposed date for changes to guidelines.

Both a #SeeItSafely venue (UK Theatre and SOLT) and accredited by Visit England with the We’re Good To Go mark, The Core at Corby Cube ensures the highest level of COVID safety precautions to keep audiences, artists and staff safe. Audiences can read more about The Core’s COVID safety measures here – www.thecorecorby.com/covid-safety

Commenting on the news, Director of The Core Joe Flavin said:

“Monday’s news of restriction changes in line with the road map is positive news for The Core and we are delighted to be one giant step further to ensuring that the theatre is available again to everyone from the 11th June.”

Thanks to a successful DCMS Cultural Recovery Grant, The Core has been able to continue to deliver creative projects throughout the pandemic, recently welcoming young people back into the venue again. Lyrical Lockdown is the latest project, mentoring 12-18 year old budding musicians and technicians for a live-streamed gig at the end of May. Regular Sparks sessions for 5-11 year olds and Core Create/Core Comedians for 12-18 year olds have also been enjoying in-person sessions again, which have been offered for free from the theatre until the end of term. If you would like to find out more about these sessions, click here – https://www.thecorecorby.com/getinvolved/

Booking for all of The Core’s upcoming shows is available at thecorecorby.com or via the Box Office on 01536 470470 Tuesday-Friday 10.30 – 5.30pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm.