It perhaps doesn’t come as any surprise, but it’s still sad to hear to that West End LIVE 2020, planned for 20 and 21 June 2020, has been cancelled due to the recent guidance from the Government over COVID-19.
The statement from the Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre on the West End LIVE website and social media platforms said the organisations understood how disappointing the news would be to visitors “but rest assured it is not a decision that has been taken lightly. The health advice is clear, so we felt it better to act now and ensure our loyal fan base – some of whom travel from far and wide – can plan accordingly.
“West End LIVE has established itself over the years as a highlight of the theatrical year. It is a unique event for a world capital and one that provides an introduction into the wider West End for tens of thousands of visitors who go on to enjoy shops, restaurants, and other attractions.
“When the coronavirus pandemic lifts and London revives, West End LIVE will have an even more important role to play as a curtain raiser to the best of our fantastic West End. We look forward to being back bigger and better than ever before and as soon as we have dates to announce, you will be the first to know. Stay safe for now, and rest assured that at some point the show will go on.”
In the meantime West End Live fans were encouraged to check out the event’s YouTube channel for videos of previous performances.
To our wonderful #WestEndLIVE audience.— West End LIVE (@WestEndLIVE) March 23, 2020
"We look forward to being back bigger and better than ever before and as soon as we have dates to announce, you'll be the first to know." Read the full statement ðhttps://t.co/FuJsiKJWGU pic.twitter.com/x1tzNortyn