Returning to The Brunton FAQs
FAQs FOR REOPENING
The Brunton (Venue 1) will reopen once Scottish Government advice allows.
We have been working hard to welcome you back safely to The Brunton, so there will be a few changes within our building. We do hope the following answers any questions that you might have.
- 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 4pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
-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. If we do not have a note of the booker's telephone number on our ticketing system, this will be collected on arrival. To find out more, please see our privacy notice.
- 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 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 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.
While we are very excited to hopefully be able to start welcoming visitors back soon, this is still an incredibly difficult time for The Brunton. We have been closed for over 6 months and still need to limit visitor numbers for the safety of our visitors and our staff. As a Scottish arts charity operating in the local community, we are reliant on the support of customers, particularly during these unprecedented times. Please consider making a donation. We are grateful for donations of any size. It all helps. Thank you.
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When & Where
Jane Austen's beloved comedy Emma is filled with frilly frocks, flights of fancy and frivolity for all.
Scuttle the crab longs to be human. Can little Lucy help to make his dreams come true? And should Scuttle be careful what he wishes for?
Live screening - The greatest of all Romantic ballets, Peter Wright's production of Marius Petipa's classic is a tale of betrayal, the supernatural and love that transcends death. Starring Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov.
Inspired by a shocking true story.
British comedy-drama film.
Live Screening - Puccini's first triumph returned to Covent Garden for the first time in 30 years in a new staging by Jonathan Kent, starring Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann.
Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, adapted by Nick Stafford in association with the award-winning Handspring Puppet Company.
The Royal Ballet celebrated Peter Wright's 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.
Wednesday 23 December 5pm
Thursday 24 December 11am & 2pm
Sunday 27 December 12pm & 3pm
Ho Ho Ho! Funbox invite you to a very special sleepover, but you’ll be too excited to snooze cos we’re all staying up for Santa!
The Brunton and the Lammermuir Festival Present The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
The Story of Guitar Heroes - If you like music and guitars you will LOVE this show!
A wonderful evening’s entertainment.
NEW DATE: Friday 5 March 7.30pm 2021
Capturing the essence of the Multi Award Winning Ms Gladys Knight.
NEW DATE: Friday 5 March 7.30pm 2021
Kris Drever is a Scottish folk singer songwriter
A tribute to Mick Hucknall and Simply Red, guaranteed to keep you singing and dancing all night!
Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA 'The Face of Vagisan' confronts a new decade of decrepitude.
A wonderful evening of acoustic blues, soul with a little humour added. Two great voices, two great reputations.
Get ready to recreate the magical 70s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!
Legendary Status Quo lead singer shares the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when in an intimate evening of chat and music.
Friday 26 November - Friday 31 December 2021
After much consideration, The Brunton Theatre Trust has had to make the extremely difficult decision to postpone our annual Pantomime, Aladdin, until 2021.
This is merely as a postponement, not a cancellation of our treasured Panto. Aladdin will be with us bigger and better for the festive season 2021! Full story here.