PRESS STATEMENT issued 4th May 2020:
Evesham Arts Association set to leave Arts Centre
After 40 years of bringing live entertainment to the Evesham Arts Centre the Evesham Arts Association (EAA) is seeking a new home. Licensing changes recently imposed by the venue owners Prince Henry’s High School make it financially unviable for the EAA to continue to run their programme of events from the Arts Centre.
EAA Chairman Chris Bloomfield said "It is deeply regrettable that after all of the time, effort and funds that we have invested in the centre over the past 40 years we now find ourselves in this situation. A considerable amount of volunteer hours have gone into the Arts Centre, right from its conception back in 1966 to the great arts facility that we all know today. Over my 30 years of involvement I have seen many changes and am very proud of all that the centre has enabled us to achieve. Whilst this may be the end of an era for the EAA we are a diverse and innovative organisation and I do believe that new and great opportunities to continue bringing live entertainment to Evesham lie ahead."
The Arts Association would like to thank everyone that has supported them over the years and hope that supporters, members and volunteers will continue to do so in future.
We regret to announce that Evesham Arts Centre is now CLOSED until further notice.
ALL SHOWS in the next few months are either CANCELLED or will be POSTPONED - details to follow when we have them.
Refunds will be available for cancelled or postponed shows. As a self-funding volunteer charity, we'll ask those who can afford it to consider accepting a credit against future bookings, or to donate the value of their tickets, instead of a refund.
- We have replacement dates for JOEL DOMMETT and EODS' RAZZLE DAZZLE - which we expect to take place despite the issue covered by the press statement above.
- Due to the change in circumstances covered by the press statement above, we regret that BUDDY & CRICKETERS, SOUNDS OF SIMON, CARPENTERS GOLD and BLUES BROS/COMMITMENTS are now cancelled. We'll be making refunds shortly.
- We regret that ALAN CARR, TRIO VOLANT, RAW COMEDY in April & June, RAPUNZEL, SWAN LAKE, CLIVE ANDERSON, ROBERT WHITE and ORBISON/WLBURYS will be cancelled.
Please keep checking this website or our Facebook page for updates.
Please DON'T visit the Arts Centre or Evesham Almonry - both are now CLOSED.
A huge 'THANK YOU' to all of the ticket-holders who've donated some or all of the value of their bookings to Evesham Arts Association funds. Your generosity & words of support are very much appreciated!
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